Hotel Indigo which was really nice. Yes, those are wet blueberries. Very different.
The Playstation Move. They were letting people try out all the games so we had to try it. It's Playstation's version of the Wii. I was not that impressed. But we had fun trying to figure it out. Look at the concentration on our faces!
We were headed toward the Sears, ahem... the Willis Tower.
This is the route we should have taken...
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This is the route we actually took. THAT'S a lot of walking.
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That's almost 3 miles. But we went slow and stopped at pretty much every store and tourist spot. See?
We heard music and decided to go check it out.
Not quite the right music for us. :)
As we're walking I'm thinking....We're getting so close to the Sears... sorry, the Willis Tower! Maybe we'll get to see the sun setting from the top! How cool!
About an hour later....
Here we are!!!! We're on the ledge of the skydeck!! I can't believe this is one of things I wanted to do! I'm deathly afraid of heights. No, scratch that, I'm afraid of falling to my death from 1300 feet. But I did some research to make sure this was safe (as if it wouldn't be???) and I tried it out. But you can still see me holding on. I'm a total CHICKEN!! Haha!
We got a professional picture taken but I haven't had time to scan it yet. I'll put that up later.
We grabbed a cab back to Rush/Division and decided to get fancy and eat at Gibson's Steakhouse.
Guess who ordered what?
The next day we went to the Shedd Aquarium. What did we see??
Sorry, I had to. That song blew my mind the first time I heard it.
ANYway, back to the aquarium. There are some funky things living in water, I tell ya! My pictures are a bit blurry since I was taking pictures through glass but the colors are so cool I posted anyway.
I loved the penguins! I could watch them all day.
When we left the aquarium, I made Andrew travel with me to Dorktown and take dorko pictures. :)
After the aquarium we went to the Museum of Science and Industry. It's hard for me to post pictures of everything we were able to see there since you just have to experience it. But I'll post some.
Fair Oaks Dairy! Fair Oaks is just north of my hometown. They must give a lot of money! (Sidenote, if you're ever traveling south on I-65, you need to stop by Fair Oaks Dairy to get a milkshake. I'm just saying. Do it. You'll thank me later.)
Now for some of the creepier things we saw.
Have you heard about the fetus room? It's a little creepy.
fetuses in all stages of growth. This baby is around Baby T's size right now. It's freaky because they are all real. (You can read more at the link.)
They also had a baby at 37 weeks growth (he was HUGE!). I have no idea how that's going to fit inside my belly! I guess I have some more growing to do. :(
Tool video! Kinda awesome at the same time.
We did a lot more walking back up north on Michigan Avenue again which I love because I could take more pictures of the architecture.
We had dinner that night at Carmine's which was AWESOME. We met Erin, Doug, Holly and Jeff there. I was so mad I didn't get a group picture of all of us at the table. But I did get a picture with Holly at the last minute.
The Babymoon was a complete success. We hadn't spent quality time in the City of Big Shoulders (did you know it was called that?) since we were in grade school on field trips. It was nice to explore at our own pace and stop where ever we wanted. We are really lucky to be so close to such a great city. Oh Sweet Home Chicago.