360 Chicago … John Hancock Observatory … Chicago …

_MG_7174-1This is going to be my last post about our US trip … and good timing too cause were off to South Africa at the end of the week … anyway … I think this was probably one of my favourite things that we did in Chicago … the 360 Chicago … previously known as the John Hancock Observatory …

_MG_7167-1 _MG_7169-1 _MG_7191-1Everyone goes to the Skydeck for the Ledge experience but 360 Chicago is much better for views … we also managed to time our visit for just before sunset so we got the lovely warm afternoon light …

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Our hotel that we were staying at was actually less than a block away from the 360 Chicago so it was really easy to get to …

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The observation deck had a mirrored ceiling …

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Both of us thought the view of the city was better from 360 Chicago than from the Skydeck …

_MG_7249-1 _MG_7259-1 _MG_7263-1 Long afternoon shadows …

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It was even nicer cause it wasn’t too busy …

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Navy Pier off in the distance …

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I thought I’d take a moment and share a few other thoughts on our trip … overall I think we both really enjoyed it … it ended up being a busy yet relaxing week away and it was definitely something we both needed … it is actually the longest amount of time we have spent together in terms of consecutive days where have been together all the time (as in when we haven’t gone to work etc) … and considering Perry has been pretty much away 4-5 days a week since the beginning of the year it was nice to just have that time to the two of us …

Even though I came back with a stinking cold … It was a great trip … something we both came back from with very happy memories and I think our next trip to the States (whenever that happens to be) will likely involve a road trip of sorts …

Anyway that is it for this series of posts about our trip …

Till next time …

Mina X

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