We spent pretty much the whole day at the Shedd Aquarium. We were planning on doing two museums in one day but by the time we purchased our train tickets, got into town and got our CityPASS vouchers redeemed for tickets, our morning was pretty much gone.
I’m not gonna lie, the first hour I was thinking that the aquarium was pretty lame…not much better than the aquarium back home. But then we went downstairs and found all of the fun stuff. So, if you ever go to the aquarium in Chicago, go downstairs first! 🙂 They have a pretty neat exhibit of jellyfish right now. Isaac LOVED watching the jellies. We saw sharks and stingrays, big turtles and otters then spent a million dollars in the food court for lunch. We got admission to an aquatic show with our CityPASS so we headed there next. That was neat. There were dolphins and belugas and a seal that did tricks. Carter was mesmerized. He entertained the kids in front of us by yelling out “doggie!” to every animal he saw.
We bought a double umbrella stroller for the trip (which has been so, so convenient…especially as a luggage carrier!) and Isaac finally got a ride when we headed back to the hotel. He crashed before we were even out of the aquarium. He’s been such a trooper.
The hotel desk clerk recommended a little Italian sandwich place for dinner (awesome!) and then we went swimming in an attempt to get every last bit of energy out of the boys. Carter and Isaac had a blast. Cooper whimpered the whole time but he at least got in the pool for 20 minutes or so before he completely melted down. Last time we went swimming he screamed bloody murder the moment we walked into the pool area. Baby steps…
Just one other note: I am so grateful for nice people! Everyone has been so friendly and helpful. That has been a huge relief to this Momma with her traveling tots.