Just a few weeks after arriving back in the States, we hopped on the Metro, headed down to Union Station, and took an overnight train to Chicago. It was a fast and furious four days and it was FUN. We went for a Taiwan ROCks adoption reunion weekend and had a great time meeting up with old and new friends. We also fell in love with Chicago and took advantage of the Blue Star Museums (Art Institute, The Field Museum). But what we really loved was Millennium Park and that famous bean (this is one of my favorite family portraits!) Can't wait to return to the Windy City!
If you are a military family, be sure to check out the listings for Blue Star Museums. The season has started and there are some amazing museums on the list. There's also a cool contest happening this summer.
If you are a family with a connection to Taiwanese Adoption, try to make it to this summer's Taiwan ROCks reunion in Disneyland. Sadly, we'll miss this year's gathering, but are already looking forward to next summer in New York City.
If you are thinking about doing a train trip with your kids, do it. It is a unique and memorable way to travel. My kids are still giggling about the snoring man in the row ahead of us and I still have fond memories of the summer my family traveled all over the States by train. There are discounts for kids and military families and it pays to book your tickets far in advance.