Here it is, about a week and a half since we got back, and I'm finally now posting some pics!!! I'm not sure if I'll have time to post all of them now, but if not, will be back later to add some.
Here are my goofy grandkids, at the very start of the trip. You can see a little construction behind them.... I90 is torn up from Elgin to Rockford.... construction started last year, and won't be done till I think 2016. That's a lot of $$$ there.
At the Illinois/Wisconsin border! Just an hour and a half into the trip, with about 6 hours of driving time yet before we made it to my sister's.
We arrived at about 4:45, Saturday afternoon. That night, we went out for Chinese buffet with a lot of my family members and an old high school friend and her husband. No pics of dinner available!
Next day, my sister and BIL took us out on their boat. It was a beautiful day! Just look at that sky!!!! Practically no clouds in sight.
That's me on the dock, my BIL and grandkids in the boat.
Me, Riley, and my sister. See that gorgeous sky?!?! We were out for about 3 hours maybe? Kids did a little fishing.
Next day, Monday, we went to Copper Falls, which is about an hour and a half further north. It was a bit overcast, and we had a few raindrops on the way, but while we were out there, there was no rain. The mosquitos were horrendous. The views were spectacular!!! Due to the mosquitos, we hiked the trail (1.7 miles), but didn't go to the observation tower. I wish we had, but Oliver and Collin (my great nephew) had become dinner for many of those mosquitos, and they weren't having a good time at all anymore.
My niece Jodie and her son, along with me and the grandkiddos. Jodie's a good 8 inches taller than I am!!! See, she has to stoop to my level!!!! : )
Another view of the falls (there are a couple of them there).
I have no idea what Oliver was doing in this photo!!!!
Ugh. Don't mind my sweat-laden hair and face... this is me and my daughter. She's into selfies lately, too, just like her daughter Riley!!!!
Ramona, with mosquito guts on her hand. Riley insists she killed 52 of them.... I think she lost count somewhere along the way, because I'm sure she killed more than that!!
... and some more.....
On the way back to my sister's..............
Tuesday we headed back home... and on the way, we stopped in Wisconsin Dells to see my brother. That's him way in the background. Oliver loves Zoe!!!! I don't know what kind of doggie Zoe is, but she's about 5 years old, and she's tiny and loveable!!!!
And here we are back at the border, about an hour and a half away from home.