Friday, May 28, 2010

Clouds, Chicago Dogs, & Segways Day 5

Originally, we had planned to go to the zoo on our fifth day. The weather had other plans for us. There was a chance of thunder showers, so we decided to go to the Museum of Science and Industry and make our science boys proud. It turned out to be quite an adventure. We had to head down south by bus. None of the metros would drop us off close enough to the museum. We hadn't taken the bus anywhere. Unfortunately, we hopped onto the wrong bus. Then, we got off of it in the middle of a neighborhood that was not a good place for two girls traveling alone to be dropped off in.

Luckily, we were able to hop onto the right bus and made it to the museum. I'm so happy we did. This museum was my favorite one. I loved the storm center exhibit, the you exhibit, and the baby chicks in the genetics exhibit. We had to share with school children. Oh well. I loved watching the giant heart beat to the pace of my own heart. Listening to the Tesla machine go off was quite overwhelming. The Omnimax theater was a-mazing. We watched the movie about the Hubble telescope. It's so mind boggling to see photos of galaxies being born or even trying to fathom stars million or trillion of light years away.

To reward ourselves for making it down to the museum, we went to White Castle and had boba at Joy Yee in Chinatown. We likened our adventure to White Castle to that of Harold and Kumar. Good thing, we didn't run into a shady character like Neil Patrick Harris. Our White Castle was kind of a big deal for us since we don't have White Castle in California. We just had to go! The boba was delicious! No powders. All fresh fruit. Lychee heaven.

Later that evening, we hustled to the Shakespeare theater on Navy Pier to watch Taming of the Shrew. I really liked the Taming of the Shrew. I thought it was interesting to learn that often Shrew isn't performed as Shakespeare originally intended, a play within a play. I enjoyed trying to understand which themes they were trying to emphasize within the modern storyline. The theater was incredibly adorable and we had fantastic seats.

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