There is so much to see in our world!   Every day can be an adventure – afternoon at the beach in Chicago, visiting museums, trying a new activity, traveling the country and exploring the world. Be sure to check out each category for the latest posts – or scroll below to read about all things MEMORIES!

Chicago:  I love my city – and always finding new way to enjoy the beautiful lakefront. Join me as we explore Downtown Chicago adventures including museums, activities & culture.

Everyday Adventures:  If they aren’t in the house it stays clean. Outdoor adventures, indoor gyms, crafts, restaurants and anything else to keep the boys occupied!

See the World:  Traveling our great state of Illinois. The Midwest. Colorado. East Coast. Overseas Adventures. Ireland. France. Belgium. So much to see, too few beaches visited.  We’re working to change that.

Disney:  The mouse is in this house – vacation adventures past and future as we take on both Disney World, Disneyland as Disney Vacation Club members!  Learning something new each time we visit & sharing

Pandemic Photo Shoot

These last few months have been weird. There's school but it's all online. We work ...
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Explorer Van: Full Size Adventures for Family of 5

Next month it will be ten (that's right TEN) years since we purchased our full ...
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Afternoon Tea: Homemade Scones & Clotted Cream

After our adventures in England, we were determined to meet again and have an afternoon ...
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Mystery Vacation: Accommodations in England

Could you imagine packing for a ten-day trip with NO idea of where you were ...
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Mystery Trip: Destination Revealed

After months of wondering, worrying, planning and packing the big day had finally arrived. Waking ...
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Mystery Trip: Destination Unknown – Part Three (More Sleeps!)

The packing has begun. I have no idea what to pack, but at least I ...
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Mystery Trip: Destination Unknown (Part 2)

I have only one month. Thirty days. Departure from ORD to who knows where. I ...
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Mystery Trip: Destination Unknown (Part I)

I still can't believe I agreed to this. In three short months, I will be ...
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Chicago Marathon – Professional Spectator Plan

Forget about a day off school.  Forget about Columbus Day sales.  When October rolls around ...
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Ireland: Family history atop Nephin mountain

Sometimes an adventure can take you far beyond your wildest imagination. In 2017 we took ...
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