Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Oh, the things kids say that people say


Maybe this is only funny to us but we're trying to cross a busy street to get to a park this afternoon with the whole family and this car is driving unpredictably so Cath goes "Drive, you idiot," which is what you say in that situation. J won't let it go: "Why did Mommy say 'Drive, you idiot?'" over and over. Then she starts practicing it, softly, to herself: "Drive, you idiot. Drive, you idiot."

In other news, we're trying to think of fun things to do on a Saturday in Chicago that's coming up soon. We'll be without kids. I know things I like to do there, but a part of me doesn't want to do the same old things. I know, for example, that I don't want to see the Field Museum's collection of Northwest Coast Indian culture again. For some museums, 20 visits is enough.

So I'm open to suggestions for what else is there to do in Chicago.

10 comments:

Almighty Ryan said...

From my understanding, the science museum/center seems to be quite a place to visit. I wouldn't exactly know mind you because I have never visited good 'ol Chicago, so I guess my recommendation doesn't hold much basis... I recommend it nonetheless!

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letsgothrow said...

K and I are on looking at numerous options for you... we'll give you an update by Thursday.

decnavda said...

LOL

Anyways, Ryan is correct, the Science museum there is amazing. i been to it myself. pretty crazy place. wont see that anywhere else.

acoolbreeze said...

I would suggest going to see lesbian tribute band Lez Zeppelin or guitar god Yngwie Malmsteen, both of whom are playing in Chicago this weekend. Or maybe go check out Milwaukee.

Random1001.5 said...

Sears Tower; I believe it's currently the tallest building the U.S.A. only to be surpassed by the still planning Freedom Tower.
There is also the Adler Planetarium, and let's not forget about the second largest Aquarium in the world. It held the largest until November of last year.

Mark said...

You could go to the Sear's tower. Or not.

Hmm...Chicago.. I've only been there once to a trade show with my Dad for wholesale-type things.

There's a lot of weirdos though.

P.S. - I miss being in your class; my English teacher sucks.

Tito said...

Mr. Hill, while I think asking a question with a million answers like "what is there to do in Chicago?" is a pretty feeble ploy to rack up the comment tally, I will say that Navy Pier is probably a sure winner for the kids, as is a simple stroll down (or up) the Magnificnet Mile with a nice latte, a visit to the beach to skip stones, or maybe take a boat ride on the Chicago river and see if a rock star's tour bus empties its chemical toilet on your head.

Oden, Miles said...

When are you headed to Chicago?--Belle & Sebastian will be playing at the Riviera on Friday around 7:30ish. Now that's no museum, but good clean fun. And/or if that's not your bag, Of Montreal is going to be at the Metro rockin' off around the same time.

Oden, Miles said...

Ohhhhh, but apparantly THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS are going to be playing with Belle & Sebastian, so that's the hottt ticket.

Mr. Hill said...

The Belle & Sebastian show is exactly why we're heading to town in the first place. What to do on Saturday is what I'm trying to figure out now.

Stereolab is playing Saturday night, but I haven't been super keen on their records for a few years. Their shows are supposed to be pretty good, though.