Little Warsaw

 

 

 

"Little Warsaw" Polish Neighborhood
September 13, 2012

9.13.12  Good trip to Chicago. Had fun. Can't wait until Lucy.  Maxine M.

9.14.12  We really enjoyed the day and the trip all over again. It was a blast.  David & Mary Ann P.
(NOTE:  A thank you to David for sending me additional pictures.)

9.15.12  Even though Gary and I are not Polish, we enjoyed the trip to Little Warsaw.  It was great fun.   Pat C.

9.15.12  What a very nice tour.  We enjoyed every minute.  Thank you.  Bob & Betty U.

After picking up the last our of 40 passengers, we headed to Chicago's Polish Neighborhood on a beautiful sunny day, which ended up with just a little briskness in the air, hinting of autumn setting in. 

Before getting into the Chicago area, we made a rest stop and told them to get coffee, as Paul, our driver, picked up fresh donuts at Rise n Roll in the morning.  He said they were still warm when he got them.

 

 

Our first stop was the Polish American Museum, the 2nd largest Polish museum in America.  The Polish American Museum houses some wonderful stained glass, paintings, and artifacts.  

 

We then headed to the Red Apple Restaurant for a superb Polish/American buffet, which is not what we here in South Bend experience at a Polish buffet.  They had stuffed cabbage, pig hocks and sauerkraut, potato pancakes, and so much more.

We then loaded back onto the bus and headed to Wally's Supermarket, which had a huge display of baked goods, as well as a nice selection of meats.

Our next stop was Kurowski's Meat Market.  Oh my.....what an array of authentic Polish meats, as well as ready made soups, pierogis, and canned goods at unbelievable prices!  Everything was labeled in Polish.  At both locations, several of our passengers visited a couple of nearby liquor stores to buy Polish beer and wine.

As you can see, there were lots and lots of purchases made.

I just had to snap a picture of one of the curious people on the street wondering what a big bus like that was doing in the neighborhood.

It was then time to head home after a fun day, which had turned comfortably cool.

Look at the price of gas.

How would you like to have to tackle this traffic every day?  I can't think of a better reason to travel anywhere by motor coach!