Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Spring break planning

I spent today trying to figure out if the kiddie and I could go some place over spring break, and if so, where. She originally wanted to go to the new aquarium in Atlanta, but after checking out their website, I don't think they have any dolphins there, so what's the point? It just seems to be a much larger version of the aquarium at Mall of America. While that was cool & all, I'm not so sure I want to spend another spring break doing pretty much the same thing...going to an aquarium & shopping.

Our other option was to simply get a hotel downtown and just spend the week doing touristy things in Chicago. Unfortunately, a lot of the hotels down there are entirely too far out of my price range. It would actually be cheaper to drive to Atlanta and stay there than it would to stay in Chicago, go figure.

So now I'm not sure what to do. I have no clue how to find stuff to do in other states that would be interesting but not too costly. It's hard to visit other cities around here because what some states consider "major" cities (ie: Milwaukee, St. Louis, Des Moines) to me are tiny and comparable in size to some of the suburbs near me. Chicago is the only truly major city around here.

If anyone that happens by, or those that are regular visitors, have any suggestions...I am all ears.

5 Comments:

Blogger Maggs said...

Wow, you've done a ton of writing in the last few days, lady!

If you decide to come to St. Louis let me know. It's close and there are things to do that are pretty cool. The zoo, science center, catch a game, magic house, art museum, history museum...the list goes on.

11:10 PM, February 22, 2006  
Blogger mizeeyore said...

have you or your daughter seen the new architecture downtown - the "Bean", the "Face Fountain" or Millenium Park? if not, perhaps you all can take a ride to the city and check out some of the sights. there's the Cultural Center that usually have free concerts, there's a huge Borders bookstore on Michigan Ave where people can grab a coffee or whatever and sit and read books... i think some of the museums and the Aquarium have free days too. you can get passes to the museums, aquarium, and other stuff at the library as long as you have a library card.

hope this was of some help to u *smile*

oh and St. Louis has "The Arch"
you can actually take a ride all the way up to the top and look out at the Mississippi River. i did it and it was actually fun.

somethin to think about :)

9:46 AM, February 23, 2006  
Blogger mizeeyore said...

here's the website for the city

http;//www.cityofchicago.org

this site may be of help to ya
*smile*

9:56 AM, February 23, 2006  
Blogger mizeeyore said...

oops..
http://www.cityofchicago.org

9:57 AM, February 23, 2006  
Blogger James said...

Any wilderness near by? If so try renting a cozy cabin. That's what Lori and I are doing this weekend.

3:27 PM, February 23, 2006  

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