Friday, May 21, 2010

Chicago 2010

We took a quick trip to Chicago this week. We spent some time at the Shedd Aquarium and the Museum of Science and Industry. Hopefully we can make it an annual thing, its a super easy trip.

I didn't take many pictures this time. Something about chasing around a 1 year-old that adds a bit of a challenge. Its been four or five years since the last time we've been to those attractions, and it was really nice to see that its changed. Both places had completed major renovations and added several new exhibits. It was also really nice to have come after those renovations and not during. I know one person who would have been pretty disappointed if the dolphin show was cancelled.

We found a great place to stay, a few great places to eat and several things we want to do next time.

New Career?

Mike got an invite to ride the new 'Scorpian's Tail' water slide at Noah's Ark yesterday to test it out before it opened to the general public. Not sure he's ever had more fun on a water slide, and I'm not sure I ever had more fun watching people go on a water slide.

I forgot to take a picture of the whole ride, but its all about the loop. You ride on your back and the slide takes you completely around. Very fun to watch. And if its Mike riding, you get to hear some screaming as well.

The ride starts out innocently enough in this little elevator type thing.

But then the floor drops out from under your feet and away you go.

I think Claire was relieved that she isn't heavy enough to go. She was happy to just watch.

Everyone seemed to agree it was quite the rush.

Claire had a blast getting wet as people splashed to a stop at the end. Though she does seem pretty serious about it all here.

Just another thing to add on to the resume: Water Slide Tester.