If you guessed CHICAGO....you are right! So maybe it wasn't a little trip, because it is a nice drive there. But we decided it was doable in a day, and packed lots of snacks and stuff for the kids to do in the car and headed off on Sunday morning. Since Jeremy and the kids have never been out that way, I thought stopping in St. Louis to see the arch would be a nice afternoon car break. Not sure anyone was all that impressed and a lot of construction made it a little longer of a stop, but Jeremy and I enjoyed getting out of the car!
So after our lunch we went on the Farris Wheel. Which was pretty high, but it was a nice slow ride around. Since we could all go together it was worth it. The kids loved it, Jeremy, probably not so much! (He's not a fan of heights.)
The last thing I bought on our Go Chicago cards was entry to the sky deck, because I wanted to go there. It was great because a really nice lady skipped us through the line so we didn't have to watch the movie (probably a perk of having a very small child, who was a little fussy!) Obviously the height didn't bother Drew at all, everything thought it was funny he was crawling around. Jeremy and Kellyn didn't want to step out on the deck, but the entire floor offers some really great views!
Tuesday night we went back to our hotel, rested, then walked around Woodfield Mall and did a little shopping! Wednesday we headed into Chicago a little later to shop the Michigan Mile! The kids were major troopers and walked a ton, then Drew was nice enough to share his stroller with Maddie. We went to the bean, and attempted to take a few pics, but the kids were cold, tired, and hungry by that time.
(American Girl Store, the girls favorite!)
You can't go to Chicago without having Chicago Style Pizza, so we enjoyed Geno's East for dinner. We got there about 5, and didn't have to wait to be seated, but it takes about an hour to get your food cause the pizza takes that long to bake. Luckily the kids pizza's didn't take that long. The kids made their mark on the wall and we headed back for one last swim at the hotel!
Last, but not least on Thursday as we headed out of town we had to stop by this iconic statue to get a quick pic.....
cause a visit isn't complete without seeing Jordan. Overall it was a great trip, and we made it there and back safely. It did inspire me to travel a little more, so what if the drive is long, the kids are great, it gives Jeremy and I time to talk, that we don't get a whole lot, and we can see things we wouldn't see otherwise! So take a road trip with your family, you'll be glad you did!