|Rachael with Strawberry Italian Ice before heading for the Ferris Wheel|
|Me with the Ferris Wheel!|
We had booked tickets to go up the Willis tower to the Skydeck for today but thought we would also have a go at the observatory at the John Hancock building which is also supposed to have amazing views of the city. However the visibility was severely reduced due to clouds at the building top so we abandoned that and headed for the Skydeck instead.
|Obey the big orange arrow.|
Despite having pre-booked tickets on the internet, the queues were pretty long. We waited about an hour and a half to get the elevator up to the 103rd floor but once there we decided that it was well worth the wait. The Skydeck has ledges that you can walk out on to so you are surrounded by just glass 103 floors above the street. I was pretty gung ho about going out on it but actually making your feet move to walk out there is another thing. We did have our picture taken by the official photog but we also managed some of our own feet too.
|Don't look down - your feet aren't standing on anything.|
|Chicago at twilight|
Tonight we pack, for tomorrow morning we head out on the next stage of our epic adventure!
ROUTE 66 HERE WE COME!!!