Posts tagged Chicago
From Chicago, Illinois (Day 5) ...

Wow, I have a lot to share with you today! Yesterday, after we picked up Eric from the airport, we went back to the Shedd Aquarium. Skye wanted to show her daddy all the cool things we’d seen.

At first I wasn’t excited to go there again; we’d already spent most of Saturday there and it meant we wouldn’t be going on the architecture tour I was interested in. But now I’m glad we went with her idea. I didn’t realize how many things we hadn’t seen. And as luck would have it, there was a special event called Jazz at the Shedd, so the museum was open until 10 o’clock at night! (We only stayed until 7:30 though.)

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From Chicago, Illinois (Day 4) ...

We ended up not going anywhere exciting on Monday. Sometimes when you’re traveling for two months you have to take time to get work done. So Monday we did emails, laundry, and went grocery shopping.

Yesterday we went to the Museum of Science & Industry. It was one of my favorite museums when I was your age. I remember this fairy tale doll house from all the way back then, I was excited to see they still have it on display! It’s designed exactly to scale for a 5” tall doll. It was made for a very wealthy family. The tiny books are actually printed, you can read them!

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From Chicago, Illinois (Day 2) ...

We had another day in downtown Chicago yesterday. This time we visited the Shedd Aquarium. It’s one of the best aquariums in the United States and there was so much to see: dolphins, beluga whales, otters, sharks, turtles, snakes, eels, sea lions, parrots, rays, giant clams, and a ton of fish! There was even a baby beluga whale, called a calf — it was 5 feet long when it was born!

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From Chicago, Illinois (Day 1) ...

Dear Emma, Sebbie, and Lizzie, (Your dad told me you use an “ie.” I’m glad to know that!)

Skye and I arrive in Chicago on Friday night after a long day of driving. We left our hotel in Madison, Ohio at 9 o’clock in the morning and arrived at my uncle’s house at 7:30 at night.

If you count, that’s 10 1/2 hours. But it actually took us 11 1/2! Isn’t that strange?!? How is that possible?

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