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Tuesday, January 10, 2015

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Katherine and I went to the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium over the weekend. They were doing "ice fest", where they had some snow sculpting, and did a few activities. Overall, it was a pretty good museum, a lot larger than I expected.
This was one of the displays in the museum, but we weren't sure what it was for. But it was fun to stand in and take some photos.

Fun Weekend at the MuseumHall of FameGet out of There!Next To the DolphinsMay FliesIn the CaveSad Long Horn SheepArrow HeadsTrading by the WaterfallTea on the StoveLittle Lost KittenOld Boat Compass1968Weird FishSting RayEagle CageCold RiverCivil War CanonTurtle SkeletonStuckJust a SniffAt your Own RiskKatherineCaptainsReplicaSitting Next to Mark Twain Himself

Wednesday, January 11, 2015

Day 2 at the Museum

Our admission was for the whole weekend, and we came back because it was nicer on the second day. This is a paddle wheel that is on the outside of one of the museum building.

Paddle WheelBundled upWooden CouplerSteam EnginerLarge ChainBlueStill Pretty WhiteRusting ThroughPealing PaintWilliam M. BlackGearboxSlowHeavy LiftingFrom The ShipNext to a PropellerPipe Valves

Tuesday, January 17, 2015

Chicago Weekend Trip

We drove down to Chicago on Friday afternoon and spend the night in a hotel that was just outside of Chicago. That way we could get right to it on Saturday morning. We started off the morning at Millennium Park.

Millennium ParkKatherine and the Giant BeanThe BeanBP BridgeCracked Ice on Lake MichiganBuckingham FountainOver the TracksBroken BowThatLooking DownFrom the Sky DeckKatherine and ChicagoProtective LionFlat FacedBusy BeanClock TowerAcross the River

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