The highlight of our quick trip to Chicago was a trip to Willis Tower (fka the Sears Tower), which my niece affectionately calls the Big Willie. For as many times as I have been to the Windy City, it was a first for me. The skydeck is on the 103rd floor of the tower, 1,353 feet (412.4 m) high and is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Chicago. We (DSO, grandson and one of my great nieces) braved "The Ledge", a retractable glass balcony which extends approximately 4 feet (1.2 m) from the facade of the 103rd floor, overlooking South Wacker Drive. The all-glass box allows visitors to look through the glass floor to the street 1,353 feet (412 m) below. I was told I screamed like a girl when I first walked out on it, but I don't believe it :)
Jake is now officially taller than I am!
See those 4 "boxes" near the top? Those are the clear ledges. Now you know why I screamed like a girl?
We also took a water taxi to Chinatown for lunch, another first for me. All in all, a great time was had in Chicago.
Jake . . .
. . . great niece Sophia, niece Elise and great niece Alexis look less than thrilled on the water taxi.
My niece lives in the Lincoln Square area of Chicago. These signs in the window of the "downtown" area cracked me up. I hope you can enlarge them enough to read.
I finished the binding on my Cedar Lakes camp rug ~ finally. The pattern is by Red Barn Rugs and the finished size is 16 1/4" x 48 1/2".
I also finished the punching on this pattern by the Old Tattered Flag while driving home from Chicago. I didn't plan too well because I had three hours where I had nothing to work on. I'm not sure how I will finish it. I'm thinking about giving it a walnut crystal dye bath.
My Fitbit is giving me fits. It has worked flawlessly for almost a year and suddenly it's gone haywire and only works sporadically and keeps giving me messages that the update is complete. In 11 months, I have never gotten that message. Has anyone had any issues with theirs? I looked on the internet and couldn't find any answers. I guess I will have to look again. This thing motivates me so I will replace if necessary. ***UPDATE*** I called Fitbit customer service and Christian was a great help. Hopefully all he had me do has reset the tracker and I should have no more problems. WOO HOO! I really did not want to buy a new one.
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