Saturday, July 25, 2009

Trip within a trip: we travel to Milwaukee (via Chicago)

First person to tell me who has a song named "Via Chicago" wins a prize!


On Thursday July 16th we loaded up my mom's trusty van and headed out on a road trip to Milwaukee to visit family and friends. It was a loooong drive, but we had plenty to keep us entertained. Like the GPS breaking somewhere near Gary, IN, the horrid traffic in Chicago and taking a wrong turn that led us through O'Hare airport. But no, it was fun. We stopped on the way through Chicago to visit a friend of mine and her two little boys. It was a brief, but lovely, chat and playtime. I had only known this mama online through a very close-knit message board I am on, so it was nice to meet her in person!

We finally made it to Milwaukee in time to briefly stop at my sister's and pick up my brother-in-law and their two boys before heading out again to dinner. Our favorite greasy spoon Mexican joint in Milwaukee is called Conejitos and we have to eat there at least once every time we go back. This time it was the four of us, the four in my sister's family and four friends who joined us. So much fun!

On Friday we woke up to a bit of an air mattress debacle. The one we brought suffered a puncture wound and the patch didn't really hold-- Iris was on the floor by morning. The funny part is, she didn't even notice!

My sister and I also attempted to take our two youngest children on some errands. That didn't work out quite as planned since the kids both fell asleep in the car. Oops.

The rest of that day? Well, I'll let the pictures explain:

Matt is 6'7" so this gives a good idea of how high these kids were swinging!

On Friday night Eloise was running down the sidewalk outside of Conejitos and tripped and smashed her forehead in to the cement. THEN on Saturday her sister accidentally whacked her in the head with a shovel from the sandbox. Oh, the poor kid. Not fun.

Milwaukee trip is to be continued . . .


  1. These photos are so gorgeous. Sounds like a wonderful trip!!

  2. Oh I know!! It's Wilco, right?

    I agree with take great photos! What kind of camera do you use?

  3. It IS Wilco! Great guessing, Kim! Hmmm, what should the prize be? I'll think about it :)

    I use a Nikon D40 and every picture is SOOC (straight out of the camera). I would love to learn a photo-editing program, though. Some day!


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