For the first full day of Erin's visit we went to the Gay Pride Parade which is 3 blocks from mom's house.
Erin has never been and she was curious. She was also scared that Gage would see something and ask a lot of questions for the rest of the week.
What she didn't know was that the Pride Parade is the second most attended parade in Chicago, only to be beaten by the Bud Bilican Back to School Parade.
But what I think really impressed her and has her as a parade-goer for years to come is that the parade starts at 11am and that's when you stand on the street and start drinking. (Unless of course you are lucky enough to be invited to one of those awesome pre-parade parties and then you start much earlier)
We have been going to the parade for the last 4 years and it never fails to impress. This year was no exception. We always take our kids and they LOVE it. They saw our new Governor, the Chicago Police Superintendent, The State Treasurer, and quite a few local news personalities whom they recognized.
One funny thing was that when we were walking down to the parade, Gage asked if Batman was going to be there. We laughed and said "Maybe" Well, wouldn't you know who showed up while Gage was sleeping.