Thursday, July 29, 2010

Summer Vacation

In June we took a road trip to Michigan to see our niece graduate from high school. This was the longest car trip we've ever attempted with kids and it went really well. We had invested in a dual-screen car DVD player which helped a lot. We also broke up the 12 hour trip over two days. On the way out we stopped in Chicago and went to the Field Museum to see Sue (the t-rex) and all the other great exhibits. What a fantastic museum! We loved it. Sue and the story behind her are really amazing.

On the way back we stopped at a beach on Lake Michigan so the boys could play in the sand and water. They loved it!

We are thinking now that we may be brave enough to try some longer road trips in the future. Now that the boys are older (almost 9 and 5) it is much easier. I'd love any great road trip ideas any of you have to share. So post a comment with your words of wisdom.

1 comment:

Michigan Travel Ideas said...

Hi Laura!
I really enjoy visiting your blog. You have such a great voice and personality that really shines through in your writing. I noticed that you recently took a trip to Michigan, what part of Michigan did you visit? I hope you had a great trip and this is actually the reason why I'm contacting you. I am the social media editor for Michigan Travel Ideas magazine. We are currently holding a contest that invites people to share their stories about anything Michigan related. Since you recently took a trip there, I thought you would be a great candidate! If this is something you're interested in entering, you can do so by visiting our Facebook page and clicking on the contests tab, or by going to the contest site directly,

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Elizabeth Jensen
Social Media Editor for Michigan Travel Ideas
Meredith Corporation