Weeks before we went on our trip to Chicago, I booked four tickets on what I had thought would be a stately afternoon cruise along the coast of Lake Michigan and up the Chicago River. When we arrived at Navy Pier on Friday, here is the vessel that awaited us.
So, things started off with a bit of speeding along the chop of the lake as bad 80's rock blasted from tinny speakers. We froze our asses off.
A few clips from those exciting minutes:
Nils & Peter, who were good-natured about our decided unstately buffeting amidst the cold spray
A view from side of boat, taken with my fingers knotted in a death-grip on my camera. As you can see, we were bookin' along...
And finally, a view from the back of the boat...
One we got past the adrenaline-fueled portion of the tour, I really enjoyed seeing the sights along the river while listening to the often amusing patter of our cute college-boy tour guide.
Heading into the Chicago river...
The less-garish-than-one-might-expect Trump building
And to round things out, a very nice German fellow. (We saw him all around Chicago, oddly enough.)
A big fan of touring cities by boat,