We spent most of the afternoon enjoying the air conditioning while watching people sing, or who thought they could.
I was in Chicago for a conference, and I was getting bored. I called my sister and told her I was tired of sitting in meetings all day, and I needed something to do. It was hot and humid and I couldn’t handle much more of the poor air conditioning in the hotel. She told me to check out Alsip, IL while in Chicago. Alsip was a suburb of Chicago, and she knew that I liked touring small cemeteries whenever I traveled. I told her thank you, and went online. They had three famous cemeteries that were historical. One cemetery offered a ghost tour, of famous gangsters and villains. I thought it would be a lot of fun, and convinced some of the people I knew to go along with me. It was hot in the city, but not too bad in Alsip. The temperatures were in the upper eighties, but there was a lot of shade in the cemeteries. The best part of our trip outside of Chicago, was when we went to the Dakota Inn. It was a lively bar and grill that offered karaoke. We spent most of the afternoon enjoying the air conditioning while watching people sing, or who thought they could. We enjoyed the food and a day away from the meetings. After a few craft beers, my buddy got up on stage and convinced me to sing with him. It was difficult sing neither of us could carry a tune, but we were having a blast. We caught a taxi that would take us back to our hotel, but none of us were in a condition to drive.