We then walked along typical American city wasteland to catch the bus to Navy Pier which was very much as we had anticipated. It is a glorified fun fair with lots of fun for all ages - unhealthy food and drink and silly souvenirs. We walked around the outside to the end of the pier where the wind provided welcome relief from the high temperatures. A 29 bus brought us back close to the hotel.
We had dinner at McCormick and Schmick's, a seafood chain which we found very good in New York. It was equally as good here.
Gaspacho (Mary)/Crab with avocado and mango (Colin) was a good start and we both had the scallops which were very large, very fresh and cooked just right.
A bottle of Alvarino washed it down. The server was attentive but not overbearing - an excellent meal.
It was cooler and we decided to walk back to admire some of the street sights such as the marquees and street decorations.