Friday, August 04, 2006

On Top of the World!

Hi everyone! I hope all is well with you!

I have been very busy this summer and have not had time to update my blog. But I had to share with you the pictures from one of my most recent adventures!

Last weekend, my friends Keith and Kristin and a few others took their friends from Kosovo back to Chicago before they headed home to Kosovo. In Chicago, we visited Navy Pier, the Field Museum and a HUGE park with lots of cool statues and fountains. But my favorite part of the trip was our visit to the Sears Tower. Did you know that the Sears Tower is the tallest building in the United States? It is also one of the tallest buildings in the world. I had no idea!

Guess what? I got to go to the TOP of the Sears Tower with Kristin, Keith and their friends. How cool is that!? Here is a view of the Sears Tower from the street. Can you how tall the building is?

And here I am on the floor called the "Skyline Observation" deck. This is one of the top floors of the Sears Tower. We had to take a very big elevator to get to the top of the building. The elevator was VERY fast. It was so fast that my ears popped like they do on an airplane!

It is hard to tell from this picture but trust is a VERY long way down to the ground. Thank goodness the observation deck is surrounded by glass. I think it would be very scary to stand outside and look down from this spot!

Here's a view of Lake Michigan from the top of the Sears Tower.

See the tallest building in the photo? It's called the Hancock Tower. It looks really tall, doesn't it? It is tall but it is still SHORTER than the Sears Tower.

I had a great time in Chicago with Kristin and Keith and their friends from Kosovo. I am going to miss my new Kosovo friends. Thanks for everyone for being so nice to me.

Until my next adventure.....