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The second morning in Chicago, we tried REALLY hard to sleep in on our very first wake up without children, but no such luck. We were up and out of the hotel by 8:30am.
After that we decided to go to Oprah's studios HARPOSTUDIOS. We walked and it was about 3 miles. It was fun getting an idea of where everything was in relation to each other - so we mostly walked in the city.
After that, we went to Wishbone for brunch. We had forgotten it was Father's Day and couldn't figure out why there were SO MANY people around. Wishbone is famous for their Southern Reconstruction cooking, so we wanted to get something a little more traditionally southern.
I know we should be scared, but this kind of stuff doesn't bother me at all. I definitely had a little moment when I put my feet on the glass of wondering if it would hold, but other than that - we're pretty brave when it comes to height. I'm MUCH more scared of spiders and public toddler tantrums. Ha! If heights don't freak you out, I would SOOO recommend this (even if you don't like heights - I still think it's worth it to go up in the tower. You don't have to go out into the glass boxes unless you want to!). Willis Tower is 1450 feet tall, or 443 meters, and the deck is 103 floors above the ground. It's completely glass, so you can see through the bottom, sides, and top, and most eerily, you can see all the way to the ground below you. The average sway of the building was about 6 inches, but it's designed to sway up to 3 feet. I couldn't feel a thing, though.
After Willis Tower, we went to Giordano's for deep dish pizza. It actually takes an hour to cook your pizza, so you have to pre-order your pizza before you even sit down. Even after we sat down, we had a good 45 minutes until our pizza was ready. Don't worry. We occupied ourselves with beer.
We ended our Sunday night by watching the Game of Thrones season finale on our ipad in bed. We obviously have very clear priorities.