The Big Trip, pt. 3

On Day 2, we got up and headed to the Sears Tower. Sears, Roebuck & Co. haven’t occupied the tower for many years but it’s still a magnificent place to go; especially when visibility isn’t that bad. Funny story, though – when you go visit the observatory at Sears Tower, you have to go to the basement to get to the elevators that take you to the top. As the kids were streaming into the lobby to go down to the basement, I told them all that’s where they were going and it was just a tour of the basement. Some of them actually believed me and were very confused! So, with that being said, I give you –

It’s a very tall building!

The Sear’s Tower Doorman

Waiting for the history movie in the basement:

Can you tell we’d gotten a good night’s sleep?
Happy band directors = happy band kids and a good trip!

Going up!

We’re here!

Chicago from up high:

Can you see the Shedd Aquarium?

Checking out the sights:

Friends at any height:

Trumpet players:

The Chaperones are “high”. (yeah, corny joke, I know)

On the way out, we found this cool art on the wall and Hesi decided to be a part of the art!

Next, the last part of our time in Chicago – The Magnificent Mile & Gino’s Pizza!