With school underway and the kids thankfully dressed, ready, and lunched-up successfully for nearly two weeks. I was feeling pretty good about our schedules. Everything was falling into place. So instead of taking it easy, I did the typical Silicon Valley Dum-dumb move; I scheduled something else! Another trip, no less (albeit a small one, she rationalizes). But before you condemn me to crazy town, let me interject—I didn’t have to bring anyone! I am solo on this trip, actually travelling with adults only. That’s right. Do a happy dance!
We were off to Chicago for my sister’s birthday. She lives in the Midwest (which is far enough), so we wanted to celebrate by meeting her in Chicago instead of sending her something in the post she would inevitably have to return. I cashed in some Southwest miles for time together before lives got busier with schools and work and all the paperwork and responsibilities that come with it. Our Dad joined us for the fun, and since the three of us are all avid touristy explorers—it was sure to be a Labor day piece of adventure.