Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Day 3 Chicaco/ Nauvoo Vacation

Day 3:
So, this was very funny at the time but everytime I tell the story it's not so funny anymore. We jumped on the bus by our hotel and we told the bus driver we wanted to go to the Sears Tower. So, the large black man told us where to get off to see this massive building.
When we got off the bus, we looked left and right and up and down and just didn't know where we were. We looked straight up at the huge building next to us that said "Willis Tower" on it. Now, keep in mind that when you're in Chicago and your standing at the bottom of a building, they all look pretty huge. So, I pulled out my little map and stared at it for the longest time, looked at all the street signs that were on the street corners, consulted the map so more....I was SO confused!!!
This nice (and very tall) man walked up to me and said: "You look lost."
Me: "Yeah, I'm very confused right now"
Nice man: "Well, where are you trying to get to?"
I look down at my map and say: "Well, according to my map we should be at the Sears Tower but we don't know where it is. Do we need to go down a block or so?"
Nice Man gives me a funny, yet playful look and says: "Okay, look down! "
I look down at my toes, look back at him and say "Am I here? Is this it?"
Nice Man (laughing): "You made it"
Me (face turning red): "Well, it says 'Willis Tower.' "
Nice Man: "They changed the name."
Red-faced Me (laughing and incredibly embarrasseed): "Thank you very much."
Nice Man proceeds to walk into the very tall "Willis Tower" and heads to work.
So if you're EVER looking for the Sears Tower....IT'S NOT CALLED THAT ANYMORE!!!
Sheesh!!! When were they going to inform the dumb tourists????
So, anyway...this is us in the HUGE elevator. The nice lady let Kashton push the button to take us up 110 stories high!!!

The view on top of Chicago and Lake Michigan!!

They've now added these glass boxes that you can walk out in. It's very scary to look down and see just the ground below you.

At the bottom of the building
While Kashton napped, Cameron and I decided to walk from the "Willis Tower" to Millennium Park. Thats me standing at the bottom of the cool water tower.
Weird, yet cool Asian sculptures.
Kashton playing in the fountains. There were SO many kids there playing in them. Kashton was still not quite awake, so he wasn't as in to it.
There is this big silver sculpture in the park that is like a huge mirror. This is our reflection.
This is what it looks like. I think it's cool that you can see the reflection of the city in it.

A big, cool fountain!!
Navy Pier!!

Cameron really wanted to go on the huge Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier. I thought the pier itself was really cool. I would've like to have stayed there much longer. We didn't get to do all that I would've liked. Just too much to do and so little time.
This is from the top of the Ferris Wheel!

I love this picture!!!
Funny statues outside Navy Pier!!
It had been raining and I didn't want to get my bum wet while I was interviewed by Bob Newhart!
That night we thought we'd be adventurous and try real Indian food. Not only was it a beautiful restaurant but the food was FANTASTIC!!! It didn't look too appetizing and we were a little nervous to try it, but it was SO good. I was mad that my tummy was kind of hurting and I couldn't eat very much.
What a wonderful day!!!

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