My boys took me to Chicago for an Architectural tour on the Chicago river. We drove to the city, about an hour away, and parked at Navy Pier, $21 for the day to park there, woof! Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed our cruise on the river, it lasted about an hour. I had no idea that someone could talk about buildings for that long. It was very informative and interesting. I would do it again in a heartbeat. My boys bought me our boarding photo that the photographer took before we got on the boat. I thought that was very sweet.
After our cruise, we walked a few blocks to see the Centennial Fountain, it spurts a stream across the river every hour on the hour for about 10 minutes. We saw the fountain on our River Cruise or else we wouldn't have even known it was there. We wanted to go to the fountain to see it spurt off. There was and Irish Pub Restaurant very near the fountain so we decided to have lunch on their patio. It was a perfect day that I will remember for a very long time. I loved every minute of it.