We headed on the road at 7:30am. This is the sun rising in the the east.
The kids entertained themselves with movies and listening to music.
Arriving in the "Windy City".
We stayed at the Embassy Suites-Lakefront. The hospitality was awesome there. The kids were in awe of the large hotel. It wasn't a Days Inn or Super 8, ha.
Once we were settled in the hotel, we walked to Navy Pier, which was just down the street. The walk wasn't far, but the cold, nasty winds made it brutal to get there. The temperature was about 24 degrees but the wind made it feel like it was freezing out. We walked around there for a little bit, took pictures and headed back to the hotel. Clare couldn't wait to go swimming!
Lake Michigan behind the girls. The tall building with the 2 spires is the Hancock building. Later that evening we go there.
Clare FINALLY was able to get in the pool. We let her swim for about 30 minutes, then we were headed to the Hancock Building to watch the sunset.
Here we are at the Hancock Building. Half of the building is full of businesses and the other part is residential. The observatory level is about 1,000 feet high.
Watching a movie on how the building was made.
Looking west, the sun almost down for the day.
Clare is getting antsy, making time pass by.
Taking pictures from of scenes around Chicago. Below is a picture of a McDonalds. We actually have some ice cream there the next day.
Chicago at sunset. One of my FAV pictures from our trip. It was neat to watch the city light up in all directions.
As the sun sets, the moon appears over Michigan Lake. What a full moon it was!!
There were these photo monitors to take your photo and then it would send a copy of it via email. The kids had fun messing around with this.
As we were leaving the building, I took the kids picture. I don't remember this sign when we arrived.
Time to eat at last!!! Phil looked for a burger place to eat after we were done. He read good reviews of M Burger. Once we got there, we were surprised of the little seating available. It was more of a pick up and go food establishment. There were two walls lined up with stools to sit, but with our family of 5 walking in, we took one length of the wall. The burgers hit the spot after an afternoon of walking and sightseeing.
Day 2 to come......