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Top of the Sears, I mean Willis, Tower! August 17, 2011

Filed under: Chicago,Family,Sisters,Travel — Kelocity @ 1:24 pm
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Sunday morning, we had plans to go to the top of the Sears Willis Tower. Even though I’d been to Chicago twice before, I’d never been up there! IMG_7186

Laurie explained that the Willis is known as the King, and this crown building is the Queen! They kind of do look like they’d be in love, I suppose.

We thought we had VIP tickets, but apparently there was still a long line. Oops!

I had a flight to catch in a few hours, so we convinced the employees to take us up the back freight elevators to bypass the movie and the crowds. Not sure how, but it worked! Up to the top we go!


My mom is afraid of heights, but she did really well! Good job, mom!

Looking down at the “Queen”! My, she’s short!








They also have these glass boxes that jut out of the building that you can stand in. SO cool!

And no, my mom did NOT go on this. LOL




Why do both of my sisters pose so well for the camera and then when it’s my turn I do this?! No seriously, Why?!


I guess that’s my ta-da pose or something.

How amazing is this picture?! So neat! Sisters in the city!

Shortly after this, we had a fun leisurely lunch just chatting about anything and everything. It was so nice and relaxing. Then it was time for me to go. Sad, I know. There were definitely tears on the “L” platform, but we were all so happy to have a fun weekend together!


It’s a shame that such a nice weekend would end with such a horrible airline experience. Stay tuned for that trainwreck of a story!


What did I miss in Chicago? Have you been there? I’m making a list for next time!
I’ve been to Navy Pier already. Anything else? I love that town!


6 Responses to “Top of the Sears, I mean Willis, Tower!”

  1. Amanda Says:

    I have family in Evanston. I really like Chicago. I am also afraid of heights and don’t think I could do the tower. Oh my gosh that glass floor!

  2. Erika Says:

    That last picture is amazing!!! I had no idea it was that tall!!!! It looks like you’re in the clouds!!

    • Kelocity Says:

      Some stranger took that too! I was impressed because when tourists take our pictures, sometimes they reallllly dont know what they’re doing. ha ha.

  3. Janet Says:

    Haha, your pose is hilarious. I think, perhaps, you might enjoy watching a bit more America’s Next Top Model 🙂

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