Labor Day ’07


Last weekend, Scott and Aby flew in from Orlando to spend Labor Day weekend with us!

On Sunday we rose at the crack of dawn to begin our trip to Chicago. We listened to XM Radio classic rock on the way (Journey on our journey) and we didn’t hit any traffic! We had heard to expect up to an hour delay from the holiday traffic and construction in the area, but we made it to Christopher and Toni’s hotel by 9:30 a.m. We were able to spend a nice time visiting, drinking Jamba Juice for breakfast, eating at Portillo’s for lunch, and then we had to see Toni and Christopher on their way back to Des Moines. The rest of use hopped on the L, pink line, and went to the Sears Tower.

We spent an hour in line and watching a short 15 minute “History Channel presents Modern Marvels: Landmarks” on the construction of the Sears Tower. Eventually we were on the observation deck on the 103rd floor gazing out toward lake Michigan. It was really neat; I had never done that before.

We slept in on Monday, then we went over to my parents place at lunch time. After we ate all kinds of cookout fixings, we played badminton while others played croquet. We teamed girls vs boys, and the girls won via their strategic choice of playing field … they guaranteed the sun in our eyes for all of the highly lobbed shuttlecocks. After visiting a while longer, we decided to go see the “sites” of Lincoln .. and 30 minutes later we were back (he he).

We had a great time and miss everyone again already!

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