Whew , what a blast ! It was a busy day . Left camp at 7:15 am to ride the train into Chicago . Dave had suggested it a few days ago and he was right – much better than driving . The conductor’s wife manages a property in Oregon .
Went to the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) first and up to the 103rd floor. This is Dan bring gutsy sitting on the Skydeck – 1450 feet high ! A little plastic box hanging off the side of the building . Crazy .
I didn’t care for the height ! I’m holding on like that would help! Kids were fine and took tons of cute pictures of each other and their feet through the floor .
This is our reflection in the Bean in Millenium Park – so fun ! The park was packed with tourists and locals because the sun came out finally . They had snow last week .
We stumbled on this Tiffany glass dome inside the old library – gorgeous dark to light green pieces made to look like fish scales . There was a quartet playing under the dome, and we followed the sound up the marble staircases to the 4th floor . Exquisite sound and a feast for our eyes . Eliza and I agreed that it must have been pretty special to check a book out of this library . Now it’s a cultural center with so much going on we didn’t have time to see it all .
These tags were hanging on a newly planted row of trees , and we thought they were funny . Others said “Treemendous”, “Branch out” and “Did you know trees make the air cleaner ?” We know !
View of the city from Navy Pier . The storm was rolling in and we bought tickets for the Wave Swinger only to have the rain start and the ride be closed down . After we had walked all the way there ! The Ferris Wheel was closed for repairs and the whole pier is under construction , so it was a bust . Good views though .
Ready to go home and see what the dogs have been doing , we went to the El station on Grand and rode it until the end . Dan had really researched the lines , so we transferred to the purple line and got off near our train station. Hot footed it off, down through the turnstile, under the bridge and up the stairs … Only to find we were on the wrong side of the tracks and the train was in sight ! Down the stairs we went , under another bridge, and up what I’m sure were more stairs than the other side !
The ride back to Waukegan was relaxing , the old houses and graffiti interesting , and we got home to an RV still intact . Another perfect day !