Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Day 10 - Illinois

Hung out with family again. More swimming for breakfast, yes please :)

Drove down to Bourbonnais to the opening night of the Bourbonnais Friendship Festival to hear Jimmy Warren play. 

Day 9 - Illinois

Lots of driving again. Left Michigan, thru Wisconsin, and into Illinois. 

Visited Dylan's grandparents, went to dinner, and headed to an aunts house for swimming and hanging out with family and cousins :)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Day 8 - More Michigan

Well, I may not have taken a picture on the 'beach', but Keith did ;)

We just did a lot of exploring and playing around town and the lake. 

Started our day with pie at DRC:

Checked out the boats:

Skipped rocks:

Climbed around Black Rocks:

Ice Cream:

Yooper Tourist Trap:

Playground time:

More Black Rocks:

More rock-skipping with Laura and Madison:

Monday, June 23, 2014

Day 7 - Michigan - Upper Peninsula

Stayed right before you cross the Mackinaw Bridge so that we could do it in the daylight. 

Ventured around as we made our way to Marquette. 

Locks in Sault Ste Marie:

Then there were these flowers...anyone know what they are?!

Then we went to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore:

We went to the 'beach' on Lake Superior and had lunch, but I forgot to take pictures. 

I got some pretty flowers given to me :)

Backyard fun:

More fun to come...

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Day 6 - Niagara Falls!!

So, after my post last night, we found out that there were lights on the falls and went back! Then there were fireworks! Awesome ;)

Oh, and we took some crazy photos:

So, back to today, I would say that I was less than impressed with Sheraton, but I can't. Perfect location and great staff (they can't help they have drunk nasty guests and hellion kids I guess). 

We had breakfast compliments of the hotel, then walked back to the falls to go on the Maid of the Mist Tour. 

Yes, you get wet!

After, we walked around for a different view. 

So, drove out of NY, thru PA, thru OH and now in Michigan. 

More to come!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Day 5 - Vermont Mountains and Niagara Falls

We stopped in the Vermont Mountains on the way to Niagara Falls...and the falls are awesome!!!

More tomorrow...

Day 4 - Boston and Maine

We went to the city of Boston. Checked out the harbor and Fort Independence.

Then went to Faneuil Hall Marketplace where we had lunch and visited the New England Aquarium. 

Then we drove to Maine and checked out the ocean from Fort McClary State Park. 

Niagara Falls next....