Monday, July 27, 2015

A Visit to Citizens Park in Barrington



Recently, we had a free afternoon so we decided to stretch our legs a bit at Citizens Park in Barrington. We have been there a couple of times to take our daughter to the lovely playground. This time, though, we decided to take a little hike. We knew that there was a bit of a trail in the preserve but we didn't realize how long it was. What a nice walk! It turns out, the path goes into Cuba Marsh so you can make quite a hike out of it!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks by Sean Kenney Arrives to The Morton Arboretum {& Giveaway 8/2/15}


**Disclosure: Thank you to The Morton Arboretum for providing us with this wonderful giveaway to bring you! No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

You don't have to be a LEGO fan to appreciate The Morton Arboretum's new interactive exhibit mixing 464,770 bold and festive blocks with nature's bounty. LEGO Artist Sean Kenney has created 13 larger than life LEGO creations representing nature's gifts. Most of the sculptures are positioned against picturesque backdrops throughout the arboretum. In some instances, the combinations appeared so natural that the sculpture fit right into the setting. Breathtaking!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Louisville Eats and Other Finds


We always eat well when we are in Louisville and there never is a shortage of wonderful establishments to try. On this trip, we visited two of our favorites and tried a sampling of other restaurants which I must say are now new favorites. We also discovered some great areas for shopping for local products near some of these eateries as well.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Dragon Boats, Windmills, Festivals and more!}

Dragon Boat Races image via Arlington Heights Park District

Who is ready for the weekend? We have another lovely summer weekend ahead! Here is a look at some family fun ideas:

ROAD TRIP: The replica Nina and Pinta will be visiting Racine! There will be self guided tours! A unique way for families to learn about Columbus. The ships will be docked July 24-August 1. Admission is $8 per adult, $7 per senior, $6 for kids 5-16, under 5 free. Open 9AM-6PM each day.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Exploring Under Louisville at Louisville Mega Cavern



**Disclosure: Thank you to Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau for providing us with museum and attractions visits so that we can bring these reviews to you. No compensation was received for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

Ropes course. Underground. Sign me up! That is what I felt when I learned about Louisville Mega Cavern! When we travel, we are always on the hunt for the unusual and unique attractions and Louisville Mega Cavern is certainly one of them!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Kentucky Derby Museum and Churchill Downs for Families


**Disclosure: Thank you to Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau for providing us with museum and attractions visits so that we can bring these reviews to you. No compensation was received for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

For five weeks of the year, 3-year-old thoroughbreds take center stage during the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. The races are quick but they do generate magnificent fanfare. The Kentucky Derby is an important part of the pulse of Louisville, so a visit to the Kentucky Derby Museum and Churchill Downs was on our agenda for our Louisville vacation.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

A Family Visit to the Louisville Slugger Museum is a Home Run!


**Disclosure: Thank you to Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau for providing us with museum and attractions visits so that we can bring these reviews to you. No compensation was received for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

You don't get any more American than baseball! While in Louisville, families can experience firsthand an American creation that has helped many a legend in their journeys towards greatness--the Louisville Slugger!