So, another great way we are planning on using this conference is to visit family. We live in California and don't get to see my grandmother very often in Milwaukee. With the price of trying to fly four people half way across the county, we just can't make that trip.
Chicago is a mere 2 hour drive from her house. So, we're going to leave for the conference a few days early, rent a car, and drive up north. The kids don't remember ever seeing their great grandmother, so we are definitely guilty of being bad parents on that front! We are also having other relatives from near by swinging by Milwaukee while we are there, so we are getting more bang for our buck.
All thanks to LLLI!