While we were in Chicago Paul really wanted me to take Pierce up in the John Hancock Observatory. We all would've loved to go, but it was rather expensive, so Paul hung up with the twins while I took Pierce up. The twins will get to go if we return when they are older.
Pierce was impressed by how fast the elevator got us up to the 94th floor. Our ears were popping.
He was so enthusiastic when we came out, and he declared that he wasn't scared at all.
Then he said, "I want to live here! Wouldn't it be cool if we lived here, and then we could look down at the city at night with all the lights?"
Pierce and I spent some time trying to find swimming pools on top of buildings. Pierce thought this was a little scary, but I explained there would be walls around the sides so you couldn't fall over.
We walked around and around. We even did the skywalk part, which has these screens so it feels like you're outside.
We counted boats, and saw one that kind of looked like a pirate ship out on the water. It looked so tiny.
We noticed quite a few tall buildings that had grass planted on the roof.
Pierce and I wondered a bit about how they got the grass up there. Or how they got the water into the skyscraper swimming pools. Pierce thought they must have used a hose.