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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Hum of Frogs and a Prairie Bouquet at Havenwoods State Forest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Hum of Frogs and a Prairie Bouquet at Havenwoods State Forest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

An urban state forest finds its home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Havenwoods State Forest represents the only urban forest in the state of Wisconsin inviting natural lovers to a spectacular oasis in an urban area. While hiking the trails of Havenwoods State Forest, we felt buoyed by nature discoveries we encountered in the preserve. We truly felt nestled away from hustle-bustle despite being in Milwaukee.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Weekend Windup: Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs July 23 - 25, 2021

 

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs July 23 - 25, 2021

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

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Evening Stroll Around Serene Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool in Lincoln Park, Chicago

 

Evening Stroll Around Serene Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool in Lincoln Park, Chicago

Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool enchants visitors with a tranquil, lily-adorned pool framed by native plants and layered stone slabs. While located in Chicago's Lincoln Park, the preserve provides a breathtaking spot of calm tucked inside of a busy city.

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Savoring a Summer Evening Enjoying Fantastic Eats at Mesa Urbana in Lincoln Park

Savoring a Summer Evening Enjoying Fantastic Eats at Mesa Urbana in Lincoln Park in Chicago

Date Night Sipping and Savoring on the Beautiful Patio at Mesa Urbana in Chicago

Disclosure: I did receive a complimentary meal from Mesa Urbana to help me bring this review to you. No other compensation was received. Opinions are 100% my own.

A summer evening in Lincoln Park treated us to a date night complete with nature and a fantastic dinner right in Chicago. When we learned that Mesa Urbana moved to a new location in Lincoln Park with a lovely patio, we knew that we would have to make a little jaunt to take in the new dinner spot. We could not have pleasured in a better date night experience than wandering Lincoln Park and setting in for an evening on Mesa Urbana's patio.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Weekend Windup: Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs July 15-18, 2021

 

 Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs July 15-18, 2021

Summer is in full swing and there are plenty of fun opportunities this weekend in the Chicago suburbs. Here are my picks:

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Enveloped in a Dense Green Forest at Lyons Woods Forest Preserve in Waukegan, Illinois



Wandering for Emerald Greens Greeted by Butterflies at Lyons Woods

Lyons Woods Forest Preserve quickly treated us to a magical hiking experience complete with butterflies flitting right by our heads in a dense forest. Can we say I am smitten? The Waukegan, Illinois forest preserve unfolded a multitude of natural wonders from an assemblage of habitats as we hiked through a section of the preserve.

Friday, July 9, 2021

Tempted By Fresh Spins on Mexican Favorites at Tamales: A Mexican Joint in Highland Park, IL

 Tempted By Fresh Spins on Mexican Favorites at Tamales: A Mexican Joint in Highland Park, IL

A Taste Exploration of Mexican Favorites at Tamales

**Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

Wowed by a Pumpkin Tamale. Seriously, Tamales A Mexican Joint in Highland Park, Illinois expertly crafts Pumpkin Tamales. Once I learned about -- and tried -- Tamales' Pumpkin Tamale, I knew this eatery would usher me through an incredible food adventure!

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Weekend Windup: Chicago Suburbs Family Fun July 9-11, 2021

 Chicago Suburbs Family Fun July 9-11, 2021
Chicago Suburbs Family Fun July 9-11, 2021

The weekend is nearly here! There is plenty of fun to be had this weekend! Take a peek at my picks: