Tag: "road trip"

Lexington a great family destination

Lexington a great family destination

October 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

We were looking for a place close enough to visit for a three-day weekend that seemed a world away from our suburban Chicago home. After clicking through a few ideas, we stumbled upon the Kentucky Horse Park. As soon as we found it, our horse-crazy daughters were begging us to take them. Our research started […]

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Northsiders Invade Brookfield Zoo

Northsiders Invade Brookfield Zoo

August 20, 2012 | Comments (3)

My dad grew up on the Southside and my mom grew up on the North Shore. They met in college, settled in the Northwest Suburbs (in what I imagine was a good compromise), and continued to move east over the years. Now they’re living on the North Shore, as is my family and one of my sisters and […]

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Chicago Getaway: Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island

Chicago Getaway: Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island

September 24, 2011 | Comments (1)

To me, a family vacation is about escaping from my household routines and spending time with my family. It’s about spending time in the moment, not living on a schedule, and of course, eating way too much ice cream. Before school started, we decided to take our boys to Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island […]

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End of Summer Road Trip

End of Summer Road Trip

September 22, 2011 | Comments (0)

For the final weekend of summer vacation, my husband and I decided to take the kids on one last getaway. As much as I love the larger quantity of free time I get when the boys are in school, I miss them terribly while they are gone. So we wanted to do something where we […]

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Solving Driving Problems with Shnacks

January 4, 2011 | Comments (7)

Driving in Chicago has its challenges. My husband thinks there are too many aggressive drivers and my friends think there’s too much traffic. But I think the most challenging and dangerous part of driving in Chicago are my children. Sometimes it is truly not safe for me to be driving when my boys are fighting […]

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The Final Road Trip

The Final Road Trip

July 15, 2010 | Comments (9)

So we’re packing up the car-top carrier and hitting the road for what is most likely our last whole-family vacation. My daughter heads off to college in the fall and I know our lives will never be the same, so this is it — the ultimate (def. #2, adj. – being the last or concluding […]

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