Thursday, July 2, 2009

Planning the GREAT "GREAT LAKES" CAMPING ADVENTURE!

Since my husband has no vacation time this summer and my good friend is divorced, she and I decided we are heading out on a Moms & Kids camping trip in early August. Our destination....the Great Lakes. Yup....all of them if we can! I've seen most when I was a kid, but other than work trips to Chicago, never seen a one since. Let me just start by saying that I'm very blessed with awesome car travelers in my sons. My husband and I have fostered this because when each of us were growing up with both did tons of car trips with our parents, including trips across the whole U.S.

So our crazy little gang with be me, my two boys (7 & 4) and my friend Melanie and her girls (7 & 5). Our kids get along great.

Since I am totally unfamiliar with this area of the U.S. I'd love any input you can provide. Any "must sees" along the way? We both believe in if we get some place the kids love, we'll just stay longer and adjust accordingly. We really hope to get to Madison, WI because I do have some friends there, and I've just heard it's a cool city so I want to check it out. I love Chicago so that must stay on my list and I've NEVER been to Toronto so that's staying too.

12 comments:

Rocki said...

Oh this sounds AWEsome! I LOVE camping! Never been there either, so no suggestions, but if you ever make it up our way, you MUST see Sedona! :)

Thanks for visiting & enjoy!

trudette, said...

Wow , sounds like a wonderful camping adventure.
Enjoy your holliday !

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Wow that sounds amazing! Tons of fun can't wait to read more about it!

Hope you have a great 4th!

cabin + cub said...

Oh sounds like so much fun.. I love camping.
I haven't been out the Great Lakes area yet.. but hopefully would like to drive across Canada and the US. Have fun planning!

Rosebud Collection said...

What a trip..Have a wonderful time.

Two Happy Stampers said...

Oh wow! You've got a serious camping trip planned! Don't have a clue about that area, so can't give you any advice as far as traveling goes, but have a great time! =)

SoozNooz said...

What a wonderful time you will have - memories galore!!! Enjoy

Thank you for popping into my blog - always lovely to have a new visitor
xx

lostsentiments said...

WOW - sounds like a good time! :) Hope the weather is good to you! :)

kate said...

We are quite fortunate with all of the Markets in our area. Enjoy your camping adventure!

annie said...

My children were horrible during road trips. Made me sad because back in the day, that's all we could afford. Needless to say, vacations were few and far between for us.

Enjoy your trip. Be safe.

trusk4u said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! Enjoy the U.P. part and Lake Superior! It's about 5 miles from where I grew up! terrific place. Bring bug spray!!

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