Saturday, July 17, 2010


We had our vacation a couple of weeks ago.  We went to Chicago.  This is the fartherest north I have ever been.  Notherners have a funny accent.

We got to do a lot of things.  We went to Navy Pier and rode the giant Ferris wheel.  Both of the kids were a little nervous going up that high but we gave them no choice.  They had fun and the view was awesome.

We tried a Chicago style hot dog.  They are good.  It is beef hot dog with relish, onions, peppers, tomatoes and dill pickle spear.  The kids didn't want to try the hot dog so they ate McDonalds.

We also went to the Willis Tower (aka the Sears Tower)  We went to the 103rd flood and saw the city below us.  They have clear balconies that you can walk out on and see below. 

I thought this was really neat the see.  This is Millennium Park and everyone calls it "The Bean"

This is the kids reflection as they were laying on the ground inside the bean.

We also went to the Legoland Discovery center.  This is every Lego lovers dream  Faith and John Derrick are standing by Darth Vador and R2D2.  They were made out of Legos.  They also a model of Chicago made out of Legos.

One night we went and had Chicago Style deep dish pizza.  I forgot the get a picture of the pizza but it was good.  After we ate, we went to Lake Michigan.  If the air had more of salty smell we would have never known that it was a lake instead of the beach. 
We went to the Museum of Science and Industry and the Shedd aquarium one day also.  The Museum of Science and Industry was huge and even if we were able to spend the whole day there, we would not have seen everything there.  There were planes, cars, trains and even a full size German Uboat.  Kevin found his favorite thing and it was a full scale model of Chicago with trains. 

No trip to Chicago would be complete without seeing the Chicago Cubs play at Wrigley Field

The Cubs played the Pittsburg Pirates.  Kevin is a huge Cubs fan and Faith went along with Kevin and she is a Cubs fan.  John Derrick use to be a Cubs fan but since his T-ball team was the Pirates, he decided to cheer for the Pirates.  The whole way to Wrigley Field, he kept asking if he was going to sit on the Pirates side.  We really didn't know what to tell him.  When we found our seats, guess what?  There were two Pirates fans sitting right next to him.  Oh by the way, the Pirates beat the Cubs 2 -- 0.  John Derrick was happy.

We also went down Michigan Ave.  We shopped at the Disney store and went into the American Girl store.  Faith and I looked through the whole store and all we bought was some purple glasses for her American Girl doll Emily.

John Derrick can be the little comedian at times.  We walked to Millennium Park.  When we got there we stopped a minute to rest.  John Derrick perched up on the concrete banister and he became a statue of a "gargoyle"  He got several people to stop and look at him and they went away laughing at him.

Chicago was a lot of fun.  We didn't get to see everything that we wanted to see so we will have to save that for another time.