After our long drive to Louisville (for a fun visit to the Louisville Slugger Museum and Mammoth Cave), and after our short drive from Louisville to Cincinnati (for a day at the Creation Museum), we took another short drive to Chicago. If you're interested, the grand total of drive time thus far was about 14 hours. But, spread out over several days with a lot of interesting stops and adventures in between it really wasn't that bad. Except for that drive to Louisville - did I mention it was long?
Confession: when the Chicago skyline came into view and I knew we were almost "home," I got teary. Seriously. Life is a thousand times different now with four kids in the suburbs than when I was a young 20-something with just Grady in the big city, but seeing the familiar skyline and having such fond memories was enough to make me sentimental.
All too soon our short stay in Chicago came to a close and it was time to travel on to Michigan. A short three hour drive and we'd be at my parent's home for a week to visit extended family. I wasn't ready to leave Chicago just yet, but I was ready to see my parents and to introduce my family to Jaxton.
More on our Spring Break adventures in Michigan soon...