we hit the road thursday for a quick trip to chicago with the little ones. this was our first time traveling as a family of 4 and it was everything i dreamed it would be...or not so much! there was a lot of sass and grump and rain and late night throwing up followed by a bit of 5:30 a.m wake up let's play already...from both kids. hmph! but isn't that what family vacations are all about?
despite it all we had a real time...strolling around the city, doing a bit of shopping, visiting the aquarium and sharing banana pudding next to the beluga whales. we ate good food at rootstock every night and i had the most amazing bath of my life in our little hotel room at PUBLIC. unlimited hot water does wonders for the soul.
i've had such an ache for a change of scenery lately...i think this did the trick. rainy misty chicago is really something beautiful. even if we did all come home with colds.