We watched the Duck Race from the Bridge as usual, but the excitment this year was the breakaway ducks.
Monday, October 19, 2009
After the Arch we stopped at Marengo Cave in Indiana and were thrilled with the place. We took the tour and also practiced mining for gold using a bag of fake gems in dirt we bought from them. It was awesome. Then we stopped at the Louisville Slugger Museum in Louisville, KY. We took the tour and got a free souvenir bat.
Jacksonville is always on our Illinois schedule too! We visited Grandpa Snowden and Pat and even went to the State Fair in Springfield with Grandpa Snowden! A highlight was the Giant Slide from Mommy's past. Mommy, Katie and Snowdy went on that one together- it's still big. We saw pigs and much more at the Fair.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Chicago in a nutshell... Day 1: Sears Tower (stood in the glass box hanging on the side of it) Field Museum (saw "SUE"- the biggest dinosaur found in US) Chicago Architecture River Boat tour, American Girl Store (that was a Katie and Mommy only adventure. Money was spent. A Molly doll came home with us.) Day 2: Wrigley Field Tour, dinner at Harry Carey's, Cubs game where the Philly's beat them badly, taxi ride home where the kids fell asleep. Day 3: Museum of Science and Industry where we saw the Harry Potter exhibit (again, money was spent. Wands, glasses, golden snitches, chocolate frogs, etc.) Then the drive to Industry. Chicago was the best vacation any of us had ever had.