July 2019

Science Search At Museum of Science and Industry

By |2019-07-13T20:06:31-06:00July 12th, 2019|Chicago, Destinations, Illinois, Midwest|

We have had the opportunity to visit a lot of science museums. While some exhibits are commonplace at almost every museum, each one we visit seems to have a few unique displays that intrigue us. Our visit to the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), in Chicago, blew us away with their sheer volume of exhibits. We knew we were in for quite the experience, when we saw the immense building that sits along the shore of Lake Michigan. It became apparent that we would need to focus, as we launched our science search at MSI.   We want to thank the Museum of [...]

Tasty Treats From Oberweis Dairy

By |2019-07-13T20:07:22-06:00July 5th, 2019|Chicago, Destinations, Illinois, Midwest|

Wherever we travel, Crystal and I will usually be on the lookout for ice cream. We are fortunate that both of us can agree on this creamy treat as a preferred dessert option. When we planned our latest Chicago visit, it was agreed to make our base camp on the outskirts of the metro. While it meant a longer commute to the main attractions, it put us in easy striking distance of sampling the tasty treats at Oberweis Dairy. For those who have never visited Chi-Town, this Midwest creamery serves up some delicious ice cream creations, in a family friendly setting.   We want [...]

April 2017

January 2017

See the Sights at Chicago’s Navy Pier

By |2019-12-12T06:49:35-06:00January 17th, 2017|Chicago, Destinations, Illinois, Midwest|

Our last visit to Chicago was eye opening. Our hotel was located just off of Michigan Avenue, which gave us walking access to many great attractions, including Navy Pier. The timing was great, as this was the period where Kansas City was experiencing 100 degree weather. The 90 degree temps in Chicago felt cool in comparison. While our time was limited, we did try to squeeze in as much sight-seeing as possible. […]

Chicago Skyscrapers- Towers of Steel and Glass

By |2019-12-12T05:01:50-06:00January 17th, 2017|Chicago, Destinations, Illinois, Midwest|

There is a huge variation between cities in the Midwest. There are lots of small towns, which are based around the old town square format. As you move up to larger cities, you start to see more multi-story buildings. Then you have the Chicago skyscrapers. By the time you get to a city the size of St. Louis or Kansas City, you will find a smattering of skyscrapers dotting the horizon.  While there are similarities between Kansas City and Chicago, there are just as many differences. The one sight in Chicago, that constantly reminded us that we were not in our hometown, was the [...]