This part of Indiana, close to Chicago, is called "the Region"
From there we went to Indiana Dunes State Park to go swimming at the "beach". The water was so cold and refreshing. Apparently the rest of Northern Indiana thought so too. I've never seen so many people at a beach! Even a real ocean beach. It was packed! We didn't really care though and Callie and Kate certainly didn't care. Our little fish had a ball and Callie has now seen more tattoos in one day than I have in all of my 41 years (and that was just on the women)!
We drove home a tired and stinky lot after filling our tummies with cheeseburgers and ice cream.