This blog was started 7 years ago. Time has gone by so quickly! Happily, my family has been busy and healthy. My son is now 10 years old and his interests range from history to video games so we do a lot of exploring and try a range of activities. A few will be recurring so you have a chance to try them for yourself!
The Collings Foundation brought a collection of vintage planes including a B-17 that took groups out over the Chicagoland area. Among the visitors at the airport were a number of veterans. This organization travels all over the country and offers a unique experience.
We got to take a walk back in time when we attended a World War II re-enactment in Rockford, Illinois. There is a little village built there with camps and battle fields nearby. You can meet up with civilians, as well as soldiers.
Tall ships came to Navy Pier in 2016. Navy Pier is a beautiful destination on a summer day and it has a calendar of events throughout the year. Ships’ crews brought people together from all over the world and it was an interesting mix of cultures.
More modern activity came into Chicago’s McCormack Place with the C2E2 convention. We met Supergirl, we saw every other super hero and many Star Wars characters there. If you cannot get there, you will have another opportunity when the Wizard World Comic Con comes to the Rosemont Center.
The Renaissance Faire provides yet another backdrop for fantasy. All outdoors, the family gets more active here while also watching knights joust and various performers (comedy, music, juggling and more) entertain. There is good food to try here and plenty of shops to explore.I’m looking forward to sharing more travels in 2017.