Sunday, April 21, 2019

Hiking to the Kentucky River at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary Near Lexington

Hiking to the Kentucky River at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary in Lexington, Kentucky

Hiking to the Kentucky River at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary in Lexington, Kentucky

After lingering a couple of days in Maryland, we finished our spring road trip in Lexington, Kentucky. Before our trip, I learned about Raven Run Nature Sanctuary just on the outskirts of Lexington. The preserve featured meadows, woodlands and streams offering an idyllic opportunity to begin our day in Lexington with the tranquility and grace of nature just waking up to spring.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Comfy, Fancy and Friendly at Palm Court in Arlington Heights

Comfy and Fancy, Friendly and Warm -- Dinner at Palm Court in Arlington Heights, llinois

Comfy, Fancy and Friendly -- Dinner at Palm Court in Arlington Heights

**Disclosure: I did receive a complimentary food experience and gift certificate to bring you this review of Palm Court. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

Recently, I enjoyed a true foodie adventure exploring the flavors of  Palm Court in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Palm Court has been woven into the fabric of Arlington Heights for 40 years, so it was quite a pleasure to explore a restaurant that has been so meaningful to the community over the years and still is today. In fact, immediately when I shared some pictures from the evening so many of you shared stories of your memories at Palm Court! Palm Court is truly a special part of the Arlington Heights fabric and will remain so for years to come!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wednesday Weekend Windup {PEEPS, Earth Day, Easter Egg Hunts and a Viking Ship}

PEEPS quilt from the International PEEPS Art Competition

PEEPS, Earth Day and Easter Fun!

We are gearing up for the weekend in this house! There is plenty of Easter and Earth Day fun to be had! The weather also looks like it is going to be GREAT, so check out my Chicago Suburbs Hiking List! There are range of trails for every hiker and I have hiked them all.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Appreciating Colonial History at the William Paca House in Annapolis

Appreciating Colonial History at the William Paca House in Annapolis

Appreciating Colonial History at the William Paca House in Annapolis

Strolling through Annapolis, one quickly notices threads of colonial history throughout. During our trips to Annapolis, we have enjoyed learning a little more about colonial history each time. On our recent trip, we treated ourselves to a tour of the grand William Paca House and Garden.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Fresh Seasonal Farm To Table Flavors at Hey Nonny

Fresh Seasonal Farm To Table Flavors at Hey Nonny in Arlington Heights, Illinois

Fresh Seasonal Farm To Table Flavors at Hey Nonny

**Disclosure: We did receive a complimentary meal in order to bring you an accurate review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

Hey Nonny in Arlington Heights keeps its menu fresh with seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers and producers. Recently, the stylish bistro debuted new seasonally inspired menu items in addition to restaurant favorites. On a recent date night, my husband and I explored Hey Nonny in vibrant downtown Arlington Heights for a little evening adventure. Take a peek:


Thursday, April 11, 2019

Spring Hike to Cascade Falls at Patapsco Valley State Park in Maryland

Hike to Cascade Falls at Patapsco Valley State Park in Maryland

Spring Hike to Cascade Falls at Patapsco Valley State Park in Maryland

Our spring road trip waterfall hunting continued into Maryland. We were centered in the Annapolis area for a bit and discovered Cascade Falls in Patapsco Valley State Park about 40-45 minutes away. Patapsco Valley State Park contains 16,043 acres of preserve, so it is rather massive. Given the large size of the preserve, you do want to make sure you are heading to the Cascade Falls Loop Trail to see the falls. There are two spots that I know of to access the trail. We ended up parking on the side of Landing Road to access the trail. There is a parking lot on the other side as well. However, we did like the hike from Landing Road. I wouldn't have changed our hike for the day! Just nature bliss!

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Earth Day, Science, Easter, Art and More}

Earth Day, Easter and more Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs

Earth Day, Easter and more Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs

Spring is here which means so many of our favorite spring events are happening! Here are my picks for this weekend in the Chicago suburbs:

Monday, April 8, 2019

Investigating Early Industry at Hopewell Furnace

Investigating Early Industry at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site in Pennsylvania

Investigating Early Industry at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site in Pennsylvania

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site in Elverson, Pennsylvania provided our family with an afternoon learning about early industry in the United States set inside a scenic nature preserve. When we visited my family in Pennsylvania, we savored beautiful spring weather and went on an exploration of the historic site.