Wednesday, July 13, 2011
So I'm finalizing our vacation plans. My daughter is heading out in a couple of weeks, she'll spend some time with her uncle and aunt and grandmother on her Dad's side, then my parents will pick her up and a few days later I'll fly out. Then on Aug. 5 we are heading down to Chicago for a week. Oh what to do, what to do? :-)
When I was there in December I went to the Willis Tower and that's about it. I was only there 48 hours and had to work too. Oh and I got to see the giant stainless steel jelly bean or whatever it's supposed to be. My old boss was in Chicago last month, so he gave me his guide book. We'll definitely hit some of the major museums and my friend who recently lost her son in that tragic car surfing incident, works at the Brookfield Zoo, and she's going to give us a behind the scenes tour. I'm really excited about that.
Oh and what else did I shell out big bucks on? Tickets for a concert. Sigh. It's Lollapalooza while we are there, and on Saturday the headliner is Eminem. Ugh. I don't care for Eminem as a rule, but my daughter thinks he's the greatest thing since sliced bread sooooo ... for $90 each there better be some other good bands too. LOL And it better not rain, or be 200 degrees in the shade. This is the line-up. I don't really know any of them, but some people have said there are some decent ones, so that will be our Saturday.
With my family we aren't going to do much. We are having a family BBQ for my Grandmother's 88th birthday which is a few days before I arrive. It's also the local rodeo and my daughter will attend some of that I suppose and may hook up with a friend with horses who rides at the rodeo. Otherwise, just visit some family and hang out I suppose. The week will fly by I'm sure.
So. Any vacation plans out there? Have you finished already? Anticipating? Going without a summer vacation this year? Share your plans.