Posts in category "Air and Water Show"

101 Things to do with your Chicago Kid

  I am reposting this entry from March 1, 2010 because I came across it in my archives and it really is a pretty darn good list if I do say so myself. I’ve got to really focus if I want to get to all of these things before my kids head off to college.... Read more »

Scenes from our Chicago Staycation

Hanging out in our room in the Swissotel.
We live in the city and are lucky to frequent many "downtown" destinations like Navy Pier and the Museum Campus fairly regularly (in fact, this is a large part of why we chose to raise our kids in the city). So why would we need to spend a night in a hotel downtown just a couple of miles from our actual home? This was my cab driver's question to me as we traveled back to our real home in Wicker Park from the Swissotel after a one-night Giles Family Staycation last weekend...

The Wee Weekender: Labor Day Edition

Photo from Wikipedia Commons. One of my least favorite weekends of the year is upon us. In three short days, summer is basically over. Sob. But we all might as well make the most of it while it lasts. On that note, I have a few suggestions for weekend activities for you. If the weather... Read more »

Take your kids to a "preview" of the Air and Water Show

Photograph used via Creative Commons license. The Chicago Air and Water Show takes place this weekend. Kids love this stuff — F-15’s,  Apache helicopters, Coast Guard boats, and of course the Thunderbirds. Unfortunately, logistical limitations make this event less than kid-friendly. The reality is that most families won’t even get anywhere near the action at... Read more »