Sunday, August 2, 2015

Midwest trip Report

We are back home from our trip. We have never driven so long for vacatin before, so here are some statistics and some final pictures from the 2 weeks on the road.

Miles driver: 2889 (4650Km). Wow!
States visited: 7 - Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan and eastern Colorado
States license plates seen on the road: 41 and two Canadian provinces.
Favorite spot: The beach at St. Joseph, Michigan:
One short note about each state:
--> Nebraska: flat and muggy, but home of great friends, good snow cones and the downtown concrete park slide.

--> Iowa: more hilly than we thought and where Paolo learned to like water towers.

--> Illinois: we don't like the unending toll roads and crazy traffic of Chicago, but we loved the gelato at Mariano's and our friends in Gurnee.

--> Wisconsin: truly the biggest air show ever in Oshkosh and where Pietro bought a cheesehead hat.

--> Indiana: the almost constant calming sound of trains in the distance in Chesterton and fun with cousins.

--> Michigan: great fun at the beach house, monopoly shack and empty beach. Paddleboards, ice-creams, sailboat watching on the pier, wonderful enormous trees and vegetation, blueberry picking, calm M63 road, generous friends, State Street Stuff store, charming St. Joseph.

Downtown fun in Omaha

Jonathan seagull

Paddleboard on lake Michigan

Guess who the swimmer is

St. Joseph pier

Penguin has traveled with Isabella for 10+ years now.

"Atticus" is a famous character in which book?

Largest selection of ice cream flavors (55) in Michigan, maybe...

Omaha pool

in what state?

House in Oshkosh... Not where we stayed

Oshkosh visitor

cheese head - Go Packers

We took almost 600 photos, so if you want to see more, you may have to come visit us.
Back to school (August 17), marching band (tomorrow) and to work (tomorrow) now.

Happy travels.

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