We finally sucked it up and got plane tickets to fly to Chicago this November. Sucked it up, is right. I cannot believe how ridiculously expensive it is to fly out. Hopefully the week we have with family is relaxing and fun, otherwise I'll be grumpy. Ahhh, the lengths we go for family. I wonder how long it takes to drive to Chicago from TX? I never would have considered driving before, I know it's possible, could it have been cheaper?