Extended Stay America - Rockford - I-90
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Travel Blogs from Rockford
... know what this is, its a glass box that sticks out of the building on the 101st floor. You stand IN the box and on clear days can actually see four different states! Since the dogs can't go and it's 93 degrees out, we passed.
When we did get home we had the Mother of ALL Thunderstorms for entertainment. We just turned out the lights, sat in the Captains chairs and watched the show for a few hours. AMAZING!
Well, all the lazing reading and listening to the critters means we had some chores to get done, so today, that is what we did. House cleaning.
As a reward we got to watch the fire flies again tonight AND we got woken up at 2:30 in the morning by a HUGE thunder and lightening storm! Loved it!
Okay, I have dried dozens of times to attach a video of the fireflies, but it just won't work. If it ever does, I will let you know. Sorry.
We took a drive into Rockford today. May I say...BOO! There was one small stretch of land that had some beautiful houses on a lake, but other than that...everything we saw was broken down, run down, empty and trashed. The "highway" runs right through town but we just couldn't get out of there quite fast enough.
We came back to camp and Mike decided to detail the Jeep a bit. I, on the other hand, just enjoyed the view. I think you can understand why ;-)
It's funny how this came about. 2 girlfriends planned on getting fun tattoos on their ankles. They said "why don’t you get one Alena…maybe in honor of your mom". At 35 years old I thought I had reached a point of NEVER EVER getting one. Not to mention THE PAIN! Ideas were thrown around and then this idea came to me…the red balloon symbolizes her free spirited hippie nature, selling balloons cross country in the 1960's, AND ...
... you) under my fingernails is a common occurrence
* She loves baths and can hang out in the tub for quite some time and entertain herself (this will make it easier when I go back to work to get myself ready in the morning)
* Apparently, toddlers sometimes have no problem using the tub as a secondary toilet during a bath (NOTE: see the previous point about things not grossing me out anymore)
* Josie ...