Sometimes We Like to Play Tourists

For the first time in a while, we had a whole Saturday free of commitments and obligations! Ed and I decided to take the girls downtown to the Field Museum. There is a traveling exhibit of China’s First Emperor and His Terracotta Warriors. Lily had seen the exhibit during a school field trip, and we wanted to see it before it leaves Chicago in January. Winter showed up today with snow flurries this morning, high winds and temperatures in the 30’s, so it was a good day to explore the museum!

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Terracotta Warrior
Terracotta Warrior
Terracotta warriors were lined up in the first emperor's tomb, and they all had different faces.
Terracotta warriors were lined up in the first emperor’s tomb, and they all had different faces.
Ed fits in well with the warriors, don't you think?
Ed fits in well with the warriors, don’t you think?
We saw dinosaur bones, too!
We saw dinosaur bones, too!

On the way home, we had to drive by Addison and Clark, even though not much is going on at Wrigley Field right now except for some construction.

The backside of Wrigley Field
The backside of Wrigley Field

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4 Responses to Sometimes We Like to Play Tourists

  1. The best way to spend a not so nice day: inside. I would love to see those terracotta warriors some day. They were in the Netherlands a few years ago, but I never got around to seeing them. I wonder whether they will come to Norway at some point. With my luck, they’ve already been!
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    • It was a very neat exhibit, and hard to believe that the tomb had been forgotten about by history! It was such an immense undertaking. I hope you do get to see the exhibit some day. It was really neat!

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