Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thursday, July 30

We had a really nice day. After sleeping in and missing the continental breakfast, we walked across the street to have a Starbucks breakfast. Then we went back to the Navy Pier and took a ride on the ship, The Tall Windy. It's the only sailing ship at the Navy Pier. It was an hour ride and it was really nice leaving a ship and not feeling like you are going to be sick! (Last year's whale watch didn't go too well!). While we were sailing, we listened to pirate stories of pirates on the great lakes. Apparently, pirates in this area got away with a lot, as the area was too large to patrol very well.
Then we rode to Millennium Park. We enjoyed walking under the "the bean"
(Cloud Gate sculpture) and seeing the reflections. Then the girls splashed in the water in the fountains in the park. Then we walked to our hotel. After resting for a while, we got a taxi and headed for Briar Street Theatre to see the Blue Man Group. As the girls have written on the blog, it was very enjoyable.  The group is very entertaining, and we all laughed out loud at times.
We got free tickets to go to the top of the Sears Tower when we bought the Blue Man Group tickets, so we put that off until tomorrow.
We got back by  a little after 10:00. We are 10 hours away from home according to Google Maps, so after we go to the top of the Sears Tower, we'll see how far we can get tomorrow.

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