Sunday, May 4, 2008

Chicago, Day 4

Our early afternoon flight home left little time for sight-seeing, which is probably for the best. We were all tired. We did have time to visit the West Egg again, where Katie devoured her favorite strawberry banana pancakes. Some of the staff knew her by name by Monday morning!

After breakfast, we had about 45 minutes to walk down Michigan Avenue (the Magnificent Mile) before meeting our driver at the hotel. (Six don't fit in a cab, and we didn't want to take two to the airport, so we found a hotel-recommended driver who fit us in his Suburban.)

Grandma gave Cooper her camera, and he took some great shots of city life. We wandered around the Disney Store for a few minutes and then walked back. Our journey to the airport was smooth and uneventful, and we arrived at O'Hare in plenty of time to check in, clear security, grab a hot dog and board.

We waited for all the other passengers to de-board before we left the plane at D/FW -- to give Steve plenty of time and plenty of room to walk out. Waiting was worth it for Cooper and Katie, who were invited by the co-pilot to sit in the cockpit, press buttons and move controls.

We loved our adventure, even with its moments of harsh reality. Thanks to Jim and Betty for the trip, to Uncle Jim for joining us and to our ever-growing extended family who offered advice and good wishes.

For a few more photos from Day 4, click here.
For some photos that Cooper took, click here.

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