We woke up early on Sunday morning in Bloomington, and immediately hit the road to Chicago.
We were only going to spend a few hours in the city before heading on to Grammy’s house in Indiana, but we thought we could fit in a short visit and see a couple things.
And it was amazing!
Even though we live in a big city, seeing an even bigger city was awesome and the parts we saw were gorgeous.
Sunday morning, we hit the road early, got some drive-thru breakfast, and were on our way. And we drove through some crazy looking weather. I was sure this Chicago trip would end up with us soaked, because we drove through quite a bit of rain. But once we arrived — nothing! It was just cloudy, but it never even sprinkled.
We did a quick stop to see The Bean (Cloud Gate) — because I kind of thought it was the most “Chicago-ish” thing to do. Ha! And it was great. The kids thought it was really cool, although I think they were perplexed as to why I wanted to do this. #crazymom
I came up with the “visit Chicago” plan for the sole purpose of visiting the Field Museum, because it happens to have the most complete T-Rex skeleton ever discovered — and I knew Tom would love that. (He did.)
The Field Museum is HUGE, and we only saw the dinosaur exhibits — which was massive — and Egyptian exhibit, which was truly awesome. Our kids were too tired to do more than that! You could spend days in this museum. It was just gigantic, and such a beautiful building! We were blown away.
We spent a total of 4 hours in Chicago that Sunday before heading on to Indiana, but we had the absolute best time. The kids were really impressed with all we saw, and it was a great way to spend the day. We’d love to go back and explore more someday.
Hi, Chicago! Bye, Chicago!