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Halloween Hikes at Ryerson Woods

October 22, 2010 Loralie 0
I’ve always believed Lake County’s greatest asset is our wealth of beautiful forest preserves. Folks in Lake County cherish the outdoors and it shows in more than 28,800 acres of protected natural space. Autumn is the perfect time of year to share these sylvan treasures with our children. This Halloween, why not take a break from the usual candy-coated madness and go take a hike?


Fall Resale Round-up {Fall 2010}

September 23, 2010 Melissa Haak 0
I am an avid thrifter and re-saler. Kids (especially my son!) grow way to fast and many times you can get new, or like new clothes for practically nothing! The air has gotten cooler and […]


Take a Day Trip to Racine Zoo

September 15, 2010 Melissa Haak 0
So, the Racine Zoo is not exactly located in Lake County, IL, but it sure is close enough to warrant a little day trip up north to Wisconsin. Getting there: The town of Racine is […]

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Apple Picking {Green Oaks}

September 11, 2010 Melissa Haak 0
Last year was our first Autumn in Lake County. I wanted to find fun and gratifying activities for my then 2.5 year old daughter. I had heard friends talk about going apple picking so I […]