Chicago's Navy Pier.

On our trip to Chicago, we spent a lot of time at Navy Pier, mostly because there is so much to do.  There is dining, shops, boat rides, shows, carnival rides, fireworks, and more. Here's a little bit of what we did on the pier...

When in Chicago, you must ride the ferris wheel.  The views are spectacular.

If you need to cool off, a speed boat ride will do the trick...

... just don't expect to stay dry.

Take a walk to the end of the pier.

Scope out lighthouses during the day, and then by night...

The John Hancock Building all dressed up for the 4th of July.

What a perfect way to end the day.

Tomorrow, I've got some great Chicago treats and eats lined up, so be sure to bring a fork and your appetite.