Highlights with littles from… CHICAGO!

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Our top 3 Favorite things from our latest expedition!

A few years back as part of our desire to see the nation and explore, we committed to taking our boys to all 30 Major League Ballparks before they graduate from high school. This summer we just tackled 2 more stadiums (#4 and #5 for us), however we didn’t start out with baseball.

Leg 1 of our trip was a drive from Pennsylvania to Chicago to visit with friends before heading to Milwaukee. We packed in a lot of fun over a few days and were lucky to have some great tour guides. If you are headed to Chicago it’s definitely a place easy to navigate with kids. So without further ado- here are our top three recommendations:

#3: Millennium Park lawn– in the summer Millennium park hosts a slew of free music concerts on the lawn. Our friends are Chi-town natives, so they were well prepared, but it would be easy for anyone to take advantage of this. Pack a picnic blanket and grab take-out from any of the neighboring restaurants. Obviously we had Chipotle because our 1st born dragon LOVES Chipotle, but you get the idea. If you are traveling sans kids- this is an even better idea because it’s actually relaxing! The other upside of having dinner on the lawn here with kids is that if your littles are tired after a long day of walking and won’t have good behavior at a restaurant, they can let loose a little on the lawn. Continue reading

Cincinnati in a Whirlwind

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img_2350After driving from Harrisburg to Chicago, then Chicago to Milwaukee, leg three of this summer’s Bruce’s Ballpark Touring took a detour in Indiana with a flat tire and a dead battery at 11:30 PM… but that is a story for another article.

Since we had already planned to watch our Phillies in Milwaukee, clearly Cincinnati was the next destination. What???

My hubby usually questions me when I come up with these hair-brained schemes- because (despite how close it can look on a tiny map) Milwaukee and Cincinnati are at minimum 6 hours apart. And… it wasn’t really on our way home. But, we are adventurers, so we set out! Continue reading

The downfall of Disney discounts…

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… lessons we are learning.

We are fresh off our Ballpark Touring and now gearing up for Disney World in October. We started planning this trip more than 9 months ago, reading more experienced blogs, watching videos on YouTube and continually checking the official website for updates. However, we are learning that all of the preparations capable from a mere mortal (and I do a LOT) still do not guarantee you a discount… even when they are released. (My blood pressure is rising even as I write this.) Continue reading

Display your FUN

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If there is one joy I want to instill in our boys it is the love of travel and so this year for my birthday, the hubby bought me a customized travel map!

We found a bunch of different options, but settled on this one from map your travels. It’s currently hanging on our wall as a fun reminder of all of our trips AND… my little guys are becoming more proficient in geography. Bonus!

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