During SPARC week, Mr. Ballard took a group of students to the windy city.
After arriving in Chicago on Monday, the group walked around the city and then ate dinner on the 95th floor of the John Hancock building. From the windows of the dining room was a view of the whole city. We enjoyed not only the amazing view but also the delicious food.
On Tuesday, we walked around the Lincoln Park Zoo. There were a lot of interesting animals such as a polar bear, and chimpanzees.
After the zoo, our group tried the famous Chicago-style pizza together.
In the afternoon, all of us separated into groups of 3 or 4 and went shopping on the Miracle Mile.
Finally, that night we went to see Gypsy at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. The show is about a mother who wants to make her daughters famous actresses and Louise Pitre starred as Rose.
On Wednesday, we took a trip to the Field Museum where we saw the most intact T-Rex skeleton in the world.There were lots of interesting exhibits at the museum. For me, the most interesting exhibit is the mummy from ancient Egypt.
That night, we went to see a play called Joseph and the Amazing, Technicolor Dreamcoat. The show is based on the story of Joseph in the Bible and features a lot of strong song and dance numbers.
On Thursday everyone headed back to Dallas where we saw Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz. The show was really good and featured several new songs that were not in the movie.
After this show, everyone headed back home to good old Tyler, Texas.
After a long, but fun week in Chicago, everyone was definitely ready for a weekend of relaxation before school started again.