Sunday, October 14, 2018

10 Places to Look for Fall Colors in the Chicago Suburbs

10 Places to Look for Fall Colors in the Chicago Suburbs

Fall Colors in the Chicago Suburbs:

Chicago suburban nature preserves are magnificent treasures year round treating us with a wide range of outdoor activities. Fall is particularly spectacular because we benefit from a cascade of changing colors. If you are looking for a fall color adventure, these 10 Chicago suburban preserves provide a selection of natural spaces to enjoy the season:

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Camp 18 Restaurant in Elsie, Oregon: Logging, Bigfoot and a Cinnamon Roll

Logger and bear woodcarvings greet guests at Camp 18 in Elsie, Oregon

Enjoying a Bit of Logger History and Hearty Fare at Camp 18

Camp 18 on US 26 between Portland and the coast in Oregon is a must stop. The cabin structure gives you that backwoods feel like you are at an oasis for loggers. The menu is full of comfort food, just as you would expect after a long day of logging. However, the food is not the only reason to stop at Camp 18. Camp 18 warrants a longer stop to check out some of the old logging equipment and other items on the grounds as part of the Logging Museum. Of particular note are the woodcarved loggers, bears and even Bigfoot:

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Glass Pumpkin Patch, Scarecrows and Fall Fests}

Glass pumpkin patch at Morton Arboretum

Another fall weekend ahead with plenty of festivals in the Chicago suburbs! Here are my picks for the weekend ahead:

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Richardson Corn Maze: Festive Fall Challenge

Richardson Corn Maze in Spring Grove, Illinois: A Festive Fall Challenge

Tackling the World's Largest Corn Maze and Enjoying Fall Farm Fun at the Richardson Corn Maze in Spring Grove, Illinois

Richardson Corn Maze provides a festive fall challenge for families every year. As a mother of a teen, it can take quite a bit of brainstorming to find a fall activity my daughter is still interested in. However, Richardson Corn Maze makes for a challenging yet fun fall family outing in the Chicago suburban area that appeals to all ages. We look forward to a corn maze adventure every year and were excited to embark on this year's outing this past weekend.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Andersonville Brewing in Chicago

Andersonville Brewing in Chicago

Andersonville Brewing Company for Brews and Burgers:

During a weekend visit to the Andersonville neighborhood, we stopped in for lunch at Andersonville Brewing. Andersonville Brewing is nanobrewery and pub. We had to do our due diligence and try some beer made in the area, right?

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Jack-O-Lanterns, Folk Fest, Autumn Harvest, Owl Visit and More}


The weekend is almost here! Things are starting to get a little spooky around here as we move towards Halloween! Of course, there still are the warm hues of autumn and plenty of autumn fun ahead. Here are my local picks for family fun this weekend:

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

12 Midwest Corn Mazes Not To Miss

Corn Mazes in the Midwes

Nothing says fall in the Midwest like navigating through a corn maze! Since wandering through our first corn maze several years ago, we have been hooked. Now, a good old corn maze challenge is a harvest season tradition. Looking for a corn maze challenge? Here are 12 in the Midwest not to miss suggested by Midwest travel experts: