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... but the wireless worked and after 3 days without internet, we didn't care. We got email! We tried to contact the friends we were meeting at Washington (they were now in Vegas) but had to success. We sent them texts, emails, Facetime....nothing. We had a vehicle rental in Washington that had to be changed, We had hotel rooms in Washington which needed to be changed. Nothing could be done until we got hold of our friends to see ...
... the kid with the biggest 'handicap' got the lowest score - go figure!
A & L did the Wave Rider (seats just flying scaringly around in the air) and we do the Light House (gentle lift 'n drop).
Love the all included items in the Chicago Go card. Not for every traveller, but definitely working for us - as we didn't have to 'no' to much - including the rides.
Childrens Museum - again on the Go Card - so just spent what ...
... was an E-Ticket ride. It felt safe and the driver was very nice, he just missed his calling as a race car driver. At the Willis Tower we boarded the elevator to the 103rd floor where there is 360 degree viewing and several skydecks that you can stand on. The skydecks have glass floors so you look straight down to the street 103 floors below. Grace loved it, Jack jumped on the skydeck, and Lauralee got on it, ...
... Millenium Park, where there was numerous interesting displays of artwork and design. Our favourite was Cloud Gate, better known as the bean. It was shaped like a bean and it was like a giant mirror that was shaped quite irregularly. When you looked at the bean from in front, it reflected the sky, the city buildings and the other people visiting the bean but when you stepped underneath the bean it gave you all these whacky illusions of you and ...
... leave the building but very quickly the fire brigade had come and found it was a false alarm. We had barely had time to dress and get out before we were going back again. The next night it happened again at 4 a.m. We got dressed, trooped down six flights of stairs and waited for the fire brigade. They arrived very quickly. An hour later we were allowed to return to our rooms; no fire had been found. It was a bit of a concern because the hostel building was ...
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