Side note: I'm writing this in the dark. Well kinda. Our office light bulb died and it hasn't been replaced yet. So im using 2 desk lamps and the light from the closet. Wish me luck!
Sunday morning we rode the train into the city. We then took a really long walk to our hotel to drop our bags off. We did a lot of walking.
Found China Town on our walk.
Dropped the bags off and kept on the long walk movement (not the best idea in humidly).
We purchased a City Pass which gave us the above tickets. It was half of the cost if we had purchased the tickets individually. The best perk was passing all of the lines because we got to go straight to the front of all of the lines It was great to be able to hit up all of the major museums too.
Found this cool fountain on the long walk.
Found the Bears stadium on the long walk.
Finally arrived at our destination, the Field Museum.
Sue, Josh and me. Most complete T-Rex. I would be pretty scared if there were dinosaurs walking the earth!
Shedd Aquarium. I could have stayed here all day. Well any of the Museums we could have stayed for hours, but time did not permit us to do so. I had to take this photo. Josh and his arch nemesis, dolphins! Look how un happy he is.
Dolphins! This museum was phenomenal. It is the largest indoor aquarium in the US. There were so many large tanks. This is one of them that had cute dolphins swimming around.
Beluga whale! This tank was huge too. When ever I see a beluga whale I think of that Raffe song, Baby Beluga.
Mom and babies.
Sea Turtle. The are so fun to watch.
Penguins! Ever watch Dirty Jobs? They came here once to clean their enclosure.
I loved the lake. It gave me a an illusion of the ocean.
We then went to the Museum of Science and Industry. We were pretty much over museums at that point. We were in a desperate need of a nap and we really wanted to go swimming at the hotel pool. We got smart and took a cab back to our hotel. Sometimes the 7 bucks is worth it!
On top of the Sears Tower. This was my second time and I was glad we went at sunset.
Pizza again! We weren't planning on it, but we were starving and tired of trying to find another place to eat at. This was Giordanos. I liked their pizza the best. You can tell because I downed 3 pieces and Josh ate 2. The sauce, the cheese the crust, so yummy! I now like pizza a lot but, only if it's from Chicago.
It's hard to believe we did all of this in one day!!! We were so tired. We rode busses, trains, cabs and walked and walked and walked. Did I mention we walked a lot? I thought Chicago's subway system was going to be more like NYC where you could ride it anywhere. I learned it was not, oh well!