if you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you probably know that I’ve lived in the “south” for a long time now. but you may not know that I actually grew up in Chicago. In fact, that probably explains why I don’t have a heavy southern accent (thank God!!). I still have fond memories of growing up in Chicago. I remember watching my first baseball game at Wrigley Field, hanging out with my friends at the Lincoln Park Zoo and riding my bike all the way to WGN studios to get a glimpse of Bozo the Clown. I’m planning on taking my kids to the windy city sometime soon so that they can get to see first hand where I grew up. I know my kids would absolutely love visiting Shedd Aquarium as well as Adler Planetarium and the Field Museum. I remember spending so much time there at the museums when I was little. for the trip, I’m considering using Trusted Tours & Attractions to help me schedule some sightseeing tours around town. Their “Hop-On Hop-off Trolley Tour” makes it very convenient to get to all the major attractions without having to worry about transportation. The pass gives you access to their trolley buses for most of the day so that you can check out the various museums and other destinations at your own leisure. not having to worry about your rental car or paying for cabs makes it ideal for families taking in the sights. oh, and the Trusted Tours website is even offering a chance to win a handheld GPS for simply signing up for their newsletter. Now, a handheld GPS would definitely come in handy when visiting Chicago with the family. I’m definitely signing up. I’m looking forward to giving the kids a tour of Chicago. plus, they need to experience an authentic Chicago-style deep dish pizza. There’s absolutely nothing like it and it’s to die for. my mouth is watering just thinking about it…