Friday, July 30, 2010

Day 7 Part 2 ~ Sears Tower and other randomness

Sears Tower, now called Willis Tower, is that tall building there on the left. In fact standing at 1,451 feet it is the tallest building in the United States. We had been anxiously waiting all week to go to the Sky Deck.

You can't help but get anxious knowing that you are going to be standing on the 103rd floor of a building. As a matter of fact I am a little woozy right now just remembering it.

The building is massive. But that's not enough. No they had to go and take it a step further. They made boxes that are clear for you to stand in.

Can you see them? Crazy stuff. That is what we doing willingly. Luckily the fast pass/city pass lane was open and we pretty much got right in. That was fabulous. We checked out the views first. It felt like you could see forever. Paul and I went to the Hancock Tower last time so this was really fun for me to see the difference. 

Then it was time. It was time to face our fears. Eeek! Apparently the kids don't have any fears. 

They didn't seem bothered at all. 

Here I am testing the waters. 

An out I go. 

We could barely get the kids off the ledge.

This is as far as Paul would go. He would not get any closer and I bet a million bucks his eyes are closed while he's this close to the edge. 

Right here I am having an "Oh my holy hell" moment. It was a really really funky sensation looking down like that and I literally crawled out of there. I couldn't get my head on straight enough to stand up.

We didn't stay up there too long. It bothered me how much you could feel the building move. I was ready to go and of course Paul was too. I think the kids could have stayed all evening playing in those boxes. 

We drove around the city a little bit more, found some street parking and went back to the mall where the Lego store was for dinner. We have to embrace the fact that we are a food court family since non of us can agree on the same thing. At least this was a high end food court. I got a killer burrito. It was heavenly. Giant burritos make me happy.

I love seeing and hearing the El Train.

We got Paul some Chicago Mix popcorn from Garrett's

We parked right by this really cool mansion and I shot this guy through their fence.

Another shot of the city. It's so hard when you are in the heart of it down on street level to get good shots.

We drove by Wrigley Field. We didn't go to any games but it was still fun to see. 

We finished the day off with ice cream. It was a really good day. 


Heidi said...

Glad you went! Shawn didn't even go with us. No desire at all, Paul was pretty brave! :) I loved it there, but I have no fear of heights.

I'm glad you seemed to enjoy the city I love so much Mignonne! Looks like a wonderful family vacation! :)

rlg said...

Wow, the kids just don't have any fear do they. Bruce didn't even like looking at the pictures. I'm not sure how I would feel, but I think I would be o.k.