The fourth day of our Illinois trip, we went to Chicago, and behaved like a bunch of tourists. Wandering around the city, snapping pictures, trying new drinks, we had a great time.
Shaina has a slight pigeon obsession.
The Pigeon Paparazzi.
Yeah, I took one too...
This guy was probably silently rolling his eyes at those tourists.
Shaina had discovered a drink online called bubble tea, and we decided to seek out a place where we could find some. What we had seen online had looked like it had tapioca pearls in it, but this had little fruity cubes. It was kind of like a cross between jello and gummy bears. It was a drink that you had to chew! It was really good!
We saw this sign, and found it so funny we had to get a picture.
No, we're not tourists. Why do you ask?
I felt dizzy, like I was going to fall over backwards looking up at this building.
Our first actual destination was Millennium park, to see the Cloud Gate sculpture. AKA, The Bean.
We had to get our picture taken by it.
And in it.
Do you see us?
The bean is mirrored steel, and looks really cool underneath.
Near the Bean we found an outdoor amphitheater where an orchestra was practicing.
We also found some weird statues.
Our next stop was the Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower.
You can see for miles and miles when you're at the top of it. I found our destinations for the week.
The Field Museum
The Shedd Aquarium
The Adler Planetarium
I also found that Amphitheater.
Of course we had to go out in the boxes with the glass floors and stand over the city. The woman in front of us freaked out and would not step on the glass for anything!
We thought it was awesome. :)
Those boxes near the top were where we were standing.
Another tourist family asked Sasha to take their picture as we were leaving the Willis Tower. From the looks of their clothes, they came a LOT farther than we did!
And that was our day! I think that this day was my favorite day of the whole trip. I loved all the places we went throughout the week, but just wandering around, exploring the city with no deadlines, it was a lot of fun. I really want to go back. I love this city!