Thursday, December 14, 2017

Jingle and Mingle Holiday Party at The Wildbird Shack December 16

Holiday Party at The Wildbird Shack in Mount Prospect, Illinois

The Wildbird Shack in Mount Prospect, IL will be having a fun holiday party with great deals on December 16 from 10AM-5:30PM! The fun will include hot chocolate, special deals every hour, select products at 25% off and a peanut counting contest. Plus, there is a free Bird Tales Story Hour at 10:30AM in conjunction with the Mount Prospect Public Library. The story hour will also include a craft.


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Traveling Through History at French Lick West Baden Museum

French Lick West Baden Museum

The French Lick West Baden Museum is a perfect place to start a trip to French Lick, Indiana. The museum does a fabulous job unfolding area history beginning with when buffalo once migrated through stopping for a lick of minerals left behind by evaporating spring water. French Lick started becoming famous for this mineral water in the 1840's when Dr. Bowles built French Lick Springs Hotel in 1845 as an escape where people could heal from the therapeutic waters. An interesting resident, Dr. Bowles was a physician and a minister, served in Mexican-American War and was a Copperhead during the Civil War. Some of the many interesting things we learned at the museum!


Saturday, December 9, 2017

French Lick Resort's 50 Days of Lights

French Lick Resort's  50 Days of Lights

French Lick Resort in Indiana captivated us last weekend with their magical holiday season event: 50 Days of Lights. The spectacular event is full of family merriment and cherished family activities including holiday choirs, story time with Mrs. Claus and cookie making, Santa visits, holiday movies and more. Both French Lick Springs Hotel and West Baden Springs Hotel magically transform into Christmas wonderlands with incredible decorations. French Lick Resort invited us to stay at the West Baden Springs Hotel during the celebration. Immediately upon entering West Baden Springs Hotel, we were caught up in the holiday spirit:


Friday, December 8, 2017

Rockford Eateries

Rockford Illinois Eateries

During our visit to Rockford, we were able to check out a few eateries. During our visit, we enjoyed breakfast at one of our favorites -- Rockford staple Stockholm Inn!


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Circus Yoga, Nature Art, Trains & More}

model train

Choo! Choo! A couple of train events this weekend, tons of holiday fun, Circus Yoga and more! Here are my picks for family fun this weekend in the Chicago suburbs:

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Midway Village Rockford's History Museum

Midway Village Rockford's History Museum

During our recent visit to Rockford, we visited Midway Village Rockford's History Museum to learn a bit of the foundations that have created Rockford. The museum presented fascinating facts about Rockford and gave us more appreciation for the place we were visiting.