Friday, August 5, 2011

Sight-Seeing in Chicago

After a great conference at IIT in Chicago, Deirdre and Pierce joined me for two days of sight-seeing. The last time we were there we had such a good time at the Field Museum and the Shedd Aquarium that we returned to both. They're both world-class institutions. The "Evolving Planet" exhibit at the Field, and the newly renovated sea mammal section and the jelly exhibit at the Shedd were particularly good.

On our way to the Field Museum

'Sue' the T-Rex
Our hotel - The Embassy Suites
Pierce's stuffed red giant squid

The weather was beautiful

One of the amazing jellies on exhibit at the Shedd