Chicago – we toddled!

Wrigley Field stadium seating all over town with different logos and seated visitors

Wrigley Field stadium seating all over town with different logos and seated visitors

Amazing, extensive stained glass exhibit on Navy Pier

Amazing, extensive stained glass exhibit on Navy Pier

Centennial Park, video clips of residents are projected from 2 towers. Kids love to splash in the water cascading from the lips

Centennial Park, video clips of residents are projected from 2 towers. Kids love to splash in the water cascading from the lips

The iconic Bean, no, not me, the sculpture!

The iconic Bean, no, not me, the sculpture!

Murals everywhere, here, at the beach along the bikepath

Murals everywhere, here, at the beach along the bikepath

Entire building is covered in solar panels

Entire building is covered in solar panels

Their El has wooden platforms

Their El has wooden platforms

Trees covered in crocheted granny squares. Now that's a caring community

Trees covered in crocheted granny squares. Now that’s a caring community

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Omaha, Nebraska – art in surprising places

Our kind of farmers market

Our kind of farmers market

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Silos along the expressway

Silos along the expressway

Pedestrian bridge connecting Nebraska and Iowa, commemorating the Lewis and Clark expedition of Discovery

Pedestrian bridge connecting Nebraska and Iowa, commemorating the Lewis and Clark expedition of Discovery

Thank you, Nebraska!

Thank you, Nebraska!

Now THIS  is our idea of welcoming

Now THIS is our idea of welcoming

Wisconsin-Family, friends and cities on the rise

The iconic University of Wisconsin- Madison chair, Jeri's old stomping grounds

The iconic University of Wisconsin- Madison chair, Jeri’s old stomping grounds

Jeri in front of her childhood home in Green Bay, accent on Green

Jeri in front of her childhood home in Green Bay, accent on Green

JERI And college chum, Meryl Lee in Stevens Point, home of Alma Mater. We met some of the people in that mural!

JERI And college chum, Meryl Lee in Stevens Point, home of Alma Mater. We met some of the people in that mural!

Aandy and Denny, college friends living in St. Germaine. Kayaking in Lake Superior, bike riding, fireworks, and card games; thank you, friends

Aandy and Denny, college friends living in St. Germaine. Kayaking in Lake Superior, bike riding, fireworks, and card games; thank you, friends

Jeri and nephew Milo. Dad, Wayne and mom, Linda were awesome hosts in Green Bay

Jeri and nephew Milo. Dad, Wayne and mom, Linda were awesome hosts in Green Bay

Milwaukee is redefining itself with breweries, art museum whose building is the most amazing art piece, bike trails...

Milwaukee is redefining itself with breweries, art museum whose building is the most amazing art piece, bike trails…

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Aloha! Thank you, Iris and Kathy

Green sea turtle

Green sea turtle

Jeri and brother Milo

Jeri and brother Milo

Kailua Beach

Kailua Beach

Would-be kite surfer

Would-be kite surfer

Japanese Temple

Japanese Temple

Botanical garden

Botanical garden

Pure bliss

Pure bliss

State flower, the yellow thing, that is

State flower, the yellow thing, that is

Turquoise water, colorful fish, cacti, rainforests, parasailing, snorkeling and spending time with dear friends and family. Hawaii is indeed paradise