Surprise! We went to the office in the morning. Then we went home, packed, and Dr. BB drove to Iowa.
We had three big things planned for Saturday. First we drove to Evanston because I NEED LAKE MICHIGAN.
Grosse Point Lighthouse, but the tours don't start until the summer, so we didn't get to go inside. We did walk on the lake and pet two German shepherds, so I count the excursion as a win.
Major Thing #1: Then we went to the Charles Gates Dawes House. Dawes was a vice-president (under Coolidge). My mom and I had no idea; my sister couldn't name the current VP, so she really didn't care. I guess in my head when I heard the name Dawes, I thought this was Henry L. Dawes, the guy responsible for the Dawes Act that basically ruined American Indian culture, but Henry was Charles' grandfather (or maybe great-grandfather - the docent wasn't entirely clear on this point), so I was all ready for my liberal ire to be raised, but it turns out Charles Dawes was a WWI war hero and all around good guy, so there you have it. It was a beautiful house and we enjoyed the tour.
Especially the part where I got to make sentences.
We went to the Museum of Science and Industry. I pretty much give everything in this museum two giant thumbs up. Even the less exciting exhibits were better than the average exhibit in most museums and THERE WAS A HUGE DOLL CASTLE and BABY CHICKS. All three of us adults found the WOW! tour to be amazing and the kids on our tour seemed to like it, too. In general, if you're in Chicago, this museum is definitely worth the price of admission, unlike some of the other attractions in the city (ahem Shedd Aquarium).
Bonus Monday (not Spring Break)