Go on a Brick Safari at Brookfield Zoo

Go on a Brick Safari at Brookfield Zoo

 If there’s one thing my kids love its animals and LEGOs, and now the best place to see both is at  Brookfield Zoo’s Brick Safari this summer. From now through May 29th, brick lovers can see over 40 animals in brick form. We had a chance to check it out...
Exploring Matthiessen State Park with the Family

Exploring Matthiessen State Park with the Family

When I was planning our visit to the Starved Rock area, I kept hearing great things about Matthiessen State Park. Some people even said that they preferred Matthiessen over Starved Rock. Well, that was enough to pique my curiosity — we just had to check it out...
Family Hiking at Starved Rock State Park

Family Hiking at Starved Rock State Park

Just last weekend, we did a family first – we went hiking! We couldn’t have picked a better area for our first family hike – Starved Rock State Park in central Illinois. I heard that Starved Rock is Illinois’ #1 attraction and after our visit,...