We made the trip in two legs. On the first day we drove about 10 hours and made it to Lafayette, Indiana where we were blissfully unaware as to what time it actually was. The clocks in the hotels were on eastern daylight time but I thought we had made it to central time so we had no real idea what time it was that night. It didn't really matter... we were on vacation.
Oddly, when we crossed the Wisco line the next day it got really cold. Our temperature gauge on the dashboard said it was only 57 degrees.... in the afternoon, no less!! We had been dealing with highs in the upper 80's and low 90's with very high humidity for so long that it was kind of refreshing though I felt woefully unprepared. I could have sworn to you that I saw forecasts in the upper 80's for the area before I left (and it was was by the way!). Anyway, as soon as we got there I scrambled to find some jeans and a sweatshirt at Target to get me through. I remembered to bring these things for the kids but not for myself... afterall, it was only a precaution.
You can see 57 degrees on the dashboard and no sun.
The sun refused to shine all week in Wisco until Friday but it didn't really matter. We hit up some indoor water parks at Wisconsin Dells with heated pools and spent the remainder of the time visiting family and friends.
GreenEyes turned 3 on Friday and his aunt and uncle threw him a little party which was a lovely surprise. GreenEyes started his big day off with a giant waffle, then some birthday cake, then some candy from a pinata thanks to his awesome auntie and uncle.
Ladybug hitting the pinata.
Their cousin M made this cute little happy face pinata.
We then traveled to Cedarburg, Wisconsin for a strawberry festival. Below is one of my favorite pics. It epitomized our Wisco trip... fried cheese curds and a can of Wisconsin beer in the cubby holder. You can't walk around with open beverages in VA like this, so I took this pic for sake of posterity!