Originally Posted by SierraJim
I'm not from Chicago but I did spend a week there one day.
In March of 2005, I flew to Chicago for work, and called home from the cab on the way to the hotel. First on the line was one of my then-four-year-old twins.
Dad: Guess what? There's snow on the ground here!
Son: Are you in Tahoe?
Dad: No, I'm in Chicago.
Son: Are you near
Dad: No, actually, you're closer to Tahoe right now than I am.
Son: Are there people skiing there?
Dad: No.... Well, it's basically flat, and the snow is kinda dirty and gross, so you really wouldn't want to.[silence]
Son: Why do people live there?
Dad: Ummm, well, it's got nice architecture, and good colleges, and good places to work, and museums and stuff.
Son: No -- why did they start
Dad: Well, I guess they were kind of heading West and figured they'd stop there.
Son: They should've kept going.
I have raised total California kids. Sorry.