We are back and we survived our summer vacation. The highlights? There were a lot of them! Spending time with my brother and his family in Illinois was a ton of fun. My sister-in-law runs a very nice at home daycare, and so the kids were in heaven with all the toys and things to do. While we were there we went to the Friendship Festival parade and carnival, which was really a lot of fun.
After a few days with my brother and his family, we went on into Chicago and spent some time with my good friend Melissa and her family. It was so nice to catch up and for the kids to get the chance to play together. We had a lovely visit.
After Chicago we drove to Pittsburgh, PA…home of Nick’s sister. I really like Pittsburgh a lot. I love the downtown area with all the bridges and old architecture. While we were there we ate at some great places and did some fun activities. We went to the Pittsburgh, PA Children’s museum one day and the zoo the next. I also got my hair completely chopped off. It has taken some getting used to, but I really like it. It is shorter than I have ever had it as an adult. (You can see a photo of the new me in the slide show).
The last leg of our trip was spent in Iowa at my in-laws farm. We had a lot of fun with family, celebrating birthday’s, camping out, playing on the farm equipment, swimming, etc.
The kids were great in the car, especially considering that our total travel time was around 40 hours, with one very long 14 hour leg. We are glad to be home but are also glad to have made lots of great memories!
I hope you enjoy the slide show. To find out more about each picture, click on the image.