Easter Weekend Roadtrip

Spring Break upon us, we made plans to visit Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore in Michigan. Wouldn’t you know it, our daughter woke up sick and squashed that long weekend plan, but we cobbled together a road trip into northwestern Illinois, an area we’ve driven through but never really explored too much. For an overnight, it … More Easter Weekend Roadtrip

Hiking Illinois: Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

During last week’s #HikerChat, I was complaining (sort of) about the fact that my nearest National Forests are more than six hours away. The National Forests Foundation suggested I visit the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. I had thought about it before, when I was looking for dispersed camping opportunities near Chicago (there are none) and … More Hiking Illinois: Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie