Saturday, June 03, 2006

Tourist Hotspots Part 1: Gary, IN

So many of our great American cities have fallen out of favor. Now people look for ritzy stuff like Vale or Aspen. They want family friendly like Disney. I propose it is time for Americans to visit the cities that made this nation great. Today I'd like to profile Gary, Indiana.

This vacation destination sits in the shadow of Chicago. It is easy to access through the Gary International Airport, or as they like to call it "Chicago's other airport". The Gary airport is serviced by two major airlines, Hooters Air and Casino Express. Yes, Hooters has diversified. No longer are they just a family restaurant, but they also can fly you to destinations around the US. One of the other major ciities they service is another vacation land called Newark, NJ.

What will I do once in Gary? Well, Gary is the home to a number of celebrities like the Jackson Family. That's right the pop singing icons of this nation the Jacksons are from Gary. If you are lucky maybe you and your family will run into Michael who will invite your children to spend the night with him leaving you and your spouse free to hit the floating casino on Gary's waterfront.

Have I ever been to Gary? Yes, I once drove through it. I loved it. It kind of had a 1970s Communist Europe feel from the the industrial stench in the air, to the rusting rail yards, to the smoke spewing smoke stacks. And did I mention the yellow haze in the air?

Gary, Indiana... isn't it time you visited?

Our next profile will be another dream destination... East St. Louis. Stay tuned.

2 Comments:

Blogger Scheherazade said...

I'll visit with the others, in droves, that is when "Jacko" plays the lead in THE MUSIC MAN; to see him possibly moonwalk--I guess that is passe these days though--on his rendition of "Gary Indiana...my home sweet home." Priceless. Who to play Marian the Librarian though?

Sunday, June 04, 2006 11:11:00 PM  
Blogger Gaius Germanicus said...

Well, I am sold. Gary or Bust!
Can't wait to hear about E. St. Louis. And to think once I was only a bridge away but declined to cross. Wait, I think I did to get to a floating casino.

I think we should profile Kensington PA. Where they filmed Rocky, now that is a fun town.

Monday, June 05, 2006 8:29:00 AM  

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