Old St. Patrick's Church. The pictures can't come close to doing it justice:
Art Institute of Chicago (where a lion photo bombed the only picture of all three of them together.)
No one told R that there wasn't a knight in that shining armor.
After that there was even more humidity and smoothies lots more walking and popcorn and another train. It was a lovely adventure and a great end of summer day!
...however, there are another set of pictures that tell a different version of the day.
You see, A & R have a summer bucket list. A is going away to college and leaving R to survive her senior year alone. Quite awhile ago, they decided that they wanted to see the Art Institute. They planned to take the train. But A's mom and dad said "no." And R's mom and dad said "no." No Chicago without a responsible parent.
And A & R said "no" to the whole parent idea. They did however pitch the idea of taking a responsible Katie instead. And Katie and all the moms and dads said "yes."
Which leads to Katie the chaperone and two best teenaged friends on an adventure. And we decided that we should take lots of pictures with cool A & R having fun and me pretending to not be with them.
Which led to all of this:
...I think that I may just like the second set of pictures better :)