Last evening we visited the navy pier. They have got everything here! Shops, museums, restaurants and even an amusement park called Pier Park were we had a lot of fun! Do you know where the pier has got its name from? At first, it was called “Municipal Pier” but the pier got renamed in 1927 to “Navy Pier” as a tribute to the people that served in the Navy during the First World War.
At the amusement park we walked around and just looked at all the stuff that you could do. It was really cozy because of all the carousels and attractions that were lighted up by hundreds of lights in different colors and music was played everywhere. We had dinner at one of the food stands that served tacos and it was really good! It all reminded me of Liseberg back home in Sweden. I was there two years ago when my team participated in a football cup in Gothenburg. One of the evenings when we were there we went to Liseberg and walked around in the colorful lights from the carousels and listened to the music that was played from the attractions.
Of course, we had to try some of the carousels too. One of them we tried was called “wave swinger”. It looked a bit scary but Emmy persuaded me to go with her and it was really fun actually! We sat in a chair that was tied to the roof with chains so when the carousel started to go faster the chairs got farther away from the carousels. When it was at its highest speed you looked right down at the ocean when you turned your head to the side because the carousel was placed on the edge of the pier. After we got off the carousel Emmy said that she felt a little dizzy after all the spinning and I did too so we decided to go out from the park and go back to our motel.
Chicago was the last destination on our road trip so tomorrow we are going back to Sweden. It has been a wonderful trip! We have experienced so much and I have seen things that I never have seen before. I would gladly do this again someday!
We will be home soon, see you!