While we were out in Wisconsin, we took a trip down to Chicago. At first we were a little overwhelmed by the busyness and enormity of the city, but once we settled in and pretended to fit in with 4 kids and strollers, H/H, it was so much FUN!!!
On this trip we WALKED AND WALKED AND WALKED.
David tracked us on his phone, and the one day we were there, we walked a little over 8 miles! Adam walked the whole way without complaining. He is such a trooper. All the kids did amazingly well for the humidity, heat, and long days. I am so glad they did, because we got to do so much!
I'm not really sure what it is called, but it was a pretty cool piece of art in the middle of the city. We had a lot fun taking different kinds of pictures with it.
Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza
Oh so yummy!
Field Museum of Natural History
We were able to use our museum passes here and at the Planetarium, so we tried to pack both in. We wished we had more time at each place, but thought it was cool we could even see both!
Can you find Adam??
This place had so many interactive fun things for the kids!
Sadly, Adam thought you were supposed to put your head through the hole. Needless to say, we had a pretty hard time getting his head back out! Poor Kid.
There were so many different things going on for one day in one place, it was crazy! The Taste of Chicago was going on, protesters were out for and against abortion, they had concerts going on all over the city, a Children's Festival was happening, and they had fireworks that night for something else. People and police were everywhere, families begging for money, city performers, horns honking, trains flying by... Those were just a few things we happened to run into on our walk around the city. I had forgotten what big cities were like.
This was crazy. While we were at the Children's Festival, we just happened to run into an old friend from the BYU Track Team that both Amber and I knew. Such a small world. It was fun to visit with her and just so funny because she didn't know Amber and I knew each other and just thought we all happened to be in the same place at the same time:)
Yes Adam got wet. Really, Really wet!
We didn't go up Willis Tower, but stood outside it.
We went to this outdoor amphitheatre and heard a live orchestra perform, "The Planet Earth". They had nature pictures on a huge screen and it was all FREE:) It was pretty cool.
Ashley enjoying the show
Of course we had to stop by the Ghiradelli shop. We got free chocolate and got some yummy, yummy ice cream:)
On our way to Chicago, we went out of the way to hit the state Michigan, so just had to get that in there, H/H!
We pretty much booked it all the way home, but had some stops along the way.
We were pretty exhausted after this trip, but had a blast!