Monday, August 29, 2011

Chicago's Great America: June 27,2011

 Sasha and Superman

 Sarah and Superman

 Andrea and Superman

 Sasha getting her hair wrapped.

 Sasha's hair almost done being wrapped. 

 Sarah's hair being wrapped. 

 Ouch!  Even with sunscreen, the Chicago Sun is mean to our bodies.  I hate to think of what it would have looked like without the sunscreen.

On the way inside of the theme park, there was a big van with my name on it.  Of course, I had to have my picture taken with it.  

We went to Chicago's Great America Theme Park when we were in Chicago.  It was about 90 minutes from where we were staying, so we had a relaxing drive getting there.  We had a BLAST.  We all rode rides, ate great food, and got too much sun.  After we were done for the night, we discovered the Cracker Barrel restaurant.  Wow, did they ever have some great food...and I love the little country store attached to the restaurants.  All in all, a GREAT time.  Can't wait to go back again. I hadn't been there since 1988, and the rest of the family hadn't been there at all. 

Monday, August 22, 2011

We went to Chicago...Gotta love the Windy City!

 Dave and Andrea in the Windy City

 Dave and Andrea

 Sarah, Jayson, and Sasha getting ready to board the water taxi to get to Navy Pier.

 Andrea, Sarah, Jayson, Sasha, and Dave on the water taxi.

 I don't know why these two pictures are together, but the top one is of Dave and I on a high speed motor boat out on Lake Michigan.  The bottom picture is of Jayson, wind blowing his hair. 

 My favorite picture of Sarah and Sasha.  They certainly have wild hair.  Love the joy in this picture. 

 Sasha and Dave on the train platform.  We were waiting in the super hot heat.  The day we were there, it was 98 degrees.  Too hot for our blood.  

 Jayson and Sarah waiting for the train.

 Andrea and "Sue" the T-Rex from the Field Museum.  The museum was amazing.  Lots to see and discover. 

 Sasha, Sarah, Jayson, Andrea and Dave in front of the skyline.

Sarah, Sasha, and Jayson in front of the skyline. 

We went to Chicago on June 24th for the first leg of a two week vacation.  We stopped and stayed with Grandma Linda Paul for the first four days.  We were blessed with great weather, great fun, and a great time with Grandma.  We laughed, stayed up late, and discovered the wonders of Cracker Barrel.  Nummmy.