This is Lauren waiting to board the train to Chicago. The train ride was about 1 hour. It was kinda fun.
This was while we were on the train. I chose to sit "backwards". Terral would get sick if he did and I was afraid Lauren would if she did. The sights on the way were not that great. It made me thankful for what I have. We passed many houses and they were were so close together. It was crazy!!
While we were in Chicago we went to Shedd's Aquarium. It was so cool! There was so much to look at. They had a dolphin show and we watched a 4D movie ( Happy Feet- just a clip of it), and we saw whales and every fish imaginable. Fish from rivers, oceans, and lakes. There were even monkeys and we saw blue frogs and bright yellow ones too! Very fascinating. The picture of the three of us was taken right outside of the aquarium with the view of Chicago in the back.
When I think of Chicago I think of tall buildings and the Chicago Cubs. I love this picture of the sailboats. I think it is so beautiful. It gave me a whole new vision of Chicago.
Lauren had a really great time. We took a water taxi over to the Navy Pier. This is while we were waiting for it.
I took this picture while we were riding the water taxi. You can see the clouds starting to roll in. It did rain while we were there, but it was while we were waiting on pizza so it was not a huge deal. This is the Navy Pier. It was really neat. There were rides and shops and restaurants.
This was Lauren's surprise. We took her here to shop and see the store!! It was so cool. I had never been to the store myself. I really wish we had brought her doll!! She had a great time shopping and browsing around. It is so much better being there than looking at a catalog!!
I took this picture for EB!! Walgreens were everywhere. I thought to myself, I wonder if I could get those great deals at this Walgreens. You know, with the hustle and bustle of the city, people would probably NOT be very patient with me and my coupons and many transactions!!!
This is Lauren with her cousin Kelsey and Kelsey's roommate from college. This was Lauren's first ride in a taxi! I got to hail it!! Why is that such a big deal for me? Not sure. I have been in a taxi, but it was in Mexico.
I thought this church was so beautiful!! It was so weird to see this beautiful structure in the middle of all these great big buildings. Later, I found out we could have gone in. I will have to do that next time.
To end our day in Chicago, we ordered some Chicago style pizza! It was amazing!! I wish I would have taken a picture of it. It was so thick and delicious!!! We had to eat it on the train because we were afraid of missing it. It made no difference to me where I ate it because it was so good!!
I was sad because I did not get to see Wrigley field. I grew up watching the Chicago Cubs with my grandparents. This just means I will have to go back!!!