Friday, April 4, 2014

The Green River

Hans thought it would be fun to see the Chicago river dyed green per the annual St. Patrick's Day tradition.  So we all drove out to Chicago.  The plan was to walk around the city and view the river by walking over bridges and stuff.  But then we got to Chicago and got out of our cars and it was cold.  Really cold, and we hadn't properly dressed for the weather.

But John and Solveig had the great idea to take a boat ride around the city.  The boat had an inside cabin to warm ourselves.

 We started the tour on the outside upper deck.

 The boys are great little heat sources when they sit on your lap.

 The boat we hopped on took us on an architectural tour of the city.

 If it weren't so darn cold I probably could have absorbed more of the information.

 The wind mixed with a sub-par PA system and the countless yelling drunk people on the street made it near impossible to pay attention to the nice tour guide.

 But we did get a close up view of the green river.  The river is absolutely disgusting, but evidently the secret recipe of stuff put in the river to make it green is all organic. 

We all had a great time.  The architectural tour is definitely something I'd like to do again...when the weather is a bit warmer.

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