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Monday, June 14, 2021

Wandering the Wetlands of Omaha's Heron Haven Spotting a Wealth of Wildlife

 Wandering the Wetlands of Omaha's Heron Haven Spotting a Wealth of Wildlife

Evening Walk at Heron Haven Delights With Wildlife Sightings

On a peaceful evening in Omaha, we adventured to the enchanting wetlands of  Heron Haven to scout for wildlife. Evening is one of my favorite times to be on the search for wildlife and our evening walk at Heron Haven did not disappoint!

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Weekend Windup: 23 Family Fun Events in the Chicago Suburbs June 10-13, 2021

 

Chicago Suburbs Family Fun June 10-13, 2021

I know that a lot of you are probably itching to get out there and enjoy summer fun! There are plenty of great ideas for this weekend! With this transition period due to COVID protocols, please check the venue's website before venturing out to make sure you follow their protocols. Here are my picks for this weekend:

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

History, Hiking and Omaha Views from Lewis & Clark Monument Park in Council Bluffs, Iowa

 History, Hiking and Omaha Views from Lewis & Clark Monument Park in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Learning History and Admiring a Unique Landscape at Lewis & Clark Monument Park in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Lewis & Clark Monument Park in Council Bluffs, Iowa not only marks a significant historic moment but also offers amazing views and hiking in the Loess Hills. Overall, we found Lewis & Clark Monument Park to be quite and impressive. We loved exploring this fantastic spot for hiking near Omaha.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Ravines, Bluffs and Lake Michigan Views Dazzle at Warnimont Park in Cudahy, Wisconsin

Ravines, Bluffs and Lake Michigan Views Dazzle at Warnimont Park in Cudahy, Wisconsin
Warnimont Park Provides for an Intriguing and Beautiful Wisconsin Hiking Location Near Milwaukee

Warnimont Park bestows hikers with a beautiful and intriguing hiking location in Cudahy, Wisconsin, south of Milwaukee. The preserve maintains a section of the extensive and paved Oak Leaf Trail. However, for us, the natural Forked Aster Trail is the star of the preserve. This impressive trail spindles off of the Oak Leaf Trail and offers a wander through stunning nature.

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Local Art Pop Up and Nature Trails Charm at Izaak Walton Park in Prospect Heights, Illinois

 Local Art Pop Up and Nature Trails Charm at Izaak Walton Park in Prospect Heights, Illinois

Izaak Walton Park and Prospect Heights Slough Present a Beautiful Nature Oasis

Izaak Walton Park in Prospect Heights, Illinois has been hidden in plain sight from me for way too long. The 4.0 acre preserve is only a few minutes from my home in Arlington Heights. Now that I have discovered this sweet little preserve, I will be spending quite a few quiet moments meandering its trails.

Friday, June 4, 2021

Quad Cities Waterfall and Duck Creek Charm at Bettendorf, Iowa's Devils Glen Park

 Meandering Along Duck Creek Waterfall Hunting at Devils Glen Park in Bettendorf, Iowa

Meandering Along Duck Creek at Devils Glen Park in Bettendorf, Iowa

Disclosure: Thank you to Visit Quad Cities for hosting my trip to the Quad Cities in order to share incredible experiences with my audience. Opinions are 100% my own.

Devils Glen Park beckoned us to wander and scout for a waterfall! The first park established in Bettendorf, Iowa features limestone bluffs, woodlands, Duck Creek, a waterfall and plenty of green space. We spent a quiet Sunday morning wandering the paths of Devils Glen Park. While the waterfall is a star and worthy of adding as an Iowa waterfall trip, the entire preserve brought a calm only nature can to our morning.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Weekend Windup: Family Fun Ideas in the Chicago Suburbs June 4-6, 2021

 22 Family Fun Events in the Chicago Suburbs June 4-6, 2021

22 Family Fun Events in the Chicago Suburbs June 4-6, 2021

Summer weekends are here and there is plenty of fun to be had! Here are my picks for this upcoming weekend:

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Reposing at the Radisson on John Deere Commons in Moline, Illinois

Enjoying a Calm End to Daily Adventures at the Radisson on John Deere Commons in Moline, Illinois

Enjoying a Calm End to Daily Adventures at the Radisson on John Deere Commons in Moline, Illinois

Disclosure: Thank you to Visit Quad Cities for hosting my trip to the Quad Cities in order to share incredible experiences with my audience. Opinions are 100% my own.

The Radisson on John Deere Commons maintains a perfect position for a Quad Cities getaway. During our relaxing stay, we found that we were only footsteps away from so many food options! Additionally, the John Deere Pavilion and the TaxSlayer Center are adjacent.