So we didn't make it to the beach like I had hoped we would this holiday weekend. We did, however, get to spend a day in the city. After a nice lunch with family we haven't seen in years (some we met for the first time!), we hung out in Lincoln Park and stopped by our favorite eateries and then made our way over to the zoo. It was a gorgeous afternoon.
Before sunset, we drove over to lakefront so we could sit and eat dinner in front of the skyline. The wind was cold, but thankfully we had jackets and a blanket in the van. Fall is definitely around the corner.
Or at last another few weeks. I am thankful though that next week we have a three day weekend, and we are definitely taking advantage of our Monday off. Maybe we'll go sneak in a visit to the beach before the cool fall weather makes an appearance . . .
School has started! Summer vacation went by in a blink of an eye. All three of the kiddos are back to school - Rocket in Pre-K, Clark in 1st, Cadence in 2nd. Add Cousin Jakey into the mix and we've got a 2nd generation of kids in my family walking up and down the halls of HAA! I think it's pretty awesome that my sister and I now have kids attending the same school that we did when we were little.
The new Superman movie has been filming in our little semi-rual town. Kids and I have been giving ourselves self-guided tours over the summer while the crew has been transforming our downtown area into Smallville, Kansas. We're tourists in our own town! I've been keeping my eye out for Kevin Costner, Diane, Lane, and Amy Adams who are all in the movie, but no luck so far.
They built this Sears in the middle of the street closing it off. Wild.
This is an actual pizza shop. It's still open, they just changed the name for filming.
Some buildings that have exploded. I wonder what the storyline will be here.
Bunches of truck trailers and plywood behind the sets/storefronts.
My future train engineer was so excited to walk across the tracks!
There are bunches of cables all over town.
Wish the kids and I could watch some of the filming, but now that we're back to school it's highly unlikely. We've had fun anyways watching the crew build sets and transform out little town into a Hollywood lot.
Heading into Chicago to spend time with a dear friend who just moved back to the States with her family after living in Japan for the past several years. I know she really misses Japan, the culture, and all the friends she left behind, so I'm taking her to Molly's in an effort to help cheer her up. It'll be her first time. I'm tempted to bring home a dozen cupcakes for myself!