Jackson is an incredibly blessed little boy with so many people who love him and shower him with gifts at every opportunity. Because of that, for his birthday we wanted to celebrate with something other than a physical gift. He's a big dinosaur fan, so we planned a weekend trip to Chicago to see the dinosaurs at the Field Museum.
When looking on AirBnB for a place to stay, I came across a listing for a boat in Chicago Harbor. We didn't tell him beforehand, so it was a fun reveal when we arrived at a boat instead of a hotel. He was so excited to sleep on a boat!
The location could not have been better - we were in the harbor right next to the museum and the aquarium, so we were able to easily walk there. When we arrived Friday afternoon, the weather was gorgeous - warm and sunny. We went to the aquarium first, then ate pizza on the boat with an incredible view of the skyline.
There were two compartments on the boat, so Jackson had his own little bed.
The next day was cold and rainy, and Jackson was sick so it wasn't as great of a day as we would've hoped, but he did pretty well. We got breakfast at my favorite, The Bongo Room, then headed to the Field Museum.
The famous T-Rex, Sue, is the first thing you see when you come in. We then visited a special Jurassic World exhibit with several animatronic dinosaurs.
We visited other exhibits, including the animal dioramas and dinosaur skeletons. Happy Birthday to this smart, fun, sweet five year-old!