The family and I have returned from a week of vacationing. From a MinusCar perspective the week was an overwhelming disaster. We drove 1500 miles since departing Sunday the 14th. It was fun to come home and catch up on the missed blogs and find while I was away the Oil Is For Sissy's Guy did some of his own thinking about travelling that I don't completely disagree with.
Here's what we did:
John Deere World Headquarters, Moline, IL
Dinner at The Machine Shed, Davenport, IA
John Hancock Observatory
Dinner in Millenium Park
Wendella Sunset Boat Tour w/ Navy Pier Fireworks from Lake Michigan
Navy Pier: Children's Museum, 150ft Ferris Wheel, Other
Dinner at Hilary's Urban Eatery
Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL
Dinner with family downtown Greendale
Visit downtown Greendale including Reiman Publications Visitor Center
Lunch at the Solid Gold McDonalds
Milwaukee Irish Fest including performance by The Curtis Crossroads Band (family)
While in Chicago we stayed in The Two Urns Bed and Breakfast in the Wicker Park neighborhood. This provided us easy access to bus and train routes, which allowed us to minimize driving. One day we drove into the city to avoid a three block walk through the B&B's neighborhood at 11pm at night after the Navy Pier fireworks. We paid $27 to park the car for 10 hours and used public transport from there. Another day I drove a mile to a grocery store at night for food for the allergy challenged The Boy 3.