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In a previous post, Jennifer and I decided on exploring Duluth on a daylong road trip. Little did we know that we would end up going on 3 road trips in 3 weeks.
A day into the 4th of July weekend, Jennifer and I last minute decided to road trip ALL THE WAY back to Waukegan, IL (about a 7-8 hour drive including breaks) to spend 2 days in Waukegan and 1 day in Chicago. We began the drive at precisely 6:15am (because Starbucks opened at 6am - we needed caffeine), stopped 3 times along the way, and arrived in the driveway of Jennifer's home at 1:30pm.
Employing the help of Marcos (Jennifer's younger brother), Henry (Jennifer's high school friend), and her mom, Jennifer and I attempted to finish the 1,000-piece puzzle yet again. WE FAILED. Every piece in the middle was the same shade of color and trying every potential puzzle piece was extremely time-consuming. After spending about 30 hours collectively from 5 people, this was the final product.
I didn't document the 3-day trip much because it was a much needed break for both of us. Being with my "Midwestern family" was a great feeling, and I really enjoyed spending the holiday with a small carne asada and good Honduran food. I will be back in Waukegan in less than three weeks after the end of MacNest and will spend another 3 days in Chicago before heading back to Atlanta.
irLess than 3 days after our trip to Illinois, Jennifer and I were off on another road trip; this time around, it was a weekend at a cabin in Hinckley, Minnesota (about 1.5 hour drive north of the Twin Cities). My colleagues at the Science Museum of Minnesota (all of whom are in their twenties- I like to brag that I have older friends :D ) invited me and Jennifer to a weekend cabin trip which we cannot refuse. Good food and good company; what else can you ask for? We had a great time hiking trails, cooking, eating, and playing Taboo together. I was glad that I was able to see everyone one last time before leaving for South Korea next month!
In the next blog post, I write about my time visiting different attractions (and a brunch place!) around Minneapolis.
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