Sunday, June 25, 2017

Scottish Festival and Highland Games Recap

Scottish bagpipers at the Scottish Festival and Highland Games in Itasca, IL

The Scottish Festival and Highland Games is an annual two day festival celebrating Scottish culture held in Itasca, Illinois. This month we explored the Scottish Festival and Highland Games for the first time this year and discovered a unique Chicago area event to be on your summer list every year!

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Touring Naperville, Illinois on Naperville Trolley! Ding! Ding!


Naperville Trolley

Our first summer adventure was a trip on Naperville Trolley! Ding! Ding! If you have never toured Naperville via trolley, I highly recommend the adventure! Of course, how could you resist after seeing this adorable trolley roaming around town?

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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:

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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.

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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:

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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.

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