Grandma Kathy, Aunt Jean
Daphne, Erin, Maddie, Brendan and Owen
The Chicago History Museum
Back in the day it was The Chicago Historical Society....just saying
Our first stop was at the theater where a neat Chicago movie was playing. Owen got a picture of the cool floor
Maddie and Erin....Jean
Grandma Kathy, Maddie, Owen and Brendan
Chicago Hot Dogs.....Notice the celery salt by Maddie....Owen....Erin
I was so happy to see my old friends
Jean playing Docent
The kids even played along when she was explaining a wall repair....even though she described it differently.
Yes, it really is fun to spend the day with Jean!
Artifacts From The Great Chicago Fire
Jean pointed out that when Eileen and I came to the Museum in October, we got free scrapbooks
And now the Museum has an app....lol
The note reads: Release all prisoners from jail at once, keeping them in custody if possible.
Daphne and I were at this exhibit where we had to figure out the artifacts from the fire
The first was opera glasses (not pictured), the second cookies and the fourth buttons
We were most impressed with the third!
Some pics from the Internet. My spoons were not displayed at the Museum because they can't put out all that they have.
But the spoons are my favorite example of the horrendous heat from the fire.
More Fun in the Museum
Erin and Maddie on the big old bike and in a reading nook....Notice Owen taking a pic in the last pic
Daphne bought a ketchup bottle that shoots out a piece of yarn.
It ended up in my pocket because it was being misused.
Owen posing with a Hawaiian shirt, admiring a flintlock, turning a valve and catching a ball at a ball game.
Norman Rockwell....Go Cubs....Hot dogs....I couldn't reach the bar so I guessed there were straps hanging for passengers.....And then there's Daphne!
From a Pullman sleeping car....Phone booth (Everyone in our group has a cell phone!)....Owen and Brendan watching a movie....Erin and a trophy
We spent quite a bit of time at Fort Dearborn because Erin and Maddie had to relax...or something.
Daphne with her ketchup bottle before it was confiscated by me....Erin and Maddie decided to connect with each other for 24 hours
This was a fun exhibit
You create your own fashion and it appears on this model.
Erin and Maddie couldn't stand on either side of it like the footprints suggest.
Because they are still attached together by Erin's scarf!
Chandelier....Jean took our picture....Daph taking a pic of Outside Abe....Outside Abe
Model of Millenium Park.....Model of The Bean (Cloud Gate)....Erin and Maddie putting their jackets on while still attached
We had a great lunch at the Museum's Cafe....just too hungry to take pictures
I.C. and the Pretty Sidewalk
I spent seven years here
Walked on this sidewalk on Burton Place many times going to and from Lincoln Park Zoo.
I had all the 12-year-olds at my table
Lots of good food to cook and eat
Jean had the oldest and youngest....Owen and Daphne....Face timing the other table
Our Marriott Hotel and Swimming
Seriously, this is a great Marriott
Check-out time on Sunday was noon...
But we could keep the van in the parking garage until 6....
For no additional charge!
I laughed at all the places to charge electronics because I brought a power strip!
Owen....Brendan....Daphne and Erin
I had the boys in my room and Jean had the girls in hers
Erin wearing Jean's scarf as a cover-up....Grandma Kathy....Great pool because it wasn't deeper that 3 1/2 feet anywhere and the water was warm
Erin flipping her hair....Maddie and Erin flipping their hair....A horrible face swap picture
Owen enjoyed taking a lot of pictures
Pictures from the hotel room. Owen's favorite is the garbage can
The fancy bathroom door that didn't lock or even close right...but it was quiet
Mirror picture....Our elevator picture....Art
Pretty bowl....More wall art....The Snack Bar
Fun restaurant with great food
More fun pictures from Owen
Tilted Daphne....Owen listening to his cell phone....Brendan....Grandma Kathy
Jean made "lemonade"....Owen had two muffins....Grandma Kathy had oatmeal (Ok, ok, it was Bananas Foster oatmeal (and great))
Sunday Morning Michigan Avenue Walkabout
Jean took the girls to Sephora and I took the boys to Dylan's Candy Bar
What a great place
We bought candy for ourselves and the girls....No matter where you looked, there was really cool stuff
Kathy ready with her new Chewbaca camera case
Notice the gas price behind Daphne is $2.90/gal. At home it's under $2.10
Owen standing in front of a window celebrating The Year of the Rooster
Owen's pictures of Tribune Tower, A crane and a Bus Stop sign
Nathan Hale Courtyard....The boys checking out a stone from the Great Pyramid....Kathy and Jean looking at a stone from Abe Lincoln's Tomb
Twenty years earlier, Jean looked at a stone from Abe Lincoln's Tomb while Kathy checked one out from Fort Sumter in 1997
Pretty landscape....Erin and Maddie as mannikins....Pretty design....Steam punk shoes....Trump Tower
Last summer, Brendan and Owen and some friends posed with "Abraham Lincoln and The Common Man" in Crown Point, Indiana
Now they are doing the same thing in Chicago....Maddie taking pictures
The Chicago River
Water Tower Place
The Water Tower and Water Tower Place
The Lego Store....If you pose with the Stormtrooper, an employee will give you a light saber for your picture!
The amazing waterfall
We stopped in the Apple store on the way to Water Tower Place but Daphne wanted to stop on the way back because her iphone was acting up.
The clerk re-set her phone and showed her how to do it if it happened again....way cool
Across the street from our hotel
Good food....Owen's heart
There was quite a bit of excitment in the van when we saw this Lamborghini
Worn out Owen
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