Day 122, Chicago in a day !

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 .

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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 .

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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 .

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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 .

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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 .

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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 !

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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 !

About sallyljacobson

I live in paradise again, Bend Oregon, after a 19 month RV trip around North America with our 2 teenagers and 2 dogs. It was the adventure of a lifetime, and now I'm on to my next one - selling real estate to those lucky enough to move to Bend. The trip blog is www.gojacobsons.com and my current blog is sallysbendblog.com. Follow along, I'd love to be in touch with you!

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