Day 1 Scott had gotten a lucky gig to check out some off the beaten path campsites for Hipcamp. Our trip was going to bring us to the Appalachians. We packed our car full and headed east "early" Friday morning. Early for us is never that early, but at least we got out on the road at a decent hour. While driving through Madison we stopped at Cabela's to pick up a few more supplies that we would need. Our original plan was to make it to Indiana Sand Dunes tonight. Scott mentioned that if we drive through Milwaukee we could skip the Chicago tolls. I agreed and then he asked if we could stop in Cudahy to say hi to the folks. I said we might as well stay the night. When we got there we went to Tsing Tao with my dad, my childhood favorite restaurant. It's in an old Ihop and has a great buffet at any time of the day. Sorry Scott, I wasn't impressed. That's because your pretentious. Anyways, Meadow decided she didn't want t
Theo's been on a Mario spree recently. Mario Maker 2, Bowsers Fury, Mario Odyssey. He's also been getting a bit riled up by the challenging moments. It was crunch time for me to get these costumes done before Halloween. Meanwhile I once again ended up in the northwest exurbs. This time I purchased a used Iron Sleek backyard rink setup. The kids are going to have the best winter ever. Somehow I managed to haul all the hardware and 19 long 2x6s. The kids Christmas present had made it home safely. I guess while I was gone the kiddos actually played air hockey. Fitting. Sometimes they get along. The fourth costume and I was finally getting the hang of these appliques. These were looking so good. Meadow dug into one of her old lego kits. Busy day. Must mean a visit to La Casa Market for deli tacos. So good. Love that it's just down the street. I did the finishing touches on Scott's costume. These costumes are really meant for kids and teenagers so I had to alter Scott
All winter we had plans to go winter camping, but because its been so so cold we had to keep putting it off. Scott was supposed to work on my birthday and last minute didn't have to. We decided this would be the perfect time to go before the snow melts. I think we would've went earlier in the worst winter in recent memory, but a baby and sub-zero temperatures don't exactly mix.