After just about settling into Chicago for good... We decided it was time to leave after all, so we finally hit the road.
The Chi was real nice -- great city.
It's bigger than Seattle by a lot, but without the hills, and with the L (elevated train), it feels very connected.
It was super bike-able, lots to do, toasty weather, humongous lake, and beautiful young people all over the place doesn't hurt.
Gemma showed us around her midwest, and we got a lot of camera practice in. These are all shots from both Luc and I's cameras.
We somehow finagled our way across the border and back. (Thanks to Jessica who mailed my passport to Chicago!)
Drove through a crazy storm on the way to Toronto, then we shared a pizza and tested an urban traveler's legend...
We just had to know.
With our curiosity satisfied, we woke up, made PB&J's and drove to see a natural wonder.
We've played around with the tourist-y thing on this trip, seen some natural wonders and such.
Niagara was the most recent.
She's a beaut.
It was worth the crowds.
After a brief stop in Utica, NY ("the city that god forgot")... We drove into the Adirondacks to camp.
Upstate NY / Adirondacks
We posted up in an empty campground on Schroon Lake up in the Adirondacks under a blanket of stars.
Later on, we looked up from our s'mores and watched a meteor shower.
It's all about those moments.
Then we woke up, started the drive to Burlington, Vermont, only to have the van breakdown near Ticonderoga, NY.
Hilariously we were playing around with the iPhone timelapse feature when we broke down, so you literally watch it happen on our Instagram or right here:
Luc correctly guessed our issue was the fuel pump and we called triple A.
AAA is definitely a worthy investment -- coming through in the clutch.
Then Jim our friendly tow truck driver strapped our baby up on the truck and drove us to Burlington, Vermont to a GMC dealership where we got the fuel pump fixed for way too much money.
So it goes.
Luckily that was our next destination.
So we're in Burlington, crashing at our buddy Todd's; making friends, swimming and riding bikes.
(He read the blog earlier on and shot me a text inviting us out here and we're so grateful!)
It's a killer town.
Tonight we're seeing our Boston buddy Mitchell's band play in Burlington at the Skinny Pancake, and tomorrow we head down to Boston!