Afternoon in Oak Park

We spent yesterday in the beautiful Chicago suburb of Oak Park checking out a few FLW sights and strolling around the neighborhood. There are so many beautiful houses and lawns there it feels as if you are transported back to the turn of the century.

Tay and I had been to Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and studio over ten years ago, but this was the kids first time and it was fun to share it with them.

We did a combination tour of the home and studio,  then an audio tour that walks you through some landmarks in the neighborhood. I was worried how the second part would turn out, as I was still recovering from a particularly frustrating experience at a museum in France with an audio tour where the kids acted so overwhelmed and lost. That led me to steer clear of them for a while. However, this one turned out to be our favorite part of the day! Willa and Viggo particularly took that map and speaker and led the tour like it was their job. (control issues ftw!)

We are all enjoying being on the road with dad so much. It is really great for the kids to see up close all the hard work and collaboration it takes to make things happen. The traveling alone requires a level of flexibility and self-control not normally exercised and I am proud to say everyone is stepping up in those areas in order to make it all work!

Also, I want to say thank you to everyone suggesting places to see in your hometown as we come through! I really appreciate it and look each one of them up to see if we can make them happen. Keep them coming!