This shy girl seeing Chi-town =)
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Rise and shine sleepy head.. oh so nice to wake up on vacation and not have to worry about waking up late for work. Up out of bed we went partook in a very light breakfast as my uncle wanted to take my mom and I to one of his favorite places in Chinatown for lunch.
We jumped into my cousins little Scion car (he was sweet enough to let us use it for the day) and we journeyed to downtown Chicago. We drove and drove, and man was it gloomy lookin'. Goodness, it was so dark and cloudy it was only obvious what was coming next.. for those of you who even tried to guess.. Yup, it was rain. Rain, Rain and more Rain. Grrrr.. well that can't be good, how am I supposed to enjoy my city sight see venture? I can't let a little actual rain drop all over my parade.
My uncle who loves loves and I mean loves to drive (being a prior owner of a taxi business in the Philippines), we did a lot of driving past things. He showed briefly Northwestern University (which was cool because at the time my cousin, fellow San Francisco native was coming to a close in finishing her master's degree there, she graduated May/June 2006 not sure exactly when it was but my sis and other cousins came for that, that's why she wasn't in for coming along with mom and I) or one of the campuses, I'm not really sure, hard to try and decifer exactly what that was he was zooming by.
The Navy Pier, pretty great place. I always enjoy a little shopping where ever I go and so does my mommy. So we did, mostly souvenir type things to bring back home. We took a few pictures here and there. We didn't get to do any fun games or what not at the Navy Pier, not even that ferris wheel thing (i hate ferris wheels anyways.. like seriously with a passion.. haha I don't know what's wrong with me), or a cool boat or cruise ride seeing Chicago on Lake Michigan waters. I'll have to do that next time I'm in Chicago, probably when I get to plan the trip myself.
After the Navy Pier we went to the Millenium Park, pretty awesome park might I say.
After all the picture taking we drove around and around. Picked up my aunt from work and made our way to the restaurant where we would be having dinner with family. We talked, and laughed and of course took pictures till that time came, end to a fabulous night. The family was nice in encouraging us all to go home and get rest because we would have a long day ahead of us come tomorrow morning.. The beginning to our road trip to Niagara Falls.
We packed up our things, as we would not be returning to Chicago after Niagara and New York. Sleepy time came again, and again it was difficult to fall asleep..