Saturday, July 31, 2010

Chris & Lenisa's Trip To Chicago

U2 was postponed so we decided to go to Chicago anyway. Our first night, Tuesday, we caught a White Sox / Angels game.
There was about an hour and a half rain delay which was nice because it cooled things off to a low 90 degree temperature and brought out quite a bit of humidity. Made things feel just like we were back home in Arkansas.

We went into Old Town on Wednesday. Did some shopping and tried to get Second City tickets but they were sold out the week we were in town.

On Thursday, we made the trip to South Bend.

Touchdown Jesus was pretty cool to see in person.

Around the Stadium, there were statues of Frank Leahy, Ara Parseghian, and the greatest...Knute Rockne. I don't know why Lou Holtz doesn't have a statue out there...maybe he did and Charlie Weis ate it. Who knows.

The Administration Building was awesome. Seeing the Golden Dome was cool. Lenisa posing on the walkway up to the steps.

The detail of The Cathedral with all the gold and marble was amazing.

We lit a candle in the grotto.

On Friday morning, we went to the Field Museum. This is the view from the front steps looking back toward Michigan Avenue and Lake Michigan.

The boys got a big kick out of the pictures we took and videos. They were excited since this is the place where they filmed Night At The Museum, which they love!

None of the animals came to life like they did in the movie. They did have a really cool RoboSue exhibit that had a TRex (Sue) and a few more dinosaurs that looked very real and moved around growling and roaring. We decided we HAVE to take the kids to the Field Museum and Shedd's Aquarium some time soon!

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