Sunday, July 29, 2007

Our Star Spangled Adventure Day Forty-Six

Saturday, July 7th, Day Forty-Six:

Long drive to Chicago.......good thing we gained an hour.

Paid more today in TOLL charges getting to Chicago, and through it, and then to the Wisconsin border..............than in all of the trip total. At least in the west, we only have tolls for the occasional bridge.......but, sheesh, east of the Mississippi river, they go nuts on making you pay to use the roads.......NUTSSSS!!!! Though, they ARE nice roads.............except in Chicago :)

Found an "urban" quilt shop for our Illinois sample.........weird energy in that store :)



Then, drove along the shore of Lake Michigan, to visit the Art Institute of Chicago. My children were SO excited to go there. Okay, well, I admit, Malachy and Garrett could care less :) Since we could not use all of the wonderful parking garages in Chicago......we had to pray to find a parking space for our BIG car with a THINGY on top. Somehow, we did.....only cost $20!


More later on museum..............

more later on rest of day........


Stayed in a BW Hotel near the Dells in Wisconsin. Older kids got to swim.........stayed up till past 4am doing laundry.........they only had ONE washer and dryer!



A Wisconsin sunset.


more later..........

1 comment:

SkateMama said...

LOVE the photos! It makes your trip come even more alive. Thank you for sharing, and keep BLOGging! I love your BLOG!

Love,
Frances