Midwest Trip Highlights

Way back in August when I wrote this sentence…

Later this week, I’ll show you what else we did on our trip…”

I should have said

In six weeks…

Because that’s how long it has taken me to gather myself and beg Scary Baby to create the photo collages of our Midwest trip. I told you last week I’ve been a little crazy busy.

Seems reasonable to me since she was adding to my blog pressure by asking repeatedly when I was going to blog about the rest of our trip.

Without further ado, here is a baker’s dozen of photo collages created by Scary Baby to prove we did more than just eat our way through the Midwest. 😉

Chicago’s Museum of Science & Industry

We’ll always remember how Scary Baby got a turn at the periscope in the submarine exhibit. Our middle school teacher friend handled that for us. Thank you Mrs. Bowman. We were so glad she drove from the Quad Cities to spend the day and one night with us in Chicago.

All the exhibits we saw were interesting but the whispering gallery was Scary Baby’s highlight.

Scary Baby’s bird’s eye view of downtown Chicago from our hotel room on Michigan Avenue.

Navy Pier

At night it looks very cool…

Lake Koshkonong

We spent one night in Wisconsin at my high school friend Terry’s lake cottage. She owns an antique shop and added all her special decorating touches throughout the cottage.

Scary Baby was excited to learn how to kayak on the calm lake.

Windmills of Indiana

Driving home, I was glad Scary Baby got to see the windmills in the day light. We saw them at night on the way down and we agreed that their red lights blinking in the pitch black dark night is scary! Either way, they still feel like a science fiction movie as you drive towards them. She took these awesome pictures in the moving car.

Lynn’s Paradise Cafe

Finally, on our last morning before heading home, our experience in this Louisville, Kentucky restaurant was a highlight. Even though she did not want to participate in all the funky photo ops, she enjoyed the eclectic restaurant and gift shop as much as I did.

The ugly lamp contest is ingenious marketing. Our personal fav – the toilet lamp on wheels.

Did you go anywhere fun for a summer vacation? I know today is October 1st. Don’t judge.


One year ago..

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  1. 1
    Barb McC says:

    What – you were in Chicago and didn’t call? sniff, sniff

  2. 2
    Jenn Ross says:

    Oh wow..next time I take a road trip I a hiring you to do the planning and I will reference this blog the next time I am in Chicago..what fun! Love it and no worries that its Oct. 1st..I’m still working on baby albums of my adult children. Again don’t judge..lol.
    Jenn Ross recently posted..Auto correct, spell check and still the typos continue..enjoy all of mine 🙂

    • 2.1
      Sherra says:

      Use Evernote and you can save the blog post in a travel notebook. Seriously, I have all kinds of things saved in Evernote and it really helped us on this trip!

      I figure we can talk about Fall trips in January. Keep working on those baby albums Jenn! 😉

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    Terry says:

    Hey, nice pics of the cottage and lake. So glad you made me one of your stops. Scarey baby..is now in my cottage photo album. The restaurant you stopped at looks like an experience. Its so fun to find odd things when traveling.