Travel: Chicago, Part 2

{Day 2 we did ALOT -- so I'm breaking this up into two posts}

We woke early, to rain, to start our second day in Chicago.
Rain on windowsRaindrops

We dined again at the hotel for (free) breakfast, and then took our time to walk the city to our first reservation – The Sky Deck @ the Willis Tower.

Chicago at street level

Chicago River

Chicago Tribune

Helicopter

And then the rain cleared for a bit -- yay!

Chicago buildings
Chicago buildings


American flags

Mom in Chicago





























So, the Willis Tower is North America’s tallest building; its interior office spaces are home to popular companies, and it’s an iconic landmark in Chicago.  

Willis Tower

The experience from the Sky Ledge is both terrifying & exhilarating to say the least...

Sky Ledge at Willis Tower












Sky Ledge at Willis Tower














































The Sky Deck is at the 103rd floor & offers views for miles on a clear day.  Within the Sky Deck sits a few Sky Ledges – which are solid glass boxes which protrude out from the building about 4 feet & individuals are able to literally walk on what seems like air – crazy!!

Views from the Willis Tower Sky Deck; Chicago












Views from the Willis Tower Sky Deck; Chicago











Views from the Willis Tower Sky Deck; Chicago































































About 2 weeks prior to our trip we pre-purchased the Fast Track pass – we learned from our experience in NYC & the Empire State Building that is it SO WORTH the extra money not to have to wait in any lines... (when you only have a couple days in a city, it’s painful to have to wait in a 2-3 hour line).

Views from the Willis Tower Sky Deck; Chicago












Views from the Willis Tower Sky Deck; Chicago











Views from the Willis Tower Sky Deck; Chicago































































More to come, stay tuned!

If you missed my recap of Day 1,  click here



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