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Lake Monona Views and Hiking at Turville Point Conservation Park in Madison, Wisconsin

Saturday, July 2, 2022

 

Lake Monona Views and Hiking at Turville Point Conservation Park in Madison, Wisconsin

A Morning of Nature Exploration at Turville Point Conservation Park

Turville Point Conservation Park in Madison, WI captivated us with over 2 miles of hiking trails. We relished fantastic summer weather while exploring woodlands along the trails. Turville hugs Lake Monona and is adjacent to Olin Park featuring spectacular views. Such a wonderful spot for a little family adventure!

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Weekend Windup {Fourth of July Fun and More in the Chicago Suburbs}

Thursday, June 30, 2022

 Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs June 30 - July 4, 2022

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs June 30 - July 4, 2022

Happy 4th! There are a lot of fun things going on this weekend! Here are my picks --- have a great holiday weekend!

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Beyond the Railroad: Learning Batavia, Illinois History Inside the Batavia Depot Museum

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

 

Beyond the Railroad: Learning Batavia, Illinois History Inside the Batavia Depot Museum

Batavia Depot Museum is quite the treasure tucked away near the Fox River in Batavia. On a recent day off, we found ourselves looking for something a little different to do. We love walking along the riverwalk in Batavia. We noticed that the Batavia Depot Museum was nearby, so a perfect little afternoon formed.

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Admiring the Wetlands and Woodlands of Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park in Madison, Wisconsin

Friday, June 24, 2022

 Admiring the Wetlands and Woodlands of Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park in Madison, Wisconsin

Cherokee Marsh In Madison, Wisconsin Offers A Pleasant Hike With Great Birding

Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park in Madison, Wisconsin welcomed us on a recent late spring afternoon. We savored a hike through Dane County's largest wetland, admiring various birds including great blue heron and sandhill cranes.

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A Morning of Small Business Shopping in Elgin, Illinois

Saturday, June 18, 2022

 A Morning of Small Business Shopping in Elgin, Illinois

Supporting Local By Discovering Elgin Small Businesses 

Disclosure: Thank you to Explore Elgin Area for hosting our visit.

Elgin, Illinois is the home to an interesting mix of small businesses beckoning for exploration. On one morning of our visit, we meandered through a few and found new favorites!
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Weekend Windup {Chicago Suburbs Family Fun June 16-19, 2022}

Thursday, June 16, 2022

 Chicago Suburbs Family Fun June 16-19, 2022

Chicago Suburbs Family Fun June 16-19, 2022

Happy Father's Day! There is a lot of fun going on in the Chicago suburbs this weekend. Check out my picks:

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Summer Local Art Installation at Izaak Walton Park in Prospect Heights, Illinois

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

 Summer Local Art Installation at Izaak Walton Park in Prospect Heights, Illinois


"The Art of the Magic Mushrooms" Pop Up Art Installation Enchants at Izaak Walton Park in Prospect Heights, IL

A local art pop-up once again adds a little whimsy and imagination to the beautiful natural scenery at Izaak Walton Park in Prospect Heights. Izaak Walton has become a haven for little adventures for my family since we discovered it last year. My husband and I recently wandered over to scout for birds in the preserve and lit up with delight when we spotted a new art pop-up!

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Joey's Food Fight: Owner of Max's Deli Joey Morelli Launches Nonprofit to Teach Children in Orphanages to Cook

Sunday, June 12, 2022

 
Joey Morelli Launches Mission to Travel the World Teaching Children at Orphanages How to Set Up a Kitchen and Cook

**No compensation was received for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

As I sat down to talk to Joey Morelli, owner of Max's Deli in Highland Park, about his new nonprofit Joey's Food Fight, I observed his passion and care for others while he made sure customers were well taken care of before we began our conversation. I immediately knew that I would be learning about a remarkable person with a huge heart.

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