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Elgin Getaway Full of Nature, Architecture, History and Small Business Discoveries

Sunday, May 15, 2022

 

Elgin Getaway Full of Nature, Architecture, History and Small Business Discoveries

Adventure Exploring Local Eateries, Architecture, History and Nature in the Elgin Area

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

Last weekend we visited Elgin, Illinois and the surrounding cities for a getaway and certainly picked the most magnificent weekend while the tulips downtown were fully abloom. The brilliant red, orange, and yellow blooms dazzled us and gave us a glimpse of the spirit that is alive in the Elgin Area. Although we do not live far from Elgin, our weekend exploration welcomed us to so many incredible sites, preserves and businesses that we had yet to uncover. Our weekend of discovery was just what we needed to rejuvenate. In my next series, I will share more about the spots we enjoyed in Elgin. Enjoy a little preview of our getaway below.

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Weekend Windup {Family Fun in Chicago Suburbs May 14-15, 2022}

Thursday, May 12, 2022

 

Family Fun in Chicago Suburbs May 15-15, 2022

Family Fun in Chicago Suburbs May 14-15, 2022

Another spring weekend is ahead! Here are my picks for family fun in the Chicago suburbs this weekend:

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Wildlife Diversity Impresses at Pecatonica Wetlands Forest Preserve Near Rockford, Illinois

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

 

Wildlife Diversity Impresses at Pecatonica Wetlands Forest Preserve Near Rockford, Illinois
Pecatonica Wetlands Forest Preserve in Pecatonica, Illinois Enchants With Serene Ponds and Diverse Wildlife

Pecatonica Wetlands Forest Preserve in Pecatonica, Illinois enchanted us with an afternoon of wildlife watching. Visiting on a recent spring day, we benefitted from a nice temperature for wandering during spring migration. The opportunity to observe busy, spring wildlife awaited us!

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Chicago Botanic Garden Celebrates 50 Years With Flourish: The Garden At 50

Friday, May 6, 2022

 

Chicago Botanic Garden Celebrates 50 Years With Flourish: The Garden At 50

Flourish: The Garden At 50 Celebrates The Chicago Botanic Garden At 50 With Art, Nature and Pop-Up Experiences

Chicago Botanic Garden marks 50 years of an ever-expanding nature presence including brilliant blooms, nature education, scientific research, conservation, public gardens, community gardens, farm sites, community events, summer farmers markets, orchid shows, butterfly enclosures and much more in 2022. Flourish: The Garden At 50 opens this May to celebrate the special occasion.

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Weekend Windup {Chicago Suburban Family Fun May 7-8, 2022 Happy Mother's Day}

Thursday, May 5, 2022

 

Chicago  Suburban Family Fun May 7-8, 2022 Happy Mother's Day

Chicago  Suburban Family Fun May 7-8, 2022 Happy Mother's Day!

We have a spring weekend ahead plus we will be celebrating Mother's Day! Here are my picks for this weekend:
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Spring Hiking and Birding at Wehr Nature Center in Franklin, Wisconsin

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

 

Spring Hiking and Birding at Wehr Nature Center in Franklin, Wisconsin

Wehr Nature Center Presents a Wealth of Trails in a Thriving Nature Haven Near Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Hiking the trails of Wehr Nature Center in Franklin, Wisconsin offered us a tranquil start to the day while admiring a cornucopia of birds, a sprinkle of wildflowers, a calm lake, and the rush of a waterfall. During our first amble along the natural and boardwalk trails of Wehr Nature Center, we immediately became enchanted. 

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Hiking Through the Woodlands of Blue Star Memorial Woods

Saturday, April 30, 2022

 

Birding, Hiking and Nature Zen Inside Blue Star Memorial Woods in Glenview, IL

A wealth of preserves hug the North Branch Chicago River and we have delighted in exploring them. A free afternoon this week afforded us a lovely chunk of time to hike the trails of Blue Star Memorial Woods along the meandering  North Branch Chicago River.

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Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs April 30-May 1, 2022}

Thursday, April 28, 2022

 

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs April 30-May 1, 2022

Another spring weekend is around the corner! There are plenty of fun events this weekend -- check out my picks:

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