Meeting family in Chicago

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Early start - having to find something to do, not waking up the rest of the hotel at 5:30 AM.

We woke up early!!!!! Trying to adjust to the timezone we're in will take a couple of days. The kids took turn waking up during the night at 2 AM, 4 AM and again at 6 AM... no need for a wake up call! We had plenty of time to organize our luggage, get ready for breakfast and enjoy a very nice breakfast in 2100 Blue Restaurant on the 9th floor at The Renaissance Hotel Chicago.

My aunt and uncle came to pick us up at 9 AM, and we drove home to their place to meet up with my cousin and the kids second cousins. So nice to see them all.

After spending some time togheter, catching up the last 15-20 years...., we went for lunch at the Olive Garden! Their servings were huge - compared to Norwegian servings... LOL. Couldn't finish, but loved every bite!

The girls went shopping, and Madeleine though she was in heaven... getting a Pretty Dress, a Build A Bear with various outfits and shorts/tank-top pluss sunglasses from my aunt. Madeleine could not belive herself... thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you..... The boys hang out, playing videogames and chatting. Who says girls talk a lot??? LOL

We went back to our hotel in the afternoon, had a nice dinner at the 9th floor again, and tried to get some sleep, before leaving bright and early the next morning at 5:00 AM

ceccen says:
Det er skikkelig gøy å følge dere via denne bloggen - ser ut som om dere har det helt fantastisk.
Posted on: Jun 25, 2009
emnottawa says:
Lots to read and many photos to see....love them all and keep enjoying your stay out in Florida too!
Posted on: Jun 24, 2009
rnadarajah says:
Glad you guys arrived safely in the US. Welcome (again!). Hope Florida's heat isn't too much for you!!
Posted on: Jun 24, 2009
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Early start - having to find somet…
Early start - having to find some…
Happy and excited to see her famil…
Happy and excited to see her fami…
Coffee maker in our room, really c…
Coffee maker in our room, really …
Nice breakfast at 9th floor restau…
Nice breakfast at 9th floor resta…
Im HAPPY and hungry :-)
I'm HAPPY and hungry :-)
Madeleine relaxed and enjoying her…
Madeleine relaxed and enjoying he…
Marcus loved the flowers outside t…
Marcus loved the flowers outside …
Im soooo excited to meet the rest…
I'm soooo excited to meet the res…
More nice flower arrangements....
More nice flower arrangements....
Pretty!!
Pretty!!
Outside The Renaissance Hotel Chic…
Outside The Renaissance Hotel Chi…
Hi USA were ready for u
Hi USA we're ready for u'
Jan absolutely loooove it here!
Jan absolutely loooove it here!
Waiting outside the hotel... hot b…
Waiting outside the hotel... hot …
Madeleine and her second cousin So…
Madeleine and her second cousin S…
Marcus had fun together with his s…
Marcus had fun together with his …
The rest of the gang in Chicago, L…
The rest of the gang in Chicago, …
Having lunch at Olive Garden :-) L…
Having lunch at Olive Garden :-) …
Dont you want some of my dessert?…
Don't you want some of my dessert…
I am not sharing mine ;-)
I am not sharing mine ;-)
Marcus the joker... Maddie the pho…
Marcus the joker... Maddie the ph…
Marcus took this picture.
Marcus took this picture.
...Maddie the joker!
...Maddie the joker!
Leanne helping Madeleine get a bir…
Leanne helping Madeleine get a bi…
And here she is typing like a pro.…
And here she is typing like a pro…
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