We were on the road by 10 am this morning for a planned stop at a Chicago deep-dish pizzeria that Daniel had researched before we left! We had a great meal at Lou Malnarti's - their classic deep dish pizza with a buttery crust, sausage, fresh tomatoes, spinach and mushrooms. And check this out - they deliver to Canada! You might have to order a couple days in advance and it comes frozen but it would be very yummy and fun :) Our waitress was Vicki who has been working at Lou's for 41 years! When she heard this was our first time at Lou's and we were driving to Alberta she gave us a free dessert - their signature freshly baked chocolate chip cookie with icecream and whip cream! It's a good thing we don't eat this well all year.
We arrived at the Kalahari Waterpark resort by 5 pm after a 30 minute highway delay because of an accident and paying 8 times for toll roads. After checking into our suite (a free room upgrade!) we headed straight for the waterpark. No pictures yet but I'll post some tomorrow of our room and the waterpark. We spent a good hour riding the waves and sliding and we will go back tomorrow for a couple more hours before driving again. The kids were pretty tired and will sleep well tonight!
Thank you for everyone's prayers and thoughts - it's great to know that our family and friends are praying for us.