It's a small, picturesque town about 45 minutes from Chicago.
While there, we went to the zoo. Benjie says it's a cross between Lincoln Park Zoo and Indian Boundary Park.
It was very cute. And very cheap. There were about 18 animals,
yes, there were peacocks roaming the grounds. I felt like I was at Neverland or something...
a fountain, and this:
the sign kind of makes you think it's going to be some awesome, incredible place, right?
Well here it is:
Now if this isn't a small town zoo "adventure land" I don't know what is.
After the zoo/park, we went to the beach.
Dovi loves the beach. He even had a little chair. Benjie didn't love having to carry him down this huge hill to the beach from the parking...
Then we had a picnic dinner in the park.
Thanks, Shosh for the snazzy little travel grill. We need to get one of these. Or just continue to steal yours whenever needed. Leave it on your back porch and we're all good to go. And we're all stocked up with turkey dogs, thankyouverymuch (hey my lurker reader-you know who you are-that's what I was
The kids enjoyed.
Then we drove a few miles to my old house.
Many of you who know me in real life know that I am not a huge fan of my house. Don't get me wrong. I love my home. I love what I've done to it, I love the people who live in it. I love the feeling that you get in it. But the house itself? 1950's boxy architecture leaves something to be desired, at least for me.
So I give you a comparison.
My old house:
My front porch:
My old front porch:
And just to torture myself more, my old driveway:
My driveway now:
Oh yeah, I don't have a driveway.
I seriously didn't want to leave. Actually, I wanted to knock on the door but I wimped out.
On a side note, still no decision on the oxygen. It looks like I'm going to have to give them my credit card as a "deposit" to get the oxygen delivered on Monday so we can leave on Tuesday. Don't worry, they won't charge my card the $500 deposit and $150/week until the insurance denies it.
Thanks a lot.