Hey, gang! Happy Wednesday! You probably noticed the plethora of posts from some amazing guests over the past week. I cannot thank them enough! If you didn't get a chance to read all of their posts, make sure you do. They were filling in for me while I was on vacation with the fam! We got back late Monday night, after a week of fun. Phil's whole family planned an awesome getaway on the coast (or is it shore?) of Lake Michigan. We decided to add some fun adventures of our own before and after our trip, including 2 morning stops in downtown Chicago and a couple days in Milwaukee. I thought I'd have just one vacation post, but we did too much and took way too many photos, so I think I'll break it up into chunks. :) Anyway, here is part one.
Traveling with a toddler and a 4 month-old who hates her carseat is no easy feat. We had an 8+ hour drive ahead of us, so we decided to do it in the night. We've done this before. Phil is a good night driver, too! Anyway, we slept for about an hour at home. We set the alarm for 12:45 am. I woke Ingrid and fed her, then we woke Addie, loaded them into the car, and we were off. We timed our departure pretty well, and even took the Chicago rush hour into consideration. Bottom line, we couldn't be late.
Seriously, the best thing I have ever eaten in my entire life.
After our donut breakfast, we battled city traffic and headed to Lakeshore Drive.
Next stop: Shedd Aquarium!
One hour later, we arrived in Kenosha, where we'd be spending the next few days. It was too early to check into our place, so we opted for a picnic at a beach park. Awesome. And still going strong with just an hour or two of sleep under our belts.
Day one was fantastic. All we needed was a good night's sleep so we could have another awesome day the next.
Check back tomorrow for part 2!!