Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Deep Dish Duggars

On this week's episode of 19 Kids and Counting...
  •  Jessa and Jinger traveled to Chicago with Erin and Michaella Bates for a college music conference. Both the Duggars and the Bates are huge music families, so the girls were thrilled to be taught by college professors. This was the first time Jessa and Jinger went away on their own, but Jim Bob and Michelle knew they were ready.
  • After the conference, the girls spend a day touring Chi-Town. And guess who joined them? Priscilla Keller, Anna's sister! They went Chicago style (on a double-decker bus). 
  • The highlight? Stepping out onto a glass ledge on the Willis (aka Sears) Tower Skydeck, with less than 1/2 an inch of glass separating them from a 1,353-foot drop to the street. But don't worry - each balcony can supposedly support up to 5 tons, so the entire Duggar family could cram onto one ledge with no problem. (This is a situation where you really hope the builders knew what they were doing.) 
  • Compared to Springdale, the Duggars' hometown, Chicago was quite different...to say the least. "Arkansas is so laid back," says Jinger. "Cow pastures, chicken farms....it's a lot different," explains Jessa. 
  • And you can't visit Chicago without trying some of the city's famous, deep dish pizza. What better place to go than Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, a restaurant that boasts the "BEST Chicago-style deep dish pizza in the world?" 
  • Back home, Jim Bob and the kids washed the Duggars' fleet of vehicles. Guess who is notorious for starting the water fights? Good ole Dad! 
 Duggars on the Skydeck's glass ledge!
    Would you step out on one of the Skydeck's glass ledges? We have done it, and let us be the first to tell you -- it's scarier than any roller coaster or giant drop. It's even more frightening than walking down a dark alley at 1:00 AM, blindfolded.  

    Photos compliments of the Willis Tower Skydeck. Click here to learn more about this unique tourist attraction!


    1. Thank you so much for visiting Skydeck Chicago. Randy and the Skydeck Team really enjoyed the fun opportunity! We hope you will visit us again very soon.

      The Skydeck Team

    2. We actually visited the Skydeck this summer, and the glass ledge was terrifying! I was like Jinger -- one step to say I had done it was good enough for me.

    3. Tasted deep dish pizza (and Chicago-style hot dogs) for the first time last winter. Yummy!!

    4. It was definitely fun spending time with the Duggars! Thanks for visiting!!

      Your friends at Lou Malnati's


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