Once in Chicago, which was about midnight, it was off to catch the subway. Everyone was very tired and Aiden was holding up fairly well.
Everyone had a great time and we were thankful to have seats under the upper section. NO rain or sun.
This year we even had a smoothie after our meal. Bob had one that had some tapioca beans in it. Below he tried to have Aiden taste them but he wouldn't have that and spit it out. Boompa needs to learn that when it comes to little kids, there isn't any fooling them. They will just spit out anything they don't want.
Next, back on the subway and on to Navy Pier. Another traditional stop on our Chicago trip.
For over ten years, Navy Pier has been the place to visit for Chicagoland and tourists alike, coming together to enjoy the fun and beauty of the day on Lake Michigan. Navy Pier is a tradition and with so much to do, you can see why this tradition gets bigger and better each year. Navy Pier offers more than 50 acres of promenades, gardens, shops, restaurants and attractions.
Since our visit to the aquarium years ago, they have had a lot of changes. One was the Oceanarium with otters, dolphins, beluga whales, penquins, and lots of kids things to be interactive with. In the next few photos, you can see that Aiden took part in several of the interactive things. Like feeling items so you would know how certain fish feel. But his favorite thing was dressing up like a penquin and sliding down the slide as a Penquin would do in its environment. As we passed through the Pacific Northwest (first photo below) you will see many photos of activites that Aiden enjoyed.
Tonight, Aiden and I stayed and enjoyed the room while everyone else headed to the Hooters up the road to watch the UFC fight. The shuttle ran there and it was the closest place that showed UFC. I wanted to get Aiden to sleep early since we had a long journey back to the train station in the morning since they had part of the subway closed down. (and today was Aiden's Daddy's birthday so Happy Birthday Daniel)!
Once on the train, everyone was right back to sleeping. Except of course ------------------
When the new Bush Stadium was built, season tickets holders were first offered to "buy a brick" Many people did and they now surround the outside of the stadium. We also chose to buy a brick and dedicate it to the memory of Bob's son Brandon, who was killed in a car wreck in 2001 at the age of 22. Below is a photo of the brick that is on display at Buch Stadium.
There was alot of baseball history on display at the Fan Fest including the Cardinals World Series trophies below. Plus my nephew Chase was up from TN working at the Fan Fest so it was great to see him.