Wednesday morning we headed to the Museum of Science & Industry. This is such a great museum for adults and kids! The kids loved learning and touring the huge U-boat that is housed there. We also did the coal mine tour which was really educational too. The kids got to learn about farming, the importance the invention of the train had on our country, how tornadoes are formed and even about why we poop. I know, even Marlie thought it was gross. Later that day we walked down the Magnificent Mile and had to stop at Nike town of course. We ended the day at an amazing restaurant called the Purple Pig where we ate fried pig's ears and roasted bone marrow...all way better than they sound and the kid's loved it too!
Thursday we woke up late and had an early lunch in Little Italy at an amazing little Mom & Pop restaurant. Afterwards we headed to the top of Willis Tower. I did this as a kid and thought it was amazing, but I was pretty nervous. Once we got off the elevator I could feel the sway of the building. I was fine until Doug and the kids made me go out onto the Skydeck! As you can tell the kids weren't scared at all! But the views of the city from up here are amazing!
A quick trip back to the hotel and then we took the train to Wrigley for the Cubs game!
It was a wonderful evening for sure. The next day we went to Doug's Aunt and Uncle's house for more festivities. Rick and Dawn have a beautiful home with an amazing yard! It's big enough for a football and soccer field and the kids spent all day playing outside. The weather was amazing and Matt said this was by far his favorite day. What a fun, relaxing and lovely day!
Monday we headed back into the city before flying home. We stopped by the Field Museum for a quick visit. Matt wanted to the see the Tsavo man-eating lions! We had to take a picture near this wonderful sculpture outside Soldier Field. I thought this was so beautiful! What a nice way to end a great vacation!