Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Today we had our first full day in Chicago. The day before, we were driving from Columbus, Ohio, over to Chicago.

Not much went on that day, as we were driving for 7 hours. However, as requested by popular demand, here is the truck we drove.

A superb  15 miles per gallon on the highway

Back in England, we have a turtle nodding head, which has been with us for over 10 years. It has been on every road trip we have been on. So ofcourse, it came with us to the U.S.A!

Tony Turtle

However, we decided this truck wasnt for us, so we downsized slightly to the Grand Caravan.

The next day

Our first full day in Chicago. We got up bright and early, had breakfast, and then headed out to the city. Our first stop was the Willis Tower, once the tallest building in the world, but now only the tallest building in the Northern Hemisphere, as the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest.

The Willis Tower

As the building has such a reputation and because Ferris Bueller went to the top, we had to go to there too. Not knowing that we'd have to queue for over 3 hours... we were finally at the top!

The tower has these viewing ledges, which overhang from the building, they were nuts!

Extreme feet selfie

I could feel it shaking!

Beautiful, clear day

After taking the lift down from the 103 floor, we saw the Chicago sights from ground level. We headed over to Millennium Park where we laid down and regained some energy lost from all that queuing.

Pretty cool sculpture

Near by was the incredible famous bean, called Cloud Gate designed by British artist, Anish Kapoor.

Cloud Gate

Can you see our reflection?

Is she stuck?

Hey, it's me and myself

We then walked down Michigan Avenue, which is pretty much like 5th Ave in New York, where I then decided to stand with some plants...

Again, I got some weird looks from the drivers

After a long day in Chicago, we headed back to the hotel via the Subway, which is above ground, this I quite like.

An alternative example of showing the elevated subways

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