Monday, October 21, 2019

Savoring the Flavors at Chicago Mike's Ice Cream Co. in Highwood, Illinois


Savoring the Flavors at Chicago Mike's Ice Cream Co. in Highwood, Illinois

Savoring the Flavors at Chicago Mike's Ice Cream Co. in Highwood, Illinois

Ice cream was perfect for this past pretty warm October weekend! We visited Chicago Mike's Ice Cream Co. in Highwood for the first time and were immediately enamored with this local family business housed in an old fire station. I mean, isn't it cute?

Friday, October 18, 2019

Buffalo Creek Forest Preserve in Long Grove, Illinois; Wandering the Trails as Preserve Improvement Continues





































Buffalo Creek Forest Preserve in Long Grove, Illinois; Wandering the Trails as Preserve Improvement Continues

This fall, we have taken to walking the paths of newly renovated Buffalo Creek Forest Preserve in Long Grove, Illinois. We have been watching the improvements for quite some time as we passed by and were excited to finally try out the trails!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Halloween Fun and Frights, Artisans, Glass Pumpkins, Fossils, Hot Air Balloons and More!}


Halloween Fun and Frights, Artisans, Glass Pumpkins, Fossils, Hot Air Balloons and More Chicago Suburban Family Fun October 18-20, 2019!

The weekend is nearly here! There are plenty of fun Halloween and fall activities ahead! Here are my picks:

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Tivoli Gardens: No Copenhagen Visit is Complete Without a Visit

Tivoli Gardens: No Copenhagen Visit is Complete Without a Visit

Tivoli Gardens: No Copenhagen Visit is Complete Without a Visit

What is a visit to Copenhagen without a visit to Tivoli Gardens? We were fortunate to have a hotel nearby, so were able to make a couple of visits to both the park and its food court. Tivoli Gardens is the second oldest operating amusement park in the world! So we were exploring a part of history!

Friday, October 11, 2019

The View from the Top of the Wisconsin State Capitol Building

The View from the Top of the Wisconsin State Capitol Building


The View from the Top of the Wisconsin State Capitol Building

During our visit to Madison, I noticed that visitors had been enjoying views from the rotunda of the state capitol building. So, I knew that we had to ascend and take a peek!


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Scarecrow Fest, Pumpkin Festivals, Glass Pumpkins, Corn Fest and More}


Scarecrow Fest, Pumpkin Festivals, Glass Pumpkins, Corn Fest and More Fall Fun in the Chicago Suburbs October 11-13, 2019:


The weekend is right around the corner and there is a ton of fall fun! Here are my picks for the weekend:



Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Climbing Grabrok Crater in West Iceland

Climbing Grabrok Crater in West Iceland

Climbing Grabrok Crater in West Iceland 

Grabrok Crater is a crater in a volcanic fissure located in West Iceland just off of the Ring Road. The site allows you to climb up into the crater.  The path up the crater is largely a wooden trail.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Lunch Brunch at Casetta Kitchen and Counter in Madison, Wisconsin

Lunch Brunch at Casetta Kitchen and Counter in Madison, Wisconsin

Lunch Brunch at Casetta Kitchen and Counter in Madison, Wisconsin

We happened upon Casetta Kitchen and Counter quite by accident while visiting Madison. We parked nearby to walk over to the Wisconsin Historical Museum and happened to pass by. Our interest was piqued and we were hungry. I am glad that we went in. We had a great meal!