Thursday, June 19, 2008

Days 16 & 17 - Peoria, IL & Indianapolis, IN

Since we had some flexibility in our schedule and because Jenny asked so nicely....we decided to stay an extra day at the Webers' in Peoria, IL! Kylie had so much fun with Aiden playing all day! They even did so good while we went to Wal-Mart for some goodies! It was so great to spend time with Jenny, Mike, Aiden, & Caitlin! Thank you so very much for your hospitality and for putting up with our chaos! We love you guys so much and pray that we'll see each other again soon! You know that, when we get our house, you are ALWAYS welcome at our house in MD!!

Aiden & Kylie "playing" the piano!

Cutie pie, Caitlin, sitting on her Daddy's lap!

Kim & Jenny - love ya, sister!!

After we left beautiful, Peoria, we headed East to Indiana! Since it was a short drive to Indianapolis, we stopped at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home to the Indy 500 & the Brickyard 400! We toured the Hall of Fame Museum, which was really cool! They had about 70 cars on display from 1887 to 2007! It was neat to see what cars looked like a century ago and to learn the history of the Speedway. Craig even got to sit in an actual Indy 500 car! It was lots of fun and a cool stop on our journey!

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The Hall of Fame Museum at the Speedway

Carriage from 1886!

Danica Patrick's Rookie Car!

The Borg Warner Trophy - For the winner of the Indianapolis 500!

Okay, the secret's out - THIS is Craig's new job!! :)

Craig & Jillian checking out all the old cars.

It was a great day! Although, when we got to our hotel in Indianapolis, it looked a little shady due to the strip club next door and about 20 cabs to tractor trailers in the parking lot, so we headed to a new one! And what a wonderful decision!! It's a mini suite and so comfy! Jillian is already asleep and Kylie is well on her way and it's not even 9pm! Tomorrow we will drive through Ohio to Pittsburgh, PA and then onto Baltimore on Saturday!! We can't wait!! Not much longer now! ~The Thayers & Mom-Mom :)

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