Thursday 13

13 Things We Learned on Our Trip to Chicago

1. Spring (in the North) involves snow
2. People all tend to drive the posted speed limit (a bit frustrating for us Houstonians)
3. Their downtown is FABULOUS! And ours sucks in comparison.
4. Staying on Michigan Ave is THE place to stay!
5. Flying with a toddler is a lot of work
6. Keeping a toddler entertained in a hotel room is a lot of work
7. Morris, IL is about an hour drive away from Downtown Chicago
8. Navy Pier is amazing & probably more so when it’s actually open in the summer
9. The Chicago Children’s Museum is great fun for toddlers
10. Suites are the only way to go when traveling with children
11. Elmo follows us everywhere, even to Chicago!
12. Umm…that’s the biggest McDonald’s I’ve ever seen!
13. Seeing a newborn does not give us baby fever like we thought it might


  1. Sounds like you all had a great time! We’ve got to plan something (although all things you mentioned toddler related are a big negative)!

  2. Brian knew you would like staying there!! haha – I cant wait to see the little one tonight!!! I am kinda dissapointed with #13… haha – so what did you bring back for me?? haha :)

  3. I glad you had a great time!! Thanks again for Presley’s sweet Birthday message. I will hopefully be uploading her birthday pics to our blog today. :)

  4. Dang…#13! lol I’ve never been, but REALLY want to sometime soon! All the pics looked like yall had a blast!

  5. I want to go to Chicago sometime…looks nice. Glad you had a good time!

  6. HAHA! Who drives the speed limit? That is crazy! Great list.

  7. Did you get to the zoo? I love it. And, yes, they tend to drive the posted speed. Which sucks. I think seeing a newborn brings back flashbacks of sleep deprivation.

  8. You’re RIGHT, flying a toddler is SOOOO much work – but at least she was good, right? :)

    Glad you had a great time. Are you all shopped out?

  9. Haha… I like number 13! It sounds like you had a great time.

  10. See the boy and the girl have always been easily entertained…heck they entertain me most of the time. You made it, plane ride and all. I knew you’d do great. Suites are the best! Glad you are back.

  11. I can’t imagine vacation with a toddler.. sounds like a lot of work! way to go!

  12. Traveling is a ton of work with a kiddo huh? But it does sound like yall had a blast!

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