Posts in category "Vacation"

Up North, in Michigan's Wild Kingdom

Up North, in Michigan's Wild Kingdom
“Mom!” Yells 11 year old Zoe, all excited. “What?” I ask. “A brown ferret or weasel run across our beach!” she squeals. Cool, I think at first, then I worry that it may be someone’s pet that’s escaped or lost. Seeing as the day before, Zoe was running to the dock and heard panting next... Read more »

Snipe Hunt!

How many of you were ever sent on The Great Snipe Hunt when you were a kid? The perfect adult ruse; get the kids involved in a mythical animal hunt-outdoors. Beer may have been involved… “OK, kids. I have heard that there are snipe in these woods. I have only seen one once, when I was a kid… They... Read more »

Vacation Time!

Vacation Time!
I would like to start by saying that I broke my pinky toe. I would also like to say that it happened while zip lining across the lake at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, or perhaps while chasing after some zany oceanic denizen I’ve never before seen. But I can’t. I hit it... Read more »
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The Moms Got Away

The Moms Got Away
Eight suburban moms spent a long weekend in Florida together. Amy burned her feet terribly, as she forgot to sunscreen her tootsies. I burned the backs of my calves for the same reason. Several backs and faces were burned. With all our odd sunburned places, we could make one complete human (stolen from Keri). Time spent... Read more »

The Mom's Getaway

What happens when you take 8 suburban moms and deposit them into tropical climes in the middle of winter without their spouses and children? I don’t know, but we are about to find out. Seven Mt. Prospect moms and my sister from Oak Park are boarding a plane bright and early today and heading for... Read more »

Vacationing and Social Media

Am I going to get a little preachy here? Maybe. Do I feel strongly enough about this topic to want to provide a gentle nudge and get you thinking about what you post on social media and when? Yes. So here…but first: Disclaimers: 1. Unless you personally know and are in contact with every single person on... Read more »
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Things Happening for a Reason

I admit it, sometimes I can be a fatalist. I try not to be, as it triggers my latent OCD, but at other times, I want to embrace it. Things DO happen for a reason. Exactly one day before we were leave for a 6+ hour car ride and our two week stint in Michigan, I went to... Read more »

Michigan Wildlife

Michigan Wildlife
Maybe it’s that a hot day up north was 85 degrees & at night its 75, while Chicago was sweltering with 95+ even at 9pm. Maybe it’s the amazing lakes, the trees, the cherries and the wildlife. Perhaps it’s just the get-away of all get-aways for my family- lazing on beaches, searching for rocks, swimming... Read more »

Our Beach Walks

One of my favorite things to do with the kids is to take them on a beach walk. Not only is it good Kid-Mom time, you never know just what you might discover. From finding petosky fossils in Michigan to rescuing sea life at the ocean, we seek it out. Last week, we spent our spring break... Read more »
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New Years Ski

New Years Ski
The stupid cable to upload the camera finally showed up.  I hate not being able to find things, and I looked everywhere for this. Even took out the flashlight and searched under the desk. I found a lot of cereal, lint, popcorn and general gook, but no cable. Then I cleaned under the desk. Scott... Read more »