There is an iconic scene in Ferris Bueller's Day Off looking out from the Willis Tower. It was the Sears Tower then. It is the 30th anniversary and they are celebrating it. You can stand in the same spot with model characters and take your picture. I did.
After our tour, we headed for a typical Chicago dinner, deep dish Chicago style pizza. We had plenty to take back to the boat.
Sunday August 21 we headed early to the Shedd Aquarium. It is a very good aquarium with areas focusing on the Amazon, the Caribbean, a Polar experience, the Asian Rivers, etc. We started at the touch the stingray exhibit before it got busy.
They had an exhibit of Asian Carp that are in the rivers. If one jumps in our boat, I am not sure if John or I will pick it up. They are HUGE! We took in a 4-D movie on Coastal Predators. The sardines are sought after by the dolphin, the sharks, the birds and the whales. They all work together to get the dinner. The 4-D sprayed us with water, shook our seats and hit the back of our seats.
We returned to the boat in time for the Chicago Air and Water Show. The early part with small planes and parachuters was too far away, but the Thunderbirds flew right over head. They flew right overhead. They were so fast it was hard to get pictures. In the pictures below, you can see the Columbia Yacht Club boat, Navy Pier, and the city, all taken from the flybridge of the Hydrophilic. What a great show!!
Tomorrow, we tour Chicago for the last day. Tuesday, we head into the river system.