Nora and Anna at the window of the Roscoe Guesthouse
It rained the first couple days we were there and poor Emily was sick the first day, so Monday we just had some down time. Tuesday we went to the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. There was a great display on the future, a nice room full of Robotics and several other really fine instalations, but the real highlight for everyone was the tour of the U-505 submarine. It was the only German sub captured during WW-II and the story was pretty cool. The show that certainly would have been a highlight wasn't opening for another couple weeks.
Here's a slideshow from the museum trip:
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Because we didn't have room in the van and didn't really want to hassle with parking in Chicago, we spent a lot of time on the L. 'Our stop' was the newly renovated Paulina Station. From there we had a five or six block walk back to the rooms, a lot of fun every time.
And each time we passed this curious little impression in the sidewalk, sparking a still unsettled debate as to the identity of the mammal that must have made the impression and the circumstances under which the impression could have been made!