On day one we planned t o stop 2 or 3 hours out in
Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It’s a beautiful drive in itself, and I’d been through but never stopped and had any touristy fun. We had lots at the Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies.
Then we drove up into Indiana, where we stayed the night. The next day we went up to the Cahokia Indian Mounds. We only got a couple of pictures of the actual mounds, and those were taken from the car. Ivy had the beginnings of a cold and it was rainy, so we mainly hit their museum, which was interesting itself. It was still worth the slight drive out of the way, and I wouldn’t mind going back.
When we got there, we saw a dozen deer come out into the field across from the parking lot! It felt like a very special gift. We also got lots of pics of their big brass doors, which were gorgeous. Down the road from the information center, they have “Woodhenge”. I would have liked to do some reiki work in the middle of that, but maybe if we can go one summer.
I'll have more installments in the future. I'd like to post pictures of my girls getting to meet the family, but I want to get permission from everyone to post their pictures on the blog. And I'll eventually have lots of Chicago pictures, where we had loads of fun - and the girls finally realized their dream of building a sandcastle.