Saturday, March 31, 2012

DEN in the CITY

When Sweetie and I arrived in the city, we found the DEN girls hanging out with some pigeons. Sweetie wanted to get a closer look. We don't have birds like this in the country!

DEN Stars left to right and state where they live:
Jan Abernethy on Sweetie (PA)
Gena Price (MI)
Amy Cordova (KS)
Liz Charlton (IL)
Katie Warren (CA)
Peg Hartwig (WI)
Margie Rogers (MO)
Emma Haygood (MI)
Traci Blazosky (PA)
Wendy Zahrn (MI)
DEN Stars from Left to Right:
Peg Hartwig
Gena Price
Wendy Zahrn
Emma Haygood
Amy Cordova
Traci Blazosky
Liz Charlton
Sweetie and Jan Abernethy

When the city of Chicago heard that Sweetie was in town, they decided to have a parade. She is becoming a local celebrity in this windy city!

If you would like to read more about our DEN in the City adventures, read the following blog posts by DEN Stars:

Friday, March 30, 2012

A Change in Plans

I was heading from Williams Bay to Milwaukee and then on to Green Bay, when I heard that a group of DEN Stars were meeting in Chicago for a mini DEN event. I just couldn't pass up the chance to see my friends, so Sweetie and I hopped on this train and headed to the city!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

DEN Star Karie Huttner

DEN Star Karie Huttner is making us feel at home in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. After school today, she took us out to nearby Lake Geneva. Plan to spend some time with the bunnies when we get back to the house.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

DEN Star Rachel Yurk

Sweetie and I were just thinking about finding a park bench for the night and who do we run into but DEN Star Rachel Yurk? Looks like we're staying in Brookfield, Wisconsin tonight! Aren't DEN Stars the best?

Stocking Up on Groceries

Stocking up on some good eats for the road at Milwaukee Public Market.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

DEN Star Rita Mortenson!

Sweetie and I were cruising through the mall in Milwaukee and who do we see coming out of the Apple store??? None other than DEN Star, Rita Mortenson! How Exciting!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Making up Time

Lost some time in Chicago! After some figuring, I realize that 10 miles a day ain't gonna cut it! From here on out, we're increasing our drive to 15 miles a day! Hopefully Sweetie can do it! Only 1370 miles to go and 123 days to get there! Gives us a little room for sightseeing along the way

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Snuck up on the Dembos!

Today, Sweetie and I snuck up on Steve Dembo and his son, Aiden at their home near Chicago! Got to meet sweet baby Ruby and Steve's wife, Jessica. We had an awesome dinner and they let us stay for the night. Thank you for your hospitality, Dembos!!!! See you in Montana, Steve!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patrick's Day in Chicago

Sweetie and I had a fabulous time in Chicago for St. Paddy's Day! Our hostesses, my daughter Mandy and DEN Star Liz really showed us the town! Did you know they dye the river green in Chicago on St. Patrick's Day? Click on the links below to see a video of the dyeing and more!!

1. Video of the Dyeing of the Chicago River
2. The story behind the dyeing of the river
3. All about the St. Patrick's Day Parade

I think the most exciting part of the day was riding the train with Liz. In Chicago, they call the train, "The L" and they use it to go most everywhere! Sweetie was a bit nervous at first, but after a while, she didn't want to get off the train. I guess it felt good to rest her weary legs for a while and let someone else do the transporting!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Getting the New iPad!!!!

Sweetie and I plan to camp out here in front of the Apple store in Lincoln Park. We want to be the first in line to buy the New iPad


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Pi Day in Chicago!

Enjoying Pi Day in Chicago! Sweetie and I were so excited when we walked past this window.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

Finally Found My Girls!

Rode around the city all afternoon looking for my daughters, Sara and Mandy. Finally managed to find them on the Lake Michigan beach.

Flat Stanley and Chicago

We arrived in Chicago today! What a great city! Apparently Flat Stanley was here too. I asked a man to take our picture, then we rode over to the bridge. I didn't even see Flat Stanley until I uploaded the picture. Crazy, huh?

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Golfing in Gary

A gorgeous day in Gary, Indiana today. Found a golf course, played a few holes, and now we're back on the road. Chicago, here we come!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Tack Swap

Sweetie and I were trudging up Route 65 when I saw a sign for a Tack Swap in Green Acres, IN. I thought, "Awesome! I can buy something new for DENSI and check out this cool town!" We marched right into the store and I got me these awesome new threads!

Saturday, March 3, 2012


Woke up this morning, checked my email and read the DEN Weekly Update! Sweetie and I were ecstatic to get the news that we have been accepted into the Discovery Education National Summer Institute. Of course, we would have been there anyway, but I'm glad we don't have to stand outside the gates looking in!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Tornadoes, Floods and Mud!

It was a rough week for traveling on horseback! For those of you worried about us running into one of those tornadoes in Indiana, no fear. They were south of where we were. We did however run into torrential downpours and excessive wind. Nonetheless, we are still in one piece and moving on!