Wednesday, August 24, 2011

2011 Mitchell vacation - Chicago!!

So - our original idea for vacation this year was Cooperstown, NY. If any of you are baseball fans, MN Twins fans or know us at all - you know that we were wanting to see Bert Blyleven get inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame. James and I had made each other that promise when we got married - "when Bert got in, we were going" . . . well, little did we know that would happen when we had a nearly 5 and nearly 2 yr old. The trip got changed to Chicago - still something super fun and I was the only one of us 4 that had really spent time in Chicago but was very excited to experience with a family of my own and make some memories. Lots of memories were made - both kids traveled VERY well in the car for lots of hours and we could have down without the 100 degree heat the whole week, but we made the best of it and still did everything we set out to do, just with much more shade and water!
next best thing was "Bert Blyleven Day" at Target Field to kick of vacation
retired Twins numbers
Jellystone Park - Wisconsin Dells (I camped here as a kid!)
kids with the pirate at Pirate's Cove mini golf - Wisconsin Dells
Brady reading the map of "The Ducks" - Wisconsin Dells
Samantha at the Beliot Snappers game
Madison, WI
Brady enjoying Millenium Park
Samantha not sure if she likes the wet
Shedd's Aquarium - still amazing!
beluga whales
just happened to be a 3D Dora & Diego show there!
James & Samantha ready to watch Dora
Buckingham Fountain - in the opening shots of "Married with Children"
Camp Randall - Madison, WI
dolphin show at Shedd's
Subway picnic in the hotel room
family shot in Millenium Park
Beloit Snappers game (minor league affiliate of the MN Twins)
LOTS of recruiters!
the faces spraying water at Millenium Park
The Ducks - Wisconsin Dells, WI

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