But, it cleared up for the weekend - just in time for a visit to Chicago, 90 minutes away.
(Well usually 90 minutes away - it was FOUR hours with traffic!!!) We have a few friends who live there, and we've really only passed through before, so we've been excited to explore. We had great food, beautiful weather, and good company, of course. We went to the Sears Tower, (the tallest building in the U.S).
We also went to Millenium Park, a really neat park with cool pieces of art work scattered throughout, such as this huge silver bean-like structure.
Us, with our friends, the Olivers
Closer up to the bean.
Ryan getting attacked.
They also have this big open water area with water spraying up that kids can play in. But then, on this brick wall there is a huge picture of a face, a different face every time, that will have subtle movements until finally the lips pucker up and the face sprays water. A little crazy, but pretty cool!
We also went to visit the Robie house, a Frank Lloyd Wright house:
And of course, we had to get a classic bath picture of Cash and Simon:
All in all, we really like Chicago. I sort of wish we lived there instead, since we're already getting bored of Milwaukee, but at least it's close so hopefully we can visit often! Anyway, we've got rain again now, but by the weekend it's supposed to be nice again. We'll keep our fingers crossed.