If you remember right- we are supposed to be trucking it all the way across the country this week. With Dan's dad being so sick, we decided it would be better if we stuck close to home instead (which made my 'can't stand going to long road trips' self very happy. Very.
We decided to book it to Chicago instead for just a couple days. Just a couple glorious days.
Now- in typical Mynde fashion, I will bore you to tears with fuzzy, unfocused photographs.
Which are not in order. I tried to upload them in order and it got jammed. Then I got frustrated and just put them in random order. You're welcome.
Drum roll please.........
Dan wouldn't let us eat here because we have one at home. Such a spoiler.
When her baby came out, a farm hand helped pull it out where she could reach it. She licked and licked and licked. It made me sad that in just a few hours her baby would be moved to the special baby dog house kennel things, alone, and she would be moved to the milking barn to start her turns on the carosel of milking. Without her baby.
On a side note, a really gross side note, see right by the mommas tail? That was this giant ball of bloody mess that came out with the baby- the afterbirth placenta stuff. Sam was totally intrigued with it, the blood ball he kept calling it. Question after question after question, for the whole trip. While in downtown chicago, he was asking about it again and if I had one or not. He wanted to know where it was and why we didn't keep it. I told him we had to choose, the ball or the baby.
He declared that when he grows up and has a wife, they are picking the ball.
So much for grandchildren.
Lego Land entry. Even the lights were made out of legos.
Our hotel lobby area. Amazingly beautiful.
The stuff we brought for just a 2 night stay. 2 nights. Proof postive that we will never be able to fly anywhere because we'd have to book a private plane just for the things we would have to take for an entire week.
We had a great time. We didn't get to go up in the Sears Tower, visit navy pier or ride the L, but that just means maybe we get to go back someday. It was a fun trip with lots of super fun things to do. And we are worn out and need to unpack all the 'stuff' we drug up there with us.
Thanks for playing along!