Sunday, April 23, 2017

Fox River Forest Preserve: Serenity Found

Fox River Forest Preserve in Port Barrington, IL

Fox River Forest Preserve in Port Barrington, IL provided us with much needed serenity after a busy work week. Situated along the Fox River, our hike yielded stunning water views. We found the preserve to be very alive with birds, so bring along your binoculars if you visit. We paused from time to time to scan the shore across from us and spotted a heron. So, take a peek! There also is a heron and egret rookery.


Friday, April 21, 2017

April Degustabox: Goodies & A Coupon Code

April Degustabox full of foodie goodies

This month's Degustabox was packed full of so many interesting products! Each month, I eagerly await my box to see what treats I get to experience. Here is a run down of what I received this month:

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Earth Day and Spring Fun}

Down tree at Ryerson Woods

    Spring is here and there is plenty of fun this weekend! Here are my picks:

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    Maumee Valley Chocolate and Candy in Ohio

    Maumee Valley Chocolate and Candy in Ohio

    If you have been following this blog for awhile, you know that I have an affinity for chocolate. So, I definitely had to make a new chocolate discovery on our recent trip. I checked for something en route and found Maumee Valley Chocolate and Candy in Maumee, Ohio not too far from Toledo.


    Sunday, April 16, 2017

    Valley Forge National Historical Park: Exploring Pivotal American History

    Valley Forge National Historical Park

    Valley Forge National Historical Park in Pennsylvania was one of the first historic sites I visited as a child. The struggles faced by General Washington and his men during the winter encampment of 1777-1778 forever left an impression on me. During our recent trip out to New Jersey, we had just an enough time to make a stop at this significant site. The site is incredible both for learning about the founding of our country and enjoying nature.


    Friday, April 14, 2017

    Open House Racine County May 6, 2017

    Earthcare Suri Alpacas in Rochester, Wisconsin
    Earthcare Suri Alpacas image courtesy of  Real Racine
    Open House Racine County in Wisconsin provides explorers with a unique opportunity to explore 60 local treasures and iconic structures some of which are not often available to the public. The event features a build your own itinerary using the website to compile a list of sites that pique your interest. Interesting Racine County places will include historic sites, creative spaces, insightful museums and more.


    Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Wednesday Weekend Windup: {Easter Eggs, Earth Day and More}

    Easter eggs in Easter basket

    Spring is in full swing and Easter is this weekend! Here are some family fun events to enjoy: