Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wednesday Weekend Windup: {Strawberry Fest, Pioneer Day & More}


Local weekend family fun ideas:

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Quick Visit to Lake City, Minnesota

Chickadee Cottage Cafe in Lake City, Minnesota

During our Red Wing weekend, we drove a long Highway 61 enjoying views of the Mississippi River and bluffs as well as a peek at some towns along the way. We stopped in Lake City for lunch at the Chickadee Cottage Cafe. The Chickadee is a cute little breakfast and lunch spot. Meals are made from scratch and include salads, sandwiches, soups and seafood specialties. Breakfasts include pancakes, scone, skillets, omelettes and more. Plus, Chickadee has a brunch on Sundays and special dinner on Fridays. For lunch, my daughter and I enjoyed salads:


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sculpture Garden and Nature Walk at Anderson Center in Red Wing, MN

Wood moose sculpture Red Wing, MN

Not too far from downtown Red Wing, we discovered the Sculpture Garden and Nature Walk at Anderson Center. Developed in 1996, the sculpture garden is one of the largest in Minnesota and provides for a nice aside.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Highland Games, Wizards, Bird Tales and More}

Ferris wheel

Plenty of summer fun this weekend! Here are my picks for fun family activities in the Chicago suburbs this weekend:


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Pottery Museum of Red Wing

Pottery Museum of Red Wing, Minnesota

Pottery is an important part of Red Wing, Minnesota history. The industry flourished there from 1877-1967. Red Wing Stoneware and Pottery still manufactures pottery in Red Wing to this day. So, a visit to the Pottery Museum of Red Wing is essential to understanding Red Wing history.


Monday, June 12, 2017

10th Anniversary Celebration at Norton's U.S.A. {Barrington}

Norton's USA

From June 13-17, Norton's U.S.A. will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary! The event will include a Free BINGO Night on June 15 and a Free Showing of Disney's The Incredible Journey on June 17. Here are some details:


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Barn Bluff Hike in Red Wing, Minnesota

Barn Bluff in Red Wing, Minnesota

A drive along the Mississippi River in Minnesota treats you to breathtaking views of the mighty river picturesque bluffs. While in Red Wing, we hiked up one of these bluffs and enjoyed a vigorous hike rewarded with forest views and stunning perspectives of the Mississippi River and Red Wing.