Hi! and a million thanks for the members list!!! i haven't been here in two years and was able to find my name and by some miracle remembered my pass word!!!
this june we will be leaving new jersey, heading out to chicago for a family wedding and from there going to south dakota. traveling will be dh, two quirky boys ages 12 and 14 and myself. while in chicago, we will go to the field museum, aquarium and brookfield zoo to check out my favorite pal, the tomato frog.
what i am really excited about is traveling the Great River Road, along the Missippi River. That corner of Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota seems like a little slice of heaven....well, at least in the late spring or early summer!! we have never done this drive before and i was wondering if any of you have, and if you could make any suggestions on places to stay, see or experience. and yes, this jersey girl, will be going to the mall of america...cause by the time i get there i will need my mall fix and i understand that there is an amusement park that the boys will enjoy.
also, since i am a bird watcher, have any of you tried the binoculars that have a camera in them? and.....ok, last request because i don't want to be too much of a burden....any bird books for the drive from chicago to south dakota you can suggest...other wise i will stick with the audubon, peterson smithsonian field guides.
thanks for your time!