I'd always wanted to fly from Meigs, but that's no longer possible thanks to the well-documented actions of Mayor Daley. This morning, before leaving Chicago for Oshkosh, Ian and I drove down to take a look at what was left. Although the control tower remains there's little else to suggest that this was once one of the world's most stunning airports. Dayley has turned it into a park with a mixture of mown grass, paths and wild conservation areas. As parks go, it's a pretty good one. It's in a stunning location and provides an area for cyclists, runners, walkers and just about anyone else to enjoy themselves. I'd still rather have Meigs though.
Simple Pleasures : The Dawn Raid
6 months ago