This year for Spring Break, some of us headed East
to the Sock Monkey Madness Festival in Rockford, Illinois. It was
so much fun meeting lots of our sock monkey friends from around
Our trip started with an early morning
plane ride to Chicago.
Ginger had to pause in Chicago for
a photo op at the House of Blues, before we hit the road to drive
There were a few bumps in the road.
After 12 hours of travel, when we got to our hotel, they bounced
us to some place down the street and cancelled the rest of our reservation.
Gosh, were we ever upset, since we had made our guaranteed reservation
way ahead and all of our other sock monkey pals were staying at
the same place. Lesson learned, when in Rockford, don't book at
Coco and Knitty,
kicked to the curb.
But we're not the kind of monkeys that let
a snag ruin our weekend. We got ourselves settled in a nearby hotel
and got ready for MonkeyFest '06. Coco found a little time to chill
by the pool before the festival.
Coco relaxes by the hotel pool.