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Day 3

Day 3 started a little late.  We had exhausted our selves the past 2 days that we actually slept in.  Today my cousin was going to meet up with us later on so for now we decided to walk to the north side of Chicago to go to the Museum of Contemporary Art.  This was kind of a bad idea.  Like what locals had been saying how the day before was a beautiful spring day.  We stepped outside and was about blown over by the wind and the low to mid 40s weather.  We started our long walk to the museum under dressed for this lovely day.  By the time we got to the area where the John Hancock building is which is close to the museum we were both irritated and crabby because of the beautiful weather.  Dressing in layers is definitely necessary.  Before going in to the museum we stopped at the Hershey candy store where you can buy some of the biggest candy I have ever seen along with a $49.99 Hershey bar.  We then made our way to the museum.

Biggest Hershey bar I have ever seen.

Biggest Hershey bar I have ever seen.

See, it's big.

See, it's big.

and pricey.

and pricey.

If you are a true fan of contemporary art then this is the place for you.  Painted trash, mannequins dressed in odd attire old films of men dressed as woman dancing around a living room. Sarah liked the Koi pond that was inside and I was happy to see the Warhol and Marisol exhibit. After leaving we found the nearest bus stop for our magical double decker tour bus.  We purchased a 3 day pass so we could hop on and off any where we wanted for 3 days.  We headed back to the apartment to warm up.

Sarah resting inside the museum

Sarah resting inside the museum

Waiting for our Double Decker bus.

Waiting for our Double Decker bus.

As we got back I got the message that my cousin was in the area.  I left Sarah at the apartment to rest and get warmed up and I walked to meet them at the Sears Tower.   We went up to the Skydeck Chicago to do what tourist do.  After waiting in line after line after line we finally made it up to the top.  It was a little cloudy so some of the views weren't the best but it was still neat to see the city from up there.

The elevator takes you to the bottom to the 103rd floor in 1 minute.  We timed it.  It was actually 1:03.

The elevator takes you to the bottom to the 103rd floor in 1 minute.  We timed it.  It was actually 1:03.

The view from the Skydeck

The view from the Skydeck

That's the John Hancock building way over there and Lake Michigan.

That's the John Hancock building way over there and Lake Michigan.

We met up with Sarah at the apartment and then headed out to eat.  This time we were going to Lou Malnati's in the South Loop of Chicago for deep dish pizza.  One of our double decker tour guides suggested it.  There was about a 30-45 minute wait. Once seated we were not disappointed.  I highly suggest trying it for your self.  They also will mail you a pizza.  We made the walk back to the apartment and once again we were exahusted by the days events.

Calimari

Calimari

Amazing pizza from Lou Mainati's

Amazing pizza from Lou Mainati's

Don't leave yet day 4 is coming.