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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Good Tuesday Sparkfam!! It's the end of my staycation. Yesterday we had a good time in downtown Chicago. We went to Lou Mitchells one of Chicago's famous eateries:

Here are the breakfasts were enjoyed:


We all had coffee except for my oldest son & he had his first taste of freshly squeezed pulpy sour oranges juice! lol He wasn't pleased.
We actually even talked to us. You know how kids are connected to their phones & ipad thingys but we had a good breakfast that I didn't have to cook.
We drove around & decided to go to Sears (Willis) Tower to take the tour:

Who knew we would have to wait in so many lines:

We stood in at least 7-10 long lines & then had to watch an educational movie. UGH!!

View from a ledge. There are several glass ledges that you can stand in line to stand on. Its like you are standing in mid air. My kids & hubs took great pics & I put my sandal out there. Did I tell you that this is my first time there. I driven by & even parked there & waited for my mom as that was her bank. She worked at one of the area branches til she retired. Bless her heart. Okay & then there was a gift shop at the top. We looked & we bought 3 things that totalled $14. Then we had to waited in another line to go down. I felt dizzy by the time we hit the bottom. Then we had to go through 2-3 more gift shops, we spent another $25 there on small trinkets.

I got home & took an aspirin as I was just dizzy. I ate a little something & felt better by night fall. It rained cats & dogs this morning so today was an inny no outings. I pray you all had a great Monday!


I don't but some people do......

God bless,

Dee
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MARVEEME 8/10/2012 9:08PM

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GODZDESIGN95 8/8/2012 5:52PM

    yum breakfast. I remember going out eating breakfast with the family but diabetes has taken the fun out eating out for sure. emoticon glad you enjoyed family time. emoticon

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FITANDFIFTY2 7/31/2012 2:44AM

    Awesome Pics,, thank you for sharing! I have never been to Chicago so it was great to see them!

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CIERAPOET 7/27/2012 9:40PM

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Wow Sis You Had A GREAT DAY! Glad You All Got To Spend Some Quality Family Time. I Don't Know What I would Do With All Those Lines. But I Guess You Met Some New People? lol Thanks For Sharing. Make Me Want To Go Somewhere.
Many Blessings and Have A Wonderful Weekend!
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JANTWO 7/26/2012 12:21AM

    Nice pictures!!!! Thank you for the tour of Chicago for me!!!! I am glad you had a good time!!!!

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MICHELLE_391 7/25/2012 11:08PM

    I have always wanted to go out on one of the ledges but can't find anyone brave enough to do it with me. Thank you for showing me what it looks like! Oh, and please, never, ever say "Willis Tower" Blech. The world knows it as the Sears Tower, and that's what it always will be!!!!

So Lou Mitchells is famous? I walk right by it every day and never knew that it was a place I should check out.

What a lovely end to a staycation! Happy easing back into daily life! XO

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BLEGNER1 7/25/2012 4:18PM

    I enjoyed going on your outing with you and your family. Thanks for taking me along.

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GRANNYQUINN 7/25/2012 12:37PM

    Thank-you for inviting us on your journey , will always be Sears to us!! Love Chinatown , where they doing Tia Chi out there? Hugs Karen Great pics Dee.!!

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TRAVELISMYGAME 7/25/2012 9:00AM

    I love Chicago and the Sears Tower Ledge! The one picture of the long line looks unreal, everyone seems so perfectly lined up. LOL

Looks like you had a great last day of your staycation!

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NISSANGIRL 7/25/2012 7:28AM

    Sounds like u had a wonderful Staycation dee!!! the breakfast looked amazing! and the height of that tower with being able to look down like that would have made me dizzy too!!! Havea wonderful day Dee!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RUTHXG 7/24/2012 11:54PM

    I LOVE fresh-squeezed OJ! Mmmmm, & breakfast is my favorite meal.

Hilarious that you did the Sears Tower thing--too bad you had to stand in long lines though! I have still never been up in that tower. Goofy, isn't it? (I mean, it's goofy that I've never been, having lived in Chicago so long.)

Glad you had a fun anniversary weekend!

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JEN_BACK2BASICS 7/24/2012 11:02PM

    Whoa, I would never be able to go out on that ledge! Sounds like a fun day, but too bad about the headache. Hope it went away fast! Great pics - thanks for sharing.

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DIBANANA 7/24/2012 8:57PM

  Wow I can't see my husband standing in any line that long!

Sounds like you enjoyed your trip.

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LEFTHANDLUKE 7/24/2012 8:12PM

    great day it seems

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