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Sus’ whirlwind tour

October 10, 2016

Sus timed her visit perfectly as today is Columbus Day. One of those public holidays that B gets but noone else in the house gets. So we headed into NYC for a little sightseeing.

First stop the always lovely High Line


Chelsea market for super yummy noodle soup


Then Rooseselvelt Island


with its gorgeous views of Manhattan

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and it’s arial tram back to the main island

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It was fun seeing you Sus. Come again soon xx

Eli and Lachie’s first rosary with the Sunday School crew

October 6, 2016

Another one bites the dust…

October 5, 2016

Chicago to home

October 4, 2016

So a big sleep in – as in this Chicago weather we are accustomed to!
(at least being a Tuesday the breakfast crown wasn’t nearly as bad)

Rather than braving the elements today – we took a swim in the pool

Before heading the airport and home

Thanks Chicago – it is a gorgeous city that kindly allowed us to catch up on some sleep! We’ll have to come back when the weather is nicer!

Chicago day 3 – more indoor fun

October 3, 2016

Yes breakfast was still a zoo and we waaaay overslept…this is going to be a chilled visit to Chicago 🙂

A walk along Lake Michigan

The Planetarium

The Aquarium


we made it home super tired and had some down time

Willis Town for sunset
(no time for cocktail hour tonight!)


Millenium Park to see the bean

CHik-Fil-A which we’ve been wanting to try for ages but the queues in NY are too long!

and home 🙂

Chicago Day 2 – still a little rainy

October 2, 2016

There is no need to rush up when it is drizzling…so unlike us we slept in! As did the rest of the hotel as breakfast was a zoo!


First we did the river walk


Then we wandered around the Financial Center (CBOT & the Options Exchange)


Then we were off to the museum of Science and Industry – which was awesome! The highlights were the Mine (Uncle Gav!), the weather, Lego  exhibitions and the National Parks movie


Back to the hotel for some down time.
Then cocktail hour – which we timed way better than breakfast!
Then we wandered back into to to town to try Chicago-style pizza – yummo!

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And the always family-favourite of trying on mum+dad’s glasses whilst waiting for Ice-cream or well anything really


and well deserved sleep 🙂

Chicago Day 1 – Rain Rain Go Away

October 1, 2016

We were up pre-dawn for a 6am flight to Chicago. I am sure we were on the plane before we even woke up?


We took the super-cool above ground railway downtown


saw our first Chicago sight enroute to our hotel


had a yummy breakfast and then caught a movie (Queen of Katwa) because it was pouring and too miserable  to do anything else 🙂

Went for a wander around Navy Pier


then had some down time 🙂
then cocktail hour before heading out to dinner.
Mmm…ribs and wings


and had a wet dash around downtown on our way back to the hotel for a well deserved sleep!
(fingers crossed for better photo-taking weather tomorrow!)

Poor mum has sprained her foot – so between that and the rain this could be a very chilled trip 🙂