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Part 4 (Continued)
Great American Dog-Friendly Road TripTM
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This photo was taken on our boat tour of the Chicago River. It was an architecture cruise and there were plenty of interesting buildings to view, both old and new. 
The tall building shown here next to the clouds is the Sears Tower. It is the tallest building in the country. Dogs are not allowed in the building, so my daughter and I took the tour and the elevator to the 103rd floor. I don't think too many dogs would be keen on the fast elevator ride anyway. My husband took Toby for a walk while he was waiting for us. He passed by a train station where a man waiting for a train asked to pet Toby. Turns out that this man was visiting Chicago and lived in New York City. He explained that he had been close enough to see the World Trade Center buildings fall down on September 11. And he finished by saying that he was nervous just being close to the Sears Tower at about a few blocks away. I'm just glad that I didn't hear his story before I went on the Sears Tower tour!
Later that day, we all visited Navy Pier. While dogs are not allowed inside the buildings on the pier, they are welcome to walk outside with you. Navy Pier is a Chicago landmark that offers over 50 acres of parks, shops, attractions and a small amusement area. My daughter enjoyed the miniature train ride and the carousel ride.
This is a photo of the outdoor seats at the Food Court at Navy Pier. The fast food restaurants offered a pretty good selection of food including a deli with sandwiches and salads. Dogs are allowed at the outdoor tables. 
At the pier, there was another sightseeing boat tour by the same company that allowed dogs on their Chicago River boat tour. Dogs were also allowed on the Lake Michigan  tour, so we hopped aboard. On this boat ride we took the photo shown here of Navy Pier and downtown Chicago. 
On the same boat tour, I took this photo of a lighthouse on Lake Michigan. 
If you have ever watched the old television show "Married With Children" this fountain will look familiar. It was shown in the opening credits of the show. It is also of course in its own right a popular Chicago landmark. The fountain was built in 1927 and is noted for its artistic bronze sculpture, and especially for the creative use of technology that is used to present a brilliant music, light and water show about once every hour. The show usually lasts for 20 minutes. The fountain is located in Grant Park in downtown Chicago and leashed dogs are welcome.
Touring Chicago with a dog was an enjoyable experience. Toby was able to accompany us to many of the city's popular landmarks and attractions. The photo shown here is the road heading east out of Chicago. From here we would head to Michigan to visit and stay with family.
This photogenic frog was found on our relative's farm. 

Next newsletter: Toby tours Hocking Hills in Ohio, Gettysburg in Pennsylvania, Hershey's Chocolate Work in Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and New York City.

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