In May, we took a trip with Lucy to Chicago - our main reason was to see the Sesame Street Live performance. You can read all about how that went here. Needless to say, not the bright spot we were hoping that seeing Sesame Street characters would be for her.
I found out that Sesame Street Live was going to be headed to La Crosse in August, with their brand-new show. I wanted Lucy's experience with it to be so much more than what it had been, so I contacted the La Crosse Center, to see if they were wheelchair accessible, and if we could be seated in an area where Lucy would be able to see the stage.
I received a very nice reply back from Art Fahey, saying that they could accommodate her, and then corresponded with Nikki Kimpton, setting up ticket purchasing and arrangements. We wanted Lucy to actually get to meet some of the characters this time, so we got the Sunny Seats package, and started to plan our little trip.
I was feeling a bit nervous; the trip to La Crosse was going to be a longer drive than the one to Chicago, but with a much less harried pace. We were planning no other activities, and told no one about our trip beforehand. We wanted it to be laid back and casual, and didn't want to tax Lucy too much. Of course, then we discovered that the days we were meant to go, it was supposed to be insanely humid, with the heat index climbing to over 100 degrees. We decided to book an extra night, and drive Lucy in the night before, to avoid the ridiculous temperatures. Our van's AC isn't exactly frigid, and Lucy does not do well in the heat. At all.
We made the drive uneventfully and settled in for the night. The next day we took it easy in the hotel, and went out for a little dinner and ice cream.
Then we headed back to get ready for the show at La Crosse Center, which was next door to our hotel.