Rebecca had the fabulous idea to get tix to see 80s icons Pat Benatar and Blondie at the Ravinia Festival, a fun outdoor amphitheater. I would post pictures of Rebecca and I at the concert but we were just eating nonstop and sweating profusely. It was kind of gross but we didn’t care once we were tipsy.
Anyway, the adorable Donnas opened the show and then Pat Benatar played a set. It was a bit disappointing. Pat was just sort of dowdy and sang most of her songs down tempo. However! She has still has an amazing voice. No question!
Finally, it was Blondie’s job to salvage the evening and girlfriend was FIERCE. She rocked, she rolled, she made us wish we were as cool as she is now let alone when we hit our 60s!!
A peak inside our glamorous tent! As you can see we’ve added a duvet cover over the sleeping bag (my idea) and a small rug. Since this trip, Dale has purchased a larger rug from IKEA to use while camping. Dale is even more into glamping than I am! We also purchased a tent light, which rocks. Anyway, during our last weekend we headed over to Cave of the Mounds….
Another view from inside the cave. It was filled with water and rather cool inside–we had to wear jackets. We had decided to take the cave tour because it was a rainy afternoon. We set up our tent and took the cave tour. We didn’t expect any more rain so we headed for a longer drive over to the Mississippi and the Iowa/Wisconsin border.
We just could not have been more wrong about the rain! It actually took us quite a while to get to Iowa because rain–and eventually the hail–came down in sheets! We had to park poor Betty under a tree in the hopes of shielding her from hail.
The next day we enjoyed a winery tour (see post below this one). On our way back to the campsite we stopped at Pecks Farm Market. We found tons of wonderful local produce and incredible baked goods (BEST cookies ever–this includes any cookie any grandmother has ever given me). What we weren’t expecting was a huge petting zoo behind the market. It was really weird!
They had a small alligator. Poor guy. I felt like he was probably lonely. Anyway, I was only going to put a couple of these pictures out but I adored all of the ones Dale gave me so I’m being self indulgent and including them…
After filling up on goodies at the market we came back to the campsite and had some hot dogs over the fire. We also watched the sunset and had some cheese, summer sausage and cheap wine. It was fabulous!