Wednesday, April 2, 2014

I am just getting around to blogging about our quick little Spring Break trip to The Windy City.
Here's a quick look at our weekend in Chicago,  a week and a half ago now, via my iphone....
Insta-Chicago, if you will.
We packed  a LOT into just a few days, a lot.
We all had a lot of fun, the kids were really good and we can't wait to go back this Summer.
By Summer, the Ferris wheel at Navy Pier will be open then and I promised Charlotte I would ride it with her then.
I don't love rides but I think I can handle a Ferris wheel. I think.
 But maybe I shouldn't promise.

My kids LOVE the city, they are awesome little travelers and it is so much fun visiting new places, or just places completely
different from where we live,  with them.
I love seeing all of these things with them, through their eyes.

We had been planning to go since after Christmas and because of so much snow and bad
 weather,  we decided to wait until it was just a little bit  nicer anyway.
I'm so glad we waited until there was no snow and it was still chilly but not freezing. 

We catch the Amtrak about 45 minutes from home and take it right into the City.
The kids love taking the train and so do I, no traffic to deal with and it is just so easy + relaxing.
And cheap. 
If you get your tickets in advance it is so affordable to take the train, much less than driving...
and that's probably even with paying for overnight parking at the train station.

I think Amtrak should send me + the kids around the country this summer and I
 will blog and Instagram our trip along the way.
Wouldn't that be awesome?
I'd totally be down with that.

I  LOVED when we were getting ready for bed the night before we left and the kids
 were SO EXCITED about our little trip and Charlotte said:

"Mommy I love when you're on the train and all the sudden you get close tot he city and 
you start seeing all the buildings and you look up and they are so tall and there are so many.
That is so awesome!"

Now that just made my heart happy.



  1. Sounds like you had a great time! We have been there twice and possibly going there agin this year for a longer weekend stay. We also thought about the train idea and would be coming probably from Ann Arbor, MI and SO true …the price was definitely good:)

  2. Looks like you had an amazing trip. I love little adventures like this, so many memories to make :) x x x


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