Friday, June 9, 2017

Chicago - Day 3

So the weather didn't get better. Still cold & still raining when we left the hotel Saturday morning. Luckily, the rain didn't last too long. The first stop was Millennium Park.


We had to get pics of "The Bean"




We were early so there wasn't a ton of people. 

The park was really pretty.


After the park we went to the Museum of Science & Industry. I'm not much of a museum person but this place was really cool. There was a ton of interesting things to see. 


There was a model of the city with working parts. So cute. I was excited to see a real Oscar!

Next up was the aquarium.


The penguins & the otters are my favorite. Those otters were having a grand old time. They were swimming & diving all over the place.

We walked around Navy Pier, Michigan Avenue & did some shopping. There's a lot of people watching here. 

We went to eat at Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch. 


The hole-y cow cracked me up!

Attached to the restaurant is the Chicago Sports Museum. Well, we tried multiple times to go but the museum was always closed for a private event. So aggravating. We checked the website & knew they were going to be closed one day but there was no mention of the other times that we went. We ate anyway & the private event that night was a wedding. I thought that was a little different. 

After eating we walked around some more & eventually made it to Ghirardelli's for dessert. I'd been looking forward to this the entire trip. 


Worth the wait & every single calorie. Sooooo good!!! I love a good waffle bowl. Add chocolate & I was in heaven!

The view from our room was pretty amazing.


We had to get up bright & early Sunday morning to come home. We took the train to the airport. That was interesting. There was nowhere to sit because of all the homeless people laid out on the seats. We didn't even see that in New York. 

It was a great trip & I'd definitely like to go back. Just not in May so maybe it will be warmer!

Toodles!

4 comments:

  1. So glad you saw many of the wondrous sights. Millennium Park is something I recommend to everyone.

    Jane

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  2. You guys had such an amazing trip! That Ghirardelli ice cream is making my mouth water! Haha! Looks delicious!

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