A few weeks ago, we embarked on a short summer road trip to southwest Michigan. Southwest Michigan is a beautiful part of the state with some amazing beaches on Lake Michigan and inviting small towns. It’s only a few hours away from us too, so it works great as a summer getaway.Continue reading Summer Road Trip – Michigan
Yesterday Angie and I took the boys to Go Ape in Western Springs. We all had a blast! James complained a bit about having to go on the Junior course, but after we started on it, he stopped complaining. 🙂 Quinn seemed OK with going, even though in the past he has mentioned a fear of heights. Asher was very excited. He kept mentioning how he’s a big parkour fan, and this was perfect for him…
We went to the zoo yesterday. Brookfield Zoo just outside of Chicago to be exact. It’s almost an hours drive from our house, but it’s worth it. Brookfield has a huge variety of animals to look at. Unfortunately, no one wanted to look at any. :/
Last Saturday I took the boys to a kids’ fishing derby at Maple Lane Farms in Yorkville, IL (about an hour west of Chicago). Every year in June they hold one of these, and it’s a great experience for kids. They stock their pond with fish so you’re almost guaranteed to catch something. There were also experts on hand to help bait hooks and release fish, poles to rent, and free bait. They also had a “critter pond” with a snapping turtle, lots of bullfrogs, and some red eared sliders. Like I said, it was a great experience.