Chicago & Wisconsin

I’ve had this draft saved forever and have bigger things on the horizon so I just want to get this posted. We spent the Monday after Pitchfork walking around Chicago and caught up with a few of our respective friends in the evening (and had some world famous Lou Malnati’s, of course). Got a rental Tuesday morning and drove up to my family’s cabin six hours north, in Wisconsin. Had a few days there on the lake; on the last some of my family came over from Minnesota with lots of food and some lake toys.

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correctly identified by marlon as the fountain from 'married with children'

correctly identified by marlon as the fountain from ‘married with children’

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beach by the planetarium

beach by the planetarium

madison lake mendota

took a pitstop in madison and grabbed a beer at the university of wisconsin campus, on the shores of beautiful lake mendota.

scenery wisconsin

thanks mar for these in-traffic scenery pics!

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captain marlon, swede lake edition!

captain marlon, swede lake edition!

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kids and shirl swede lake

AND THEN (no, not quite done yet) we drove the seven-and-a-half hours back south to Champaign, where Lee and Liz were getting married.

scenery to champaign

mirror selfie lolz

illinois barn

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downtown champaign blind pig breweryme mar weddingBut more importantly:

romineweddings.com

romineweddings.com

(And boy did it rain! Started pouring right as we were headed to the bus to the ceremony, there was crazy wind and flickering lights [at least in my memory haha]… and then it all stopped right as the bride started making her way down the aisle. WeDdInG mAgIc!)