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During our winter weekend away my husband told me he had a 3 day weekend following my birthday and told me I could pick any where I wanted to go. I chose Chicago.
We have lived just hours away from Chicago for almost 13 years now and only visited the windy city once. I had so much fun on that trip, I wanted to go again.
Chicago did not disappoint we had AMAZING weather. The first warm weekend of the year with above average highs.
Yes, traffic was horrible, and we did have a disappointing visit to the Shed Aquarium that consisted of a 2hr wait to get in only to discover the aquarium is so small it only takes about an hour to see the general admission areas. However we didn’t let those things put a damper on the rest of the weekend.
We tried out Chicago hot dogs and loved them. We tried out Chicago deep dish pizza and loved it. We also did a few more things than just eat.
Sunday morning I woke up and noticed right away how beautiful the weather was. As soon as the children and hubby were up I suggested we go on a family walk together. My husband suggested the lakeside around the Shed aquarium we planned to visit that day. It was a great suggestion, and a highlight of the trip for me. Being born and raised on an Island there is just something about water that soothes my soul.
The weekend went so fast but was so much fun. With our eldest being 19 now I know the years of family vacations with all 5 of us are rapidly coming to an end. The years went so fast.
Where do you like to travel together as a family?
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