Extended Stay America - Chicago - Gurnee
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Travel Blogs from Gurnee
... in case we are stuck sleeping in the van. We packed down the back seats and have tents and supplies in a flatbed area in the back. Food and tools are most aceessible near the gate. I plan on going northwest to begin, but am curious about further exploring the Southwest. The weather reports are curious. The Plains, which usually top 100, will be cooler in the 80's. The mountains and Pacific coast are predicted to be very warm: the 80's. ...
... probably the last major adventure without the baby, who I will call "The Monkey" until she earns a more modest name. (Andrew named her when he saw her jumping around on the ultrasound. "She looks like a monkey," he dismissively mumbled.)
People wonder if that means I will slow down and I got to say, I do not know. My boy was raised on these summer trips, but he was born in April. I might have to prepare the Monkey by driving around the block for a few hours every ...
... going to bore any of you with what my thoughts actually were because that's not even the important part. It wasn't about what we were thinking, what anyone in that room was saying when they were praying by themselves.. it was about simply being there, feeling that. I defy anyone on earth to sit in that temple for even just 10 minutes and not believe that there is something out there bigger than all of this. There's gotta be.
... I do love amusement parks though. I feel as if life is nothing
but chasing that feeling. The butterflies in your stomach
right before the floor drops out from underneath you. The
moment at the top end of the pirate ship when you're
suspended in the air for those few precious seconds,
stuck between going up & coming down. And that first
peak of the rollercoaster, when you see the ...
Enjoy the stories from the last few days! :)
-We have added a few more license plates:
TX, WI, PA, VT
-I was able to order egg whites without a look of confusion for the first time since leaving San Francisco last week. I almost wet my pants I was so excited and to top it off they even had STEEL CUT oatmeal and fresh fruit cups! 5 fist pumps for you La Mie Bakery!
-Babs and I have been collecting ...