Tickets are bought!!!!!! YEAH
It cost twice as much but reserved 4 seats so we can have 4 carry on bags since we have to keep meds in the cooler and food for us on the way. I also got the 4 at the front table so John can put up his feet (I think) and have plenty of leg room. Atlanta to Chicago, Chicago to Nashville then from Nashville back to Atlanta.
We still have to figure out getting from Chicago to Rockford (the bus is $20 per person so it would be $80 coming and going). We may try to figure out the train system and take a train out as far as we an and them meet us there but we will know closer to time.
We have a yard sale planned for the first weekend in August to help fund the rest of the trip (the only big thing is 1 more hotel night that isn’t paid for and getting to Rockford and back). Other than that eating, taking our son and his girlfriend out while we are in Rockford and things like that.