Monday, June 23, 2008

A Day of Science and Industry

We spent our first full day in Chicago at the Museum of Science and Industry. Despite spending most of the day there, we still didn't see everything. The place is huge and includes full-scale models or actual restored trains, planes and even a real U-boat, U-505, captured by the U.S. during WWII. You can tour the inside and everything.
Naturally, there was a big space exhibit too, with lots of information on the Apollo missions to thrill Smunch. Mam was more thrilled by this...Mostly, this visit cemented something I'd long since forgotten. Museums aren't really my thing. They're big, they're overwhelming, they feel like work. I'm pretty sure I won't feel the need to go to another big museum for at least several years!

There was a nice children's area with a large water feature. It was very much like a museum here that we often go to...but then, it didn't matter one bit to the kids. They were just excited to interact with things...and get soaking wet before the ride back to the hotel!Oh, and after stopping for dinner, we made one last stop before walking the kids back to the hotel. A special little trip down Michigan Avenue for Daddy...

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