Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wednesday Weekend Windup: {Cars, Tractors, Gourds and Butterflies!}

Oh, my! This is the weekend to get out and play! There are so many fun events! We picked some that looked particularly interesting:

Friday, September 19
Friday-Sunday will be Oktoberfest in Palatine. Family Day is on Saturday with scarecrows on parade, birdhouse making and more. Check the schedule of events before going.

Saturday, September 20

If you would like to take in some art, the Fall Arts & Crafts Adventure will be in Park Ridge Saturday 9AM-5PM. There will be artwork of various media on display. Admission is free.

Saturday and Sunday enjoy the Farm Heritage Festival at the Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda from 9AM-4PM. The event includes farm equipment displays, border collie herding demo, petting zoo, saw mill demo, threshing demo, scarecrow making, Lake County Discovery Museum admission and more. Admission is $10 pp, $5 kids 4-17 and seniors, under 4 free. There is a coupon online.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pleasant Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides Highlight Wilmington History

**Disclosure: We thank Wilmington for providing us with a complimentary tour in order to facilitate this review. No compensation was received. All opinions are 100% our own.

We continued our day in Wilmington, North Carolina by reveling in the splendors of the historic district during a delightful horse-drawn carriage ride. If you are not able to fit a visit to the Cape Fear Museum into your Wilmington visit, the horse-drawn carriage ride is another excellent way to orient yourself and learn about the town's history. However, both attractions together will give you a very well rounded understanding of Wilmington history.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Office Depot Foundation Helps with Back to School and Sackpack Giveway {9/21/14}

**Disclosure: Office Depot provided us with products to try out. No compensation was received. All opinions are 100% our own.

Through the National Backpack Program, the Office Depot Foundation helps children in need prepare for the new school year. Since the program began in 2001, 3.3 million sackpacks have been given away with 350,000 donated this year. The sackpacks are designed primarily for children in elementary school and contain a zippered pencil pouch containing a ruler, eraser, sharpener, pencil, pen and crayons. The sackpack themselves are made with sturdy, water-resistant materials and come in five different patterns.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Prost! Glenview House is Celebrating Oktoberfest September 20th

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

Oktoberfest time is here! This is certainly a fun time of year for kids and parents alike! The Glenview House will be hosting its own Oktoberfest next Saturday, September 20th from 11AM-11PM. The festivities will be held under a tent next to the restaurant and will include German music, German grub, a costume contest and kids' activities!

Admission to the event is free! Kids activities will include a bouncy house and face painting and will run from 11:00AM-5:30PM. Of course, I am sure the kiddos will also love a Bavarian pretzel! Food will also include brats, potato salad and sauerkraut. Of course, there will also be cold brews including Munich’s Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest! If you come dressed in your best German garb, you will be entered in a contest to win a $50 gift certificate to Glenview House so get that lederhosen ready. Sounds like a fun a event and way to enjoy a bite to eat! We have enjoyed several meals at the Glenview House--take a look at at the great food in our previous post! Prost!

Begin Exploring Wilmington, North Carolina at the Cape Fear Museum

Replica of Giant Ground Sloth found during road construction.
**Disclosure: We thank Wilmington for providing us with complimentary admission in order to conduct an accurate review. No compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

Historical. Beautiful. Fun. Welcoming. Curious. Artistic. Unique. This is how we found the Wilmington, North Carolina area. From the first moment of our trip, we knew that we had found a new "home" for us, a new place that we hope to visit from time to time.