Monday, October 24, 2016
This past visit was our third visit to Reykjavik and I can say we never get tired of walking around the city. The flavor is so different from home, how could we not be in love? With a population much smaller than our native Chicago, walking around without the hustle bustle is pleasant and quite soothing. The relaxed atmosphere truly allows explorers to enjoy the architecture, squares and artwork throughout the city.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
This weekend certainly was as picture perfect as they can be in late October -- great temperatures and plenty of sun! Late Saturday afternoon we capitalized on the weather and visited Crabtree Nature Center for the Art in Nature Nocturne Event.
Friday, October 21, 2016
In Arlington Heights, we are lucky to have a pretty elaborate and cool Halloween display on the 600 block of North Drury Lane. If you visit, you will truly appreciate the ability to walk through the display and admire all of the spooky surprises! Light and motion really enhance the experience.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
While in Iceland, we experienced Grayline's Game of Thrones tour and explored some of the truly magical places that provide epic settings for the popular show. Striking landscapes are a crucial element of the show, so Iceland easily provides some fantastic shooting locations. However if you are not a fan of the show, you will still appreciate the stunning natural settings.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Ghost and goblins are starting to come out in full force! Here are my favorite events this weekend -- great ways to enjoy fall and Halloween:
Monday, October 17, 2016
Stunning! We spent a day wandering along Iceland's South Coast from Reykjavik to Vik and reveled in the dramatic natural splendor of Iceland. An adventure through the South Coast truly puts in perspective the forces at work within the Earth providing an amazing experience for families.
Friday, October 14, 2016
The first exhibit at The Culture House Museum encouraged us to look out a triangular window viewing buildings, a slice of the harbor and mountains in the distance. Through this exhibit, we were charged with considering perspective. From where we were standing, we could view some buildings from above, the mountains rising over the buildings and the bay peeking out from behind the buildings. Thus, we learned about the area based on the perspective we had from the odd shaped window on the top floor of the museum.