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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Moo and Baa - the City Adventure!

Sorry this is posting so late - we got back later than I thought we would, and my computer is acting up (5 reboots to get this up). Anyay, here is our adventure for today. So today, we took Moo and Baa to downtown Chicago. We took the train in (but didn't get any pictures)

Once we got to the city, we took a water taxi up to north Michigan Avenue.

While we were there we walked past the Wrigley Building. That was pretty exciting because they make great gum!

On Michigan we stopped at the Water Tower. Moo was a bit concerned because he had heard the story about Mrs. O'Leary's cow starting the great Chicago fire. I assured him that it was just an urban legend.

Next, we took a cab down to Navy Pier.

We got a couple great shots of the city and the lake.

We thought it would be fun to take a boat ride. We decided on the tall ships, and they had a pirate themed trip. One of the pirates was nice and took a picture with them.

Here they are at the wheel.

They rested in my purse for a little while when we first got on.

They exlored the boat a little bit too.

They thought the lighthouse in the lake was really cool.

After Navy Pier we took a cab back to the south side of the river, where Moo and Baa got to kick it Big Willy Style (the Sears Tower was recently renamed Willis Tower - locals hate it and thought it needed a better nickname, so many of us now call it Big Willy)

We went up to the Skydeck and looked out the windows - it was very crowded but we got special tickets and were able to skip the lines up. This is a picture with the Hancock building in the background.

Finally we reached the thing we had come down to see - the new Skydeck Ledge. It is a transparent ledge where you can stand and look straight down! Moo and Baa (and I) thought it was super cool! It was very popular so we didn't get to stay there very long.

Anyway, after that we came home - we finally got back at 10 pm. It was a long but exciting day.

Tomorrow, we are going to go to the zoo - that should be fun, for Moo and Baa to see the animals!


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...



Day woo had!


dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

What fantastic adventures Moo and Baa are having seeing the world!!!

Forever Foster said...

What a great tour! And you met real live pirates?! Way cool :)

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

You are showing your guests quite the fun time in the windy city! My dearest friends! I wanted to take this chance to thank you ever so much for your many nice visits to my blog. You are a treasure friends for sure and I have not told you that enough. Life gets busy and we do not always have the time to appreciate our visitors, so here is a big basket of Peachy love...be sure to share with your guests Baa and Moo!

Anonymous said...

Wow. Moo and Baa had a busy, busy day didn't they? And to meet a REAL PIRATE!!!! How cool is that?! And they don't even look scairt at all!

The Island Cats said...

Wow! Moo and Baa are having quite the adventure!!! But we don't know about that sky ledge...looking down makes our stomach quesy!!

CCL Wendy said...

Quite the adventure Moo and Baa are experiencing, there! What a great time they are having -- hope you are too!

Just so you know, Moo and Baa are being co-featured (along with your kitties) on the LOLSpot today. Go and take a look!

I just LOVE Moo and Baa! Who is getting them next, and how do you get in line for this?

Jasmim said...

The ride was great fun!
Moo and Baa are very brave in the last picture =)

Reese =^..^= said...

Meowee! You sure know how to show them a good time.

Quill and Greyson said...

Reminds me of my childhood. Used to spend every summer in Chicago and Round Lake.

Mom Meg

The Kitty Krew said...

Oh, what a fun and exciting day for Moo and Baa!! And meeting a real live pirate - whoa! Maybe we should get Mommy to send us to visit you too!

Purrs and hugs,
The Kitty Krew

Ariel said...

"Hey" mom says Baa and Moo have a more interesting life than her....Ummm yes I agree.

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

You are having lots of fun with Moo and Baa. We would not have likes the sky ledge. Mom does not like heights but Dad Would have been out there with you!

The Monkeys said...

They look like they're having a fabulous time! What great pictures!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! Mom said she would have had a heartattack on the SkyDeck Ledge. Her comment was , "No Thanx". MOL...they sure are having GRRR-8 adventures with you all!!!