Two separate mini-vacations in one week.
First up, Wisconsin Dells. We took a family trip with our good friends â€“ that’s 7 girls total, no boys for those keeping score â€“ to the Wilderness Territory resort. There are a bunch of indoor and outdoor waterparks there, and we made it a point to visit all of them. None was huge by amusement park standards, but taken as a whole there’s a lot of acreage devoted strictly to wading pools, wave pools, water slides, lazy rivers, and related things. Between us, I think we went down every slide in the place (both tube slides and body slides). Yep, one of those swim/eat/swim/eat/swim/sleep kind of days… two days in a row. We closed out the place at 10:00 p.m. each day.
After a couple of days of rest and recuperation, it was off to Chicago, this time without the kids. The four of us had tickets to see Blue Man Group at Briar Street Theater in Chicago. All I can say about it is this: the show is hugely entertaining. Even though I had seen much of the show on television before, there were new and downright wonderous elements that you can only experience in the theater. Audience participation is one thing that simply doesn’t translate well into video/recordings, and it’s a big part of the show. If you’ve never seen a Blue Man performance before, do it if you ever get the chance. I’m already thinking of going to another one.
The worst thing about vacations is that they have to end. It’s back to work tomorrow. I’m not too proud to beg for your pity. 😉