Chicago, Illinois

FACTS ABOUT CHICAGO The name "Chicago" is derived from a French rendering of the indigenous Miami-Illinois word shikaakwa for a wild relative of the onion, known to botanists as Allium tricoccum. The first known reference to the site of the current city of Chicago as "Checagou" was by Robert de LaSalle around 1679 in a memoir. Henri Joutel, in his journal of 1688,…

I have a visitor! Sight seeing around Toronto.

Last week I collected my first visitor from Australia - my Mum! She flew to Toronto via Vancouver (from Brisbane) and looked just like I remembered her from 7 months ago... she must travel better than I do to look a million dollars after that journey! I was very excited leading up to her visit…