Road Trip with the Bennett Family

Field Museum, ChicagoEarlier this summer, I traveled with the Bennett family to Wisconsin. I had never gone on a road trip before, and it was such a cool adventure! I asked them to write about our journey, so this entry is actually by my new friends. Thank you, Bennett family!


On our way to visit family in Wisconsin we stopped at Pilot Mountain, NC and had lunch. The view was awesome; we could see for miles.Sue at Field Museum We went through five other states to reach Wisconsin. At dusk we drove along the Ohio River to Cincinnati. We couldn’t camp as planned because there were many thunderstorms and a tornado watch. Driving through Indiana, we saw windmill farms with hundreds of windmills all over the corn fields. We camped and rode bikes along the Kankakee River just south of Chicago. The next day we went to the Field Museum in Chicago. They had a giant dinosaur skeleton named Sue; it’s one of the most complete dinosaurs in the world.

From the Field Museum we took a bus to “The Bean” in Millennium Park and walked back toward the museum through Grant Park and along the shore of Lake Michigan. Standing under the Bean, we could see multiple reflections of ourselves. Other views made us look really fat.

Physics Museum UW MadisonIn Sheboygen we biked around town, bought local honey, and saw the lighthouse on the lake. It was cold because the wind was blowing off of Lake Michigan, and the lake was only 38 degrees. (This was June!) We went to Madison to see where Dad studied physics in graduate school. We ate brats and dogs by a lake and then visited the Physics Museum. As you can see, one of our favorite pictures of Tommy is his reflection in a concave mirror, distorting his image.

We toured Hennings Cheese Factory and tasted cheese curds for the first time.Making String Cheese

On our way home we stayed at Brown County State Park Lodge with a waterpark. We need to move around after sitting in the car so much!

We had a great trip and loved having Tommy with us!

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