This weekend we went to the Shedd Aquarium. We planned on leaving earlier in the morning but as I'm sure those of you with kids knows that sometimes plans can get changed.
Once we made it outta the house we got gas and headed out. Traffic was kinda crappie like it usually is (Chicago).
We finally get there and there's no parking spots (on the streets anyway). So we go ahead and pay to park in parking garage. I'm sorry but it's kinda ridiculous $26 -$28 to park.
We walk to the aquarium and end up having to wait over 1 hour in line just to get our tickets : ( Finally we get in but then have to wait 15 minutes just to get on the elevator to get to the main entrance level (we were in the accessible entrance for strollers, disabled people). It was kinda funny actually cause one of the workers even announced that that line was for strollers and even people who had a disability and couldn't stand for long.
Once we got inside the boys had a great time looking at everything. They really enjoy that kinda stuff especially the shark's! I just wish they would have put ramps in next to the stairs. Cause it was a pain and took up so much time having to wait for the elevator constantly to look at other exhibits. It got to be a little to long at one point (20 minutes) so I picked the baby up out of his stroller and we just carried everything up and down the stairs.
We had a late lunch on the balcony to a beautiful lake front view. We stayed till right before closing and still didn't get to see all of the exhibits.
After wards we decided to take a walk alone the lake shore before heading back home. It was beautiful out! The boys really wanted to go to the beach but it wasn't warm enough and it was getting late. Hopefully next time we come out they'll get to go. They've been asking to go swimming since they got out of school back in may : )