I've been thoroughly enjoying my travels with my family. We stayed a few extra days in Chicago once the trade show finished to visit with family. Of course we also had to go and have lunch and shop at American Girl
Finished off this day with a picnic at Millennium Park. This is a very cool park in downtown Chicago. Every night during the summer there is a FREE concert - from bands to world class Orchestras - you name it, they play here. People come and picnic and listen. It is so cool. Even saw some people who brought tables and wine and fancy dinners.
There is also a big water play area with these huge walls that have faces on them. The faces smile for awhile and then their mouths open and water pours out. The kids love it. We hadn't brought bathing suits to the park, but the girls ended up soaking wet and squealing with delight anyway!
We then spent a few days in Appleton Wisconsin visiting with one of Doug's cousins and her family. Had a great time and the kids lived in the small pool. On the way to Appleton we found a Jelly Belly factory and went on a tour. Yummy.
We are now on our way home. Tonight we are in Rapid City, South Dakota. We will be doing some more sightseeing on the way home including a day in Yellowstone Park. Oh and today we saw a Hawaii license plate! What are the chances?! We now only have 3 states left - Rhode Island, Delaware and Louisianna.