I have actually never taken a long road trip—usually I am flying or taking the train. A.k.a. the fast way of getting to a destination. However, the slow way, or driving, is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding!
And we’re off!!
My mom and I left a day early so we could enjoy Wisconsin Dells a bit since we have never made it over there. I definitely recommend going there..it reminded me a lot of Florida with all the touristy shops and attractions!
Who knew driving could work up such an appetite? We found a Ponderosa’s which is one of my favorite restaurants/buffets. I ordered the grilled shrimp and baked potato—delish!
Then it was time to explore!!
All homemade saltwater taffy.
I seem to meet up with my favorite thing everywhere!
Both my mom and I got so excited when we spotted a Dunkin Donuts—Minnesota doesn’t have any!!
Coffee and donuts anyone? Hey we’re on vacation..
The morning consisted of driving, driving, and oh..more driving.
Our next destination was the House on a Rock. It was the most amazing place I have ever been to in my 19 years of living. And we took about 300 pictures, so I am going to dedicate one whole post on it once I get home—so definitely stay tuned for that.
Only three more hours till Chicago, so we took our time and stopped at the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin, Illinois which is a casino on an old river boat.
The original reason we stopped though was to eat at the Grand Victoria Buffet!
Steamed tilapia, green beans, sautéed mushrooms/onions, and a baked potato.
Broccoli, peel and eat shrimp, artichoke hearts.
Overall, the buffet was a really nice spread and the selection of food would really cater to a lot of taste palates. If you are ever on your way into Chicago, you should make a pit-stop for sure!
With full bellies, we finally made it to the city!!
Stay tuned for more Chicago shenanigans and recaps of all the Healthy Living Summit events!
Have you been to Chicago? If so, what do you like to do here?