|Subject: Gary Indiana was so much fun for our family. Remember the delegates have schedule events to attend, the delegates will not be bored. Gary Indiana was not boring for our friends and family, we planned our trip wisely. We stayed in Merriville, IN a 10 minute drive from Gary an hour drive from Chicago, 90 minute drive from Milwaukee, WI. Our first night in Merriville we attended a 60's Motown show, we were at the same hotel as the traveling show. We had a ball. There were restaurants, movie theaters, mall, entertainment up and down the Merriville Indiana strip. We also had tickets to Oprah and Judge Mathis show both out of Chicago. We had friends in Milwaukee we had not seen in 20 years. We decided to attend one Miss USA rehearsal, and the dress rehearsal. We chose to make the most of our trip.