Friday, August 17, 2007

The Beach? In Chicago?

It is Photo Friday, and here I thought I wouldn't be posting for a while. And here it is, my second post from Chicago in less than 24 hours. Once an addict, always an addict, I guess.

So here at the Hotel Blake it is nap time. Padyn's really just reading on her Dora bed, but I'll take that as long as she is quiet and stays there. Kate's asleep in the bathroom. I know, I know...but it's a huge bathroom. She's really sleeping in luxury in there. Anyway, it being nap time, and I am stuck in the hotel room for a bit, I figured I'd tolerate the extremely cruddy wireless connection and show you what we did today...

We went to the beach.
That's right...the beach. In Chicago. And you couldn't have asked for a better day. The sky was completely blue, there was a slight breeze, and Lake Michigan really looked like an ocean. It took a while to get there as we took the EL and then walked a number of blocks. We weren't exactly sure where we were going, but we figured if we followed the large crowd of people and the sound of screaming jets, eventually we'd find it...

Wait. Large crowds? Screaming jets?

What we did not know was that today was the rehearsal for the Chicago Air Show that is this weekend. We did know there was an airshow this weekend. We even talked about going to it. But we didn't know where it was, or that there would be a cool rehearsal today. We totally, accidentally stumbled upon it. How cool is that? We saw bombers, fighters, cargo, radial, and finally...the Thunderbirds. The kids loved it, the grown-ups loved it...a great time was had by all.
Kate is so sweet. She kept wanted to hold Emery Anne's hand while Emery Anne was nursing.
And I'll leave you with a final farewell from Padyn. Highly appropriate for our beach day...Hang Loose, Dude.

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