Hey everyone! I’m back after a short vacation, although it seems like forever since I wrote a blog post. We didn’t leave the area, but my husband took some time off so we could celebrate my birthday and our anniversary (they’re four days apart). I wanted to go to the Highwood Pumpkin Festival, and even though it wasn’t that far away from where we live, we thought it would be fun to turn it into a weekend getaway and stay at a nearby hotel.
Unfortunately, it was raining all morning on Saturday and it was freezing cold! So the pumpkin festival wasn’t exactly festive, although we tried to make the best of it. It was pretty cool to see all the carved pumpkins, and Penny won a prize at one of the carnival games! Here are some pictures of the festival:
I had also wanted to go to the Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve on Sunday, but it was just too cold to put Penny through a hike. So we’ll have to save that for another day. We did enjoy ourselves in spite of the weather; we went to an amazing Italian restaurant for my birthday, and Penny always loves staying in hotels. We even got to go for a swim since there was an indoor pool! Mostly it was just nice to relax and spend time together as a family. Now we’re ready to get back to the daily grind!
Did you do anything fun this weekend?