Monday, September 26, 2016

Chicago Weekend trip

Friday evening we headed up to Chicago to celebrate Robby's 30th Birthday next week. We stayed at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place that is connected to the convention center and super close to soldier field.  We won tickets to a couple of different museums from the fundraiser auction at the kids school last spring.

Saturday we to the Museum of Science and Industry.  The kids loved it!!! We probably could of spent two full days at just this museum because there was so much to do. We didn't even make up to the 4th floor before they were tuckered out plus we skipped a couple of exhibits that you had to pay extra to visit. We definitely want to go back.

Clearly they love when I take their picture. 

 I wish we could of done the tour of the submarine, but I knew the kids wouldn't be interested in it so it would of been a waste of money.
German U-boat from WWII.

Hendrix driving a combine. 

This was a huge hands on kids exhibit that was really neat. 

Miniature train. 

Sunday we had tickets to visit Shedd's Aquarium. I have been once before back when I was in high school. Our tickets that we won were only for the general admission area, which just so happens to be maybe 20-30 of stuff to actually go through. So we shelled out $80 to see the Wild reef area with the sharks and the dolphin/beluga whale area. I had honestly forgot how unimpressed I was with Shedd's last time i had been there. Basically anything that is exciting like the shows, stingray area and the other two areas all cost extra outside of the general admission price. We literally did everything in a little over 2 hours.  I think next time we will skip Shedd's and visit the Field Museum instead.

This shark reef area was the coolest part of the whole museum. 

Beluga Whale

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