Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Day Four: The Windy City

Today we decided to go Outlet Shopping. We know we could go shopping at home, but it's not very often we can go to a Vera Bradley Outlet! So we spent a few hours there. We decided to have lunch in a nie little park. There wasn't much to it, but it had a few picnic tables and we were able to even out some of our tanlines. We headed back to the hotel to rest up for the second half of our day.
In the afternoon, we headed for the city. We wanted to see the sights we missed yesterday. The first stop was Wrigley Field. There was actually a game today. When we were there it was the bottom of the 5th and the Cubs were losing 5-11, but a large roar went up in the crowd as we continued down the road. The next stop was the Navy Pier and Lake Michigan. We went up on the Ferris Wheel and it was so scary! The Wheel is so high!! It was totally worth it. We continued on towards Michigan Avenue, a.k.a. The Magnificient Mile. It was as if you were walking down the streets of New York- all the same over-priced stores. However, the farther down you walk, the more it opens up. We walked down the Chicago River Walk, and saw the Chicago Tribune Building. We decided to head back to the hotel afterwards- and didn't get lost! We made it out of the city with no big problems!
As a side note, we went to the grocery store this morning and it was amazing! We were able to buy our coffee and creamer for under five dollars! So, along with cheaper gas (for the most part), they also have cheaper food prices!
We are planning on leaving Illinois tomorrow, and head to Minneapolis. Time for more shopping!! It is now time for bed. All of this excitement and time-zone-change is making us tired! Good night!

Here is the link to our pictures. These are the ones that have not been updated yet to include today's pictures.
Hope it works!
States Visited: Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York (5/50)
Provinces Visited: Ontario (1/10)
License Plates Seen: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin (41/50)
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec (3/10)

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