Friday, October 1, 2010

Photo Story Friday & A SLIGHT change in plans (part 2)

Oh, the suspense! Despite my doubts and fears, did I brave the spur-of-the-moment-travel-across-three-states-never-been-done-before road trip, by myself with two kiddos, and endure public bathrooms galore along the way to CHICAGO? (Read Part 1 to get the full effect.)

Did I take advantage of our current homeschool status to visit friends & family, explore a BIG city, experience public transportation, visit the Field museum, and see actual dinosaur bones including the most complete T-Rex skeleton in the world? Did we visit the famous Millennium Park, go to the slighty-over-the-top American Girl store, feed carriage horses in Ghiradelli Square, and play a few games of foozball with Grandie & Grandad for the very first time?

And did I mention that Chicago is also the home to the world's LARGEST McDonald's?

Complete with its own "museum" and Happy Meal artifacts...

How's about that for an American history lesson?

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and Lolli

*BTW - Next week, I'll be posting a giveaway for something that's been another really helpful resource during our "homeschool experiment"! Hope you'll stop by!


Kat said...

Oh yay!!! I'm so glad you did it! I knew you could do it! Way to go! :)
Sounds like you had a great time! :)

Lolli said...

I love your pictures, but especially the fountains. Too cool!

Ashley said...

So glad you did! Miss you guys already!

amanda said...

looks like an amazing trip!

scrappysue said...

absolutely fantastic photos! what a fun thing to do - i bet you're so glad u did it!

scrappysue said...

absolutely fantastic photos! what a fun thing to do - i bet you're so glad u did it!

Chris said...

I've only been to Chicago once, and missed all the cool sights!

You are braver than I am, hands down. :)

Jessie Oliveros said...

Good for you! It looks like you had fun. I'm glad you endured those public bathroom. Yes, yuck.

Down in the Sun said...

Looks like you guys had a fun trip! Lots of fun things to do! I am glad that you were able to go and that your mom returned with you.