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Day 2: Melbourne, FL – Boca Raton, FL

Because of Mr. Jetleg we were all awake around 5:00 am. We enjoyed our early morning by watching some TV and the sunrise from our balcony.

Thanks to all the people for reading and commenting on our blog from our travel day!

After the sun was “awake” we went downstairs to get some breakfast from the buffet before we started our trip to our next destination of this trip, Boca Raton.

For the first part we followed Highway A1A to Vero Beach where had a little pit stop at Target and Starbucks. Finally I could order my “Grande non-fat flat white” again. I was a happy camper!

The next 1,5 hour we drove over Florida’s Turnpike to Boca Raton. Well, Emily was asleep almost the entire ride. She woke up 15 minutes before we arrived at our hotel for the night, the Holiday Inn Boca Raton – North. After Check-In and getting the sofa bed setup (which was really difficult for the staff to understand, but how hard can it be). The hotel is a little dated and communication with the staff is a little difficult. But it’s only for one night.

We decided to drive to the Boca Raton Town Center Mall to do some shopping and have some lunch. When we got back to the hotel Sander and Emily went for a swim I. The hotel pool while I was watching them and started writing this blog.

In the evening we went out for a little bite to eat at Miller’s Ale House. Around 7:30 pm we were back at the hotel because we were tired and we had to prepare our luggage for boarding the Disney Magic in Miami the next day. We’re so excited to go on a cruise again!

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Day 13: Chicago, IL

This morning we woke up to experience a full day in Chicago. The weather forecast weren’t great but we decided to go out and see what the day would bring.

We decided yesterday to go for a architecture boat tour. From what we’ve read that is the best way to discover Chicago. And as soon as we were all ready we left the hotel and got some breakfast at the nearby Dunkin’ Donuts.

After breakfast we walked on the River Walk towards the ticket boots for the serve Tal boat tours Chicago is offering. We decided to go with Chicago’s First Lady Cruises and we boarded the boat for the 11 am tour.

Barry Aldridge from the Chicago Architecture Foundation was our guide and her told us everything about almost every building we saw and a lot about Chicago’s history as well.

We took lots of pictures and enjoyed the nice weather. I guess you cannot always rely on the forecasts.

After our 90 minutes tour was over we decided to walk towards the Navy Pier which we’ve had seen during the tour. The Navy Pier is located directly on Lake Michigan and has great view of both the lake and the city skyline. There are lots of place to eat and Centennial Wheel.

After we walked around and discovered that there were no water taxis going from there we decided to walk back toward our hotel and look for a place to have a late lunch. We found a nice place called O’Briens Riverwalk Café. We all enjoyed our lunches and as the sky became more and more clouded we decided to go back to the hotel before the rain started and so Emily could take a nap.

After Emily woke up from her nap it was pool time. Together with papa she went swimming for almost 2 hours. With lots of jumps and splashes. At the end Emily wanted to go back to mama but first we needed towels, we ended up using 12 towels just for Emily!

Afterwards she was hungry and asked for chicken and fries, we decided to have a quick bite at a McDonalds, we made it with 1 minute left to place our order!

After dinner we went straight back to the hotel and around 10pm we finally got our little princess in bed!

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