Last Day Visiting Friends and Family

Last day here in the Chicago area. The weather has changed and it’s one of those cold and rainy days, shorts and tank tops put away and out with the jeans, sweaters and jackets. We had a very nice time while here. We were able to meet with our friends and family, and most visits were over lunch or dinner. So much for starting that diet, still on the “to do” list. We have enjoyed our many Chicago thin crust pizzas, and also our Vienna Hotdogs. Can’t come to Chicago and not have a pizza or hot dog. When I mention Chicago and pizza, most people think deep dish, nope, grew up on thin crust pizza, made round like all pizzas are, but cut in squares.  A round thin crust pizza cut in squares, to my knowledge, is only found in the Chicago area. Boy, do I miss these pizzas and hot dogs! It’s truly amazing when you drive around the area, there seems to be either a pizza place or hot dog fast food place on every corner you go by.

We were able to go to Lake Geneva earlier this week, and today we went to the Volo Antique Auto Museum, which is in the suburb of Volo. They have really expanded and now have 4 buildings of cars, a military building and once done with the museum, they have another 4 builidings of antiques. You can visit the antique stores without going to the auto museum. You only have to pay for the museum, you can just go shopping if you want to. If you do both this is easily a half day. You can eat lunch on site and on the weekends they have a trolley tour you can take. I would suggest a visit especially if you like looking at vintage cars, a very good collection, and all are for sale, so you might want to bring one home with you.

Really enjoyed visiting with everyone, was great catching up on all the family news and seeing the kids. We stayed with my husband’s oldest daughter and his oldest grandson was very nice to give up his bedroom for the week, thanks Zach.

We’re off tomorrow and our first stop is Jefferson City, MO so just a day of traveling with really no scheduled stops. Will update all on Jeffereson City on Saturday, so until then we’ll be traveling down the road…….


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