Saturday, July 26, 2014

Celebrating Being a Tourist {7/26/14}

Thank you to Ruth Ayres for hosting this weekly celebration of every day life!
Our time with Cecile, our French exchange student, is coming to an end.  This was an especially busy week as we showed her around some of the great attractions near us.

On Monday and Tuesday, we went up to the Wisconsin Dells.  We stayed at a resort that had a water park and the girls LOVED it!  Cecile said there is nothing like it in France.  While there, we also took in a tour of the beautiful Dells landscape via the Ducks, half car/half boat.

On the way back, we stopped in our capital city, Madison, for a visit to the state house and the University of Wisconsin. Cecile loved the campus and said she would really like to come back and go to veterinary school at the UW. (I wish!)

Then on Wednesday, we went to Six Flags Great America for the day.  Cecile really loved this because amusement parks are so rare in France.

Then on Thursday, Jeremy took the girls to Chicago. While there, they went up to the Sky Deck on the Willis (Sears) Tower, visited Millennium Park and took pictures with the Bean, and had lunch at Ed Debevic's.  I don't have any pictures to share of this day because I was at home, trying to recuperate from all the fun we've had these past three weeks.  :)

Cecile leaves on Tuesday.  It will be so sad to see her go.  Not only has she taught our family a lot about other cultures, hosting her has required us to get out and visit the wonderful sights around us.  It's important to be a tourist in your own world every once in awhile.

Thank you for celebrating with me!


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