Think We Found Our Favorite Beach Town in the MidWest–St. Joseph Michigan

 

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Now that my mom has overcome her fear of driving, my life just keeps getting better and better!  This past weekend, we spontaneously decided to head to the beach, as school is lurking just around the corner and we are certainly not ready to succumb to pencils and books just yet.  No, we need a few more ‘sandy toes, sunburned nose’ memories for sure!

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Our Yoga Journey

Brooke and I have been trying to find a sport or activity we enjoy doing together as mother and daughter. We’ve tried running and quickly learned  that is not a passion of ours.  We love to hike but that is not something you can do year round in Illinois.  We’ve also recently taken up kayaking, but again, a seasonal activity.

The logical choice for a million reasons is yoga–physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing to be a few.

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A Perfect Niagara Falls Weekend-Twice!

I can’t believe my mom has waited this long to venture to Niagara Falls.  She hasn’t  visited the falls since she was a child and was just as excited as I was to head there this July.  It was basically the midway point traveling to visit family on the East Coast.

 

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A Quaint and Charming New England Weekend in Woodstock, Vermont

It’s hard to imagine a place more picture-book New England than the charming shire town of Woodstock, Vermont. My family and I just had the privilege of spending four beautiful July days here for the most memorable family wedding.  Whether you are the skiing-hiking-kayaking outdoorsy type, an avid antiquer, foodie, or  wine/ beer connoisseur, Woodstock will fulfill all of your New England desires.

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Do The Thing That Scares You–Living Outside of Your Comfort Zone

2017 has been the year of stepping outside of our comfort zones.  Doing what scares us has been our goal and we have been quite happy with the results so far.  The fears that terrify us the most are the ones we’ve focused on facing specifically in 2017.  For me, I have focused on three specific fears, and I have conquered two thus far: heights and driving distances.

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Mega Fun at Mega Caverns

Hi All, It’s Brooke!

I am beyond excited to tell you about an epic experience that I had on our drive home from Nashville.  We made a pit stop at Mega Caverns in Louisville Kentucky.  My mom didn’t tell me much about it, and honestly when we pulled up, I was confused.  I knew we were going ziplining, so my eyes were fixed on the treetops.  Boy, was I definitely looking in the wrong direction!

At Mega Caverns, you will be ziplining in dark caves a hundred feet beneath the earth’s surface! I didn’t even realize this was a thing and it is apparently the only one in the entire world! How cool is that?!

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Our Fourth of July Weekend at Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center

If you have the opportunity to visit Nashville, there really is only one resort to choose for your stay–Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center . On our last spring break roadtrip to Florida, we stayed here as our midway point and knew we would be returning soon, as this resort is too magnificent to only visit once.

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