Howard Johnson Rockford
Travel Blogs from Rockford
Spent the day today here in camp. Cooking, cleaning and watching a double header on tv. We had another HUGE storm again tonight. Two nights in a row there have been tornado warnings here and they had to take everyone from the tent sites and have them sit in the basement of the camp office. We watched it for hours. Storms here are definitely not like the ones we have in California. Tomorrow we head for Indiana!!! Look out cousins, here we ...
... It was flaky not yeasty. So good!
We picked a street and just drove back through Chicago. All of the huge apartment buildings and old, old brick buildings with lots of character. Past Wrigley Field and Soldier Field and through downtown. We saw Willis Tower (formerly the Sear's Tower) and Trump Tower, Harpo Studios and the theatre. Lots of museums and parks and a group of cemeteries with ...
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.
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 ...
... etc. I get the need for it and the importance of it. It's all good. And I've learned a lot along the way - especially about the potential challenges of adopting a toddler from another country - and one that has been in an orphanage all except four months of her life.
Sure there will be some initial language challenges but that will be easy enough to overcome. The real ...
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