Team Hensley

Team Hensley

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Navy Pier.

Every Saturday evening, we see mysterious fireworks from our living room window. We finally realized that they were coming from Navy Pier, Chicago's top tourist attraction located on the shoreline of Lake Michigan. Today, we went to further investigate.

We rode the Metra downtown. After walking through the streets of downtown Chicago, into a very lovely park, and past hundreds of really fancy boats with funny names, we finally arrived at Navy Pier!

Nate visits with Bob Newhart (he says hi, Steve):

Navy Pier has a Carousel, a miniature golf course, tons of restaurants and shops, remote control boats, a swing ride, and an awesome Ferris Wheel.

Despite Nate's fear of heights, we got on the ferris wheel. Here was our view from the top:

Nate was very brave.

More fun at the Pier:

And no Hensley outing can be complete without a delicious, Chicago-style hot dog.

Tuesdays are the days we will be out exploring our fair city because Nate doesn't have class those days. Yippee!!!


  1. Well, that looks REALLY fun! I held my breath looking at the pictures from the ferris wheel. EEK! Tuesdays are the best!
    Love you both,

  2. I think I would have stayed on the Merry-Go-Round with all the four year olds.
    Why is there a statue of Bob Newhart at the Navy Pier?
    Yay for Tuesdays! Can't wait to see new pictures every Wednesday!

  3. BIRD WOMAN! i want to go to there.

    Navy Pier is a tourist trap, but it's fun when the weather is nice. i like nate's sweater.