Thursday, August 5, 2010

My Kind of Town...103 Stories High!


Now this could only happen to a family like
And only happen in a town like this
So may I say to each of you most gratefully
As I throw each one of you a kiss
This is...
My Kind of Town...Chicago
Today, it is all about the view of the Windy City..from high in the sky.  1451 feet high to be exact.  Welcome to the view from the Sears Tower....ahem, I mean the Willis Tower.  Did you know they renamed it a few years ago??  To me, it will always be the Sears Tower.  


The Sears Tower was completed in 1974 and held the record for the world's tallest building for 25 years.   Now, it is still the tallest building the US and the 5th tallest in the world.  But none of that mattered to these kids who were fascinated to see everything from such a height. They could have stood here forever!
Here is the Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium.  And to the right of this picture is the Field Mesuem...all so nice & close together.
And there is a peek at my beloved fountain...
ANd remember the creepy eyeball?  So big even from this height.
In 2009, 4 of these glass platforms were added to the Skydeck for those brave enough to venture out on. Of course we did, no fear of heights in this family!
The view was spectacular!
And the kids LOVED it!
AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!


8 comments:

Kelli said...

EEEEKKK! I didn't think I was scared of heights until now. What a wonderful trip. And no I did not know they renamed it (I've learned so much from these posts). Did you have pizza while you were there? I think the family and I are going to head there for Spring Break.

Lyndsay said...

I LOVE the last picture!!! I so want to be one of your kids, you guys have so much fun!

Rhonda said...

That last picture is the best! Love it. You make me want to take the boys.

Lindsay said...

so much fun! I would have loved to see the view from up there! The highest I have been up is the top of the twin towers.

Alli said...

Great pictures! Love the views.

He & Me + 3 said...

Seriously...this post gave my stomach the whirlies. I am so afraid of heights.

Miller Racing Family said...

What great photos. I love the first picture of Sissy and Brody looking out Sears tower. The last photo now that was just a scream.
What a wonderful vacation!

Vivienne said...

Dear God in heaven! you people are crazy. I started my cold sweat with the first photo and sissy looking out the window and Brody on the floor. aaaaaggggghhhhhhhh!

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