Ars Nova and Countesses & Noblemen went
(and, miraculously, everyone made it back)
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We left Thursday and drove through the night:
Although Bret Olsen didn't get to go on the trip, he did come out to
say goodbye to his friends.
The "Little Noonies", Madeline and Samantha Noonan, got to come, too.
We stopped for breakfast at
...and stopped in De Kalb to sing for
their high school students:
Sleep? Sleep is for the weak!
Next, we headed on in to Chicago
for some shopping and sight-seeing:
The group shot at Chicago's Millenium Park. Choose your favorite
of the three...
Saturday was the big day. We
started with our festival performances:
No, Ashtyn, that's not how you wear it.
Jennifer likes having her picture taken.
Who's this coming late to the Ars Nova group picture?
I'll say one thing about Ars Nova--they know how to make a great
After securing our Gold Ratings,
we stopped for lunch at White Castle:
"Ars Nova and C&N Go to White Castle"
After loading up on carbs, we went to Six Flags:
Enough pictures! Give us our tickets already!
Mrs. Noonan couldn't wait to ditch the kids and get her tattoo. (Just
But really, how does
choose between AC/DC and Metallica?
One of these Noonans is comfortably dry.
Guess how many roller coasters we've been on!
Cuteness on the Teacup ride.
"This is my best day ever, and it's not over yet!" -Alison
Next, we stopped at Rainforest
Um, Eric, I think the elephant is getting annoyed.
See, now it's trying to eat Abi!
...before eating at the food court.
And the grand finale: Blue Man Group!
Blue Man Groupies. Bahahahaha!!!
On Sunday, we started off with a river cruise:
The Noonans. Just like a second honeymoon. With 26 other
One more stop: Pizzeria Uno (or, in these pictures, Pizzeria
And then we came home.
Alex entertains himself on the long drive home.