Twelve Oaks at Northbrook
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... was fun and kindly chatted with us in Spanish (for practice). He photobombed us as well.
We meandered back to our hotel for an evening swim and hit the hay.
To start, the weather was unbelievable today. 78 degree, clear skies and gorgeous Our first stop was Shed's Aquarium. What a great place. The kids absolutely loved it. Paul and I had been there before without the kids. We got there early (9:30 AM). We had purchased ...
Due in part to the cardinals game earlier that day, and the 5 hour drive after it, we didn't get in to Chicago until around 10pm, paid 44 bucks for overnight parking and had the most terrifying driving experience of our lives.
We got undertaken by a car from the hard shoulder, who proceeded to jump across 3 more lanes and then back in to the slow lane to under take more people along with a guy on a motorbike weaving through the traffic doing at least ...
... end boutiques and hotels. Went into Nordstroms, but it was a bit flash for us, so we used the toilets and went back out to the cold.
Went to the movies and saw The Book Thief, one of the best films we've seen for a long time,
(despite having Geoffrey Rush in it.) The theatre was crowded, and I was seated next to a consumptive, so I suppose my cold will come back. It was bitingly cold waiting for the bus after a few hours in ...
... the largest and most complete T-Rex skeleton ever discovered. Sue is the first thing you see when you enter the museum, which is a pretty good way to start off.
I also managed to see Star Wars IV (for the first time ever, surprisingly) at its open-air showing in Millenium Park. Watching a film while having a picnic and wine on the grass in the sunshine is a really nice way to spend an evening, especially ...
... to different bands and look for celebrities. I spot none but then they're probably all sitting in the VIP areas. Unfortunately I couldn't afford any of those sections. The day is long and I only got slightly sun burnt. I have multiple blisters and wonder what shoes I will wear tomorrow that will avoid all of my sore spots. My one regret is I forgot to take photos so I will try to remedy this on day ...