Friday, June 14, 2013

Starved Rock

We took a little day trip to Starved Rock, which is this awesome state park about an hour north of Normal. We hikes many miles and had just a fantastic day adding on to our fantastically fun summer travels. 

I just don't understand why they think day camp is boring. 

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Spring harvest

We were able to get some spring onions and broccoli from our garden today. Penny has become very helpful and interested in the garden. We love biking to our spot and then taking a look around at the other gardens. We've got some great ideas for next year.

Friday, June 07, 2013

The rest

My phone ran out of juice in chicago, so I wasn't able to post the rest of our day. But here are the rest of our pictures.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

I just threw up in my mouth a little

Thank goodness there's wine.

Urban Chicago

The Chicago subway is not very tourist friendly. Actually, I take that back. The transit staff has always been very helpful. Today was no exception. But the trains themselves are full of locals. Most of them scowling at the little rich girls with their American Girl dolls yelling "Hello!!!" loudly into the subway tunnel.

Chicago selfie

Chicago bound

We're headed on a day trip to Chicago. I hope we have enough strength to carry back all our goodies home on the train tonight.

Also, I just have to say I love the new train station. Super modern and clean. Subway sandwiches for some good eats on the train (the girls love, love, love to eat on the train). I even paid the $6
to park and charge my car. Too bad it was already charged.

Edit: just found out the train travels 110 mph between Pontiac and Chicago. High speed rail!!! And Amtrak now has wifi. This trip just gets better and better.

Anyway, all this for $56 and not needing to drive and park in Chicago... Amazing.