May 25, 2009

1st Day in Chicago

Rob and I along with our kiddo's headed to Chicago last week for a family wedding. I was a guest not a worker, which was so fun in and of itself at the wedding, but I did try and pull out my little point and shoot as often as I could to document our special family trip. These pics are from our first day in Chicago. We flew out of Abilene at 5:50am which put us in Chicago at 9:30 am and a full day ahead of us. We checked into our hotel by the airport which was the same location as the wedding. After making a game plan for the day we headed to the front of the hotel where the hotel shuttle took us back to the O'Hare airport where we would catch the blue line train and start our adventure. We took the train ride which was about 45 minutes to a bus stop where we grabbed a bus for a 15 minute ride to the Navy Pier. First stop was lunch at Bubba Gump's. Then we walked around the pier and looked at all the shops. Derek bought a Bears cap in the shopping area. Then we took a taxi to the Sears Tower. We only were able to go to the 99th floor as the 103rd floor was having some work done. After the Sears tower we walked to the Blue Line that took us back to the airport where we caught the shuttle to the hotel. On our first day we travelled by car, plane, shuttle, train and bus. Came close to taking a boat ride at the pier but decided to wait for the next time we head out to Chicago for that fun!

Derek with his new hat at the Navy Pier.

Here we are on the Blue Train. The boys are looking dazed here. We had been up since 3:30am and were feeling the tiredness.

These pics were taken at the Sears Tower. Chicago is a finalist for the 2016 Olympics so there is much ado about that throughout the town.

There was also much ado about Obama, everywhere we went there were lifesize stands, mugs, candy bars, posters...Yes We Can was a plenty. I did have to coerce this shot ; )

More pics on our following days to come. Our Harry Potter Exhibition, with Jack being, wedding, family fun.


Shellie said...

I'm so glad you guys had a great time in Chicago. We LOVE Chicago and can't wait to go back someday. Navy Pier is one of our favorite things to do there!! Thanks for sharing your memories and pictures.