Chicago dreaming

Yesterday I really started to wonder if going to Chicago this summer was possible. Why do I want to go to Chicago? This is the reason:

BlogHer '09 In Real Life

The last two years I sat at my computer watching as bloggers from all over documented their fun at the BlogHer convention. The first year I had just given birth and was a newbie at blogging myself. Last year I wanted to go, but traveling all the way to San Francisco was not very practical. Chicago is a completely different story. Not only are there a lot of flights that way, but driving could be possible.

While out yesterday, I mentioned to hubby that I really wanted to try to go. I looked at flights. Of course booking this far out showed $400 options, which is insane! Then I thought about making it a family destination. I looked and sure enough there is a Six Flags in Chicago and we have those season passes that are good there!

Hmmm. . . .

It really made me think about the possibility of things to do in Chicago and places to stop and see on the way there and back home from BlogHer. There are SO many things that we could do, it is actually mind boggling. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. By next summer the boys will be almost 6 and just 2.

Update: This morning hubby informed me that he was pricing things out last night when I went to bed. He thinks that it may not be a bad option to make this into a family trip. In fact, he was also Tweeting about it to see if other families would be heading out to the BlogHer destination for vacations together. So if anyone is thinking of doing this please let me know.

This week I will be heading to AAA to pick up driving options to Chicago from here. I have heard that it is at least a 14-18 hour drive. We could certainly split it up and make it work with desination stops to see new places that we have never visited.



NaBloPoMo '08

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  • citystreams says:

    Squeeeeeeee!!! I’m so excited. He said maybe and that’s as good as a YES in my book! I can’t wait to see you! Yay!

  • Audrey says:

    What a fun opportunity. I’ve been to many different conventions and they are all awesome. I have met so many wonderful people over the years. I hope you and your family are able to go.

  • Brandon says:

    Check out the Progressive Dining Tour offered by Chicago Dine-Around, which is the new and unique thing to do in Chicago. Guests are chauffeured around the city to enjoy Hors D’oeuvres served at the first restaurant, the Main Course at a second restaurant, and Dessert at a third restaurant. This tour brings the culinary spirit of Chicago dining to life. Visit for more information on Chicago Dine-Around.

  • Chicago is a wonderful to visit. I’m glad I don’t live there anymore, but there is so much to do there it still boggles my mind. I hope it works out. :)

  • Aubrey says:

    Ok….if you go to Chicago you have to let me know and I will come see you! I’m only a couple of hours away and I LOVE going up there! :)

  • Shawna says:

    A family trip would be awesome for all of you. Especially when you factor in the Six Flags season passes.

    You could always stop in Pittsburgh on your way :) We have plenty of room!