Anyway, I really wanted to go back to Chicago and walk out on the glass walkway in the Sears Tower. After some convincing, John said he would go with me as long as we took the train which we did. It was a great trip with a few glitches thrown in for good measure, of course.
In the above photo, you can see us on the train on the ride down. That part of the trip was uneventful.
Upon arriving in Chicago, we walked the short distance to the Sears Tower and after battling large crowds and some confusion with the security checkpoint and waiting for the elevator we made it to the 103rd floor.
We spent about two hours up there just looking around and enjoying all the views, bought a few souvenirs, and headed to the "going down" line for the elevators. Yep, you guessed it, it was long. I swear every family, every old person, every foreigner was up in the tower that day. Anyway we waited to go down. When it was our turn they directed us to a service elevator. We were packed in there and it went so slowly. We thought we were all the way down, but we were actually only on the 63rd floor and had to be herded to another service elevator and then yet, another service elevator which finally took us to the bottom floor. Our journey was not yet over since we then had to ride an elevator up to the ground level and get out of that place! It was craziness!
We arrived at Grant Park and found public bathrooms, clean, free, open, no purchase necessary. YES! Making a mental note of this one.
This is the fountain from the opening of the Married with Children show. Finally an area that was not so full of people. We were enjoying the beautiful day at this point.
We took a nice walk by the lake and took this photo of Navy Pier. We did not walk all the way to the Pier because it would have made for a long trek back and our feet were already a bit tired.
We took the river walk back to Michigan Avenue and found the Blackhawk store for Mallory. We may or may not have purchased a few items.
Finally back at Union Station in plenty of time to enjoy a hot fudge sundae and time out people watching on the river walkway.
Rode our train home without any incident.
All in all, it was a very good day.
I leave you with John and I standing on Chicago.