Yesterday we traversed into Chicago, via train, to visit Adler Planetarium. The Professor was fortunate enough to work there this summer on a research grant, and he will continue to work there during the school year. I hadn't visited Adler since college, and the kids had never been, so we decided it was high time to make a family trip to see the planetarium and meet The Professor's colleagues.
We couldn't have asked for a more ideal day. We, along with everyone else in the nation, have been in the grips of an insane, rainless heat wave for much of the summer, and just two days ago we caught a break. Yesterday's high was in the 70s, which is strange even for us in August, and since Adler is built at the end of the museum campus, jutting out into Lake Michigan, there was a constant cool breeze. Honestly, I have never felt richer. It was so beautiful. Our time at the planetarium was fun, his colleagues were a delight, and we all enjoyed each other and our time together. After exploring the planetarium and eating a picnic lunch, we played at a nearby beach before heading back home.
And my husband took 82 pictures, which I had to then whittle down to a manageable amount. He appears in only one. That's what happens when you're in charge of the camera.
Please enjoy this little pictorial of our fun day trip.