There are a couple of different ways to see Chicago. Besides cruising down the city's waterways, you can also get a bird's eye view (a pretty high flying bird that is) by heading to the Sear's Tower Skydeck. After we took the super fast elevator 103 floors up to the top, we headed to the windows to check out the view. It's really interesting to see the city up so high because it also makes you realize how big Lake Michigan really is.
As we walked the perimeter taking the view in from every angle we happened upon one special corner where the deck extends out with a clear floor. It's really crazy how the brain works - I consciously knew it was safe to stand on the clear ledge, but when I tried do walk out onto it, my body froze, my legs turned to jelly and I just could not move. I guess my subconscious instinct overrode my brain and said no dice. It's funny how our body's act to protect ourselves sometimes beyond our own control. None of my kids could do it either- Oh well, I guess that's one photo we'll never get. Besides the breathtaking view, the Skydeck also has a terrific exhibit on Chicago history kind of like a little mini museum with cool posters and displays featuring interesting Chicago facts. Did you know Crackerjack (one of my all-time favorite treats) was invented in Chicago?