A Trip of Firsts to the Midwest

Scott and I recently returned from a great trip to the Midwest where we experienced many firsts.  Our goal is to visit all 50 states, and we knocked four off the list on this trip: IL, WI, MI, and IN (only 26 to go).  The reason for the trip was a wedding of two good friends.  I officiated the ceremony, and Scott was a groomsman.  So here is a list of all the things that we experienced for the first time on this trip.

First time…
… going to an MLB game. We saw the Cubs play at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
… line dancing.
… swimming in Lake Michigan.
… seeing a skunk.
… eating a Cubano sandwich.
… eating Beignets.
… eating fried cheese curds.
… seeing and feeding mini horses.
… seeing a musical fountain show.
… screen-printing a t-shirt.  We visited a friend’s friends’ house where they have a small screen printing operation right in their living room, and Scott got to make his own shirt.  Their shirts are available for sale at their shop called Bad Mojo Design on Etsy.
… seeing a lightning storm from an airplane.
… seeing Northern Lights from an airplane.
… visiting these ten breweries: Goose Island, Half Acre, Piece Brewing, Revolution Brewing, Brewery Vivant, Founders Brewing, Bell’s Brewing (Scott painted live there), Three Floyds Brewing, Harmony Brewing and Perrin Brewing.

Everyone was really nice in the Midwest, and we enjoyed our time there.


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