West Michigan has a lot to offer when it comes to adventure. I’m sharing 7 adventures that you will want to add to your list to try during your next visit.
Summer is the perfect time to relax and recharge. It’s also a great time to take advantage of longer hours of daylight and special events taking advantage of the beautiful weather. To maximize your summer fun, make a list of events at the beginning of summer, then add the adventures into your schedule.
I invited travelers to share about their favorite adventures from the summer. I love getting new ideas and tips when I talk to other travelers. I also get lots of new ideas for travel destinations and adventures that I want to add to my list for the future. I think that you will find many adventures that you will want to add to your list after you read their stories.
I’m not ready for you to be over.
Do you ever notice how easy it is to think of a list of things you want to do over the summer …….and then……. how quickly summer flies by before you’ve crossed everything off your list? [Read more…]
How would you define your best summer?
Summer always seems to go by WAY too fast. I love Summer because it’s such a great time of year to slow down and appreciate the simple things. I’m not ready for it to be over any time soon and I want to do everything I can to make it last a little longer. Here are a few simple ways that you can slow down your summer.
1. Stop to enjoy the detail of the flowers in your neighborhood
2. Catch fireflies or lightning bugs (depending on where you are from)
3. Go swimming and play in the water
4. Put your toes in the sand either by the ocean or in a sandbox
5. Enjoy a sunset over water
7. Cool off with a Bomb Pop
My boys love when I surprise them with a treat “just because.” You can’t go wrong with the original Bomb Pop. You get multiple flavors in red, white and blue in the classic rocket shape .
You can find Bomb Pops at a local Kroger retailer near you. Find out more about Bomb Pop from their website.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Bomb Pop. All opinions are my own.
The Krohn Conservatory has a new floral exhibit that combines beautiful flowers with produce that you can eat. Each time I visit the Krohn Conservatory I’m impressed by their creative landscaping.
This year’s creative floral show will feature a landscape filled with summer annuals and edible plants. Included among the plants will be fruits, vegetables, edible trees and shrubs, as well as new, top-rated plants from All America Selections selected by the National Garden Bureau. The Edible Landscape, presented by Scherzinger Termite and Pest Control,will demonstrate how a carefully planned landscape design can create a residential garden that is both attractive and productive.
The 2014 Summer Floral Show at the Krohn Conservatory
July 4 – August 24, 2014,
Tuesdays – Sundays
10 am – 5 pm and closed on Mondays.
Krohn Conservatory will also offer numerous seminars and programs throughout the Summer Show that will help all ages learn more about how to embrace the “garden to table” movement. Scheduled in July are “Urban Gardening” and “Tower to Table”– then in August, “Family Food Camps” will be held every Saturday where each week a new food experience awaits your family.
SUMMER SHOW SPECIAL SEMINARS
(All special seminars included in the price of admission unless Preregistration is required)
4th of July at Krohn
Friday, July 4 • 11am – 2 pm
Food vendor Chill Shaved Ice will have a variety of food options available to purchase for lunch. Make a special patriotic craft! Live music from 1-3 pm will make this a very special day. Farmer Mike of Martin Hill Farms LTD will have fresh produce to purchase as well from 10 am – 3pm.
Urban Gardening – with Aeroponics expert Meghan Fronduti
Saturdays • July 5 and July 19 • 11am – Noon
Learn how to easily grow an abundance of vegetables and herbs on a porch, deck or rooftop!
Krohn Zone – Edible Flowers
Saturday, July 19 • 1 – 3 pm (following the Urban Gardening seminar)
Learn all about Edible Flowers and how you can include them in delicious recipes.
Join Chef Ursula to learn all about Edible Flowers and how you can include them in delicious recipes. Sample some of her great dishes.
Calling all Chefs – from Tower to Table
Tuesday, July 22 • 4 – 6 pm
Learn how to create your own edible garden for the ultimate in fresh, local ingredients.
Preregistration required. Added fees.
$10 per person (includes admission to the Conservatory
Farmer Mike’s Market
Every Saturday in July from 10 am – 3 pm
Stop by Farmer Mike’s Market from (Martin Hill Farms LTD) and pick up some local fresh produce. He’ll be outside on the patio.
The Edible Classroom – Aeroponics for Teachers
Wednesday, August 6th • 4 – 6 pm
Easy maintenance, extended growing season, and garden mobility are just a few of the reasons educators across the country are embracing aeroponics.
Family Food Camps at Krohn
Presented by the Francis R. Luther Charitable Trust
Preregistration required. Added fees.
$8.00 per adults and $4 per child (5-12) per class.
Includes Summer Show admission and a take-away project
Join us at Krohn for four Saturdays in August to learn more about how to grow and prepare healthy food choices for your family. Each week will be a new experience to engage children and to educate families in how to make healthy food choices, grow some of your own edibles, and how to prepare them, together.
Presto! It’s Pesto
Saturday, August 2 • 10 am -12 pm
Join Krohn staff and Meghan Fronduti of Juice Plus and Tower Gardens to learn about aeroponics and how to grow beautiful edibles with very little space or effort. Learn about spiralizing veggies to make a healthy pasta-like base for your homemade pesto.
Green Magic! Spices and Herbs
Saturday, August 9 • 10am -Noon
Join Krohn staff and The Spice & Tea Exchange to learn more about using herbs and spices to flavor your foods. Make your own special salsa and pot up a pepper plant to take home.
“There’s (Edible) Gold in those Hills”: learn the secrets of harvesting and a variety of uses for preserved foods
August 16 • 10 am – Noon
Join Krohn staff and other experts to learn how to harvest and preserve your summer bounty.
Wild Foods and Flowers
August 23 • 10 am – Noon
Join Krohn staff and Mary Dudley from the Civic Garden Center to learn more about wild edibles and flowers. Design a salad with a rainbow of colors and many healthful benefits. Chef Ursula will make a salad with a rainbow of colors and many healthful benefits for sampling.
2014 Summer Floral Show – The Edible Landscape
July 4 – August 24, 2014 • Daily 10 am – 5 pm
Tuesday – Sunday (Closed Monday)
Adults $4.00 • Youth $2.00 (5-12 years old)• Children FREE (4 and under)
For more information about the Summer Show at Krohn Conservatory,
call 513.421.5707 or visit www.cincinnati.com
The Krohn Conservatory is located 1501 Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45202
I’ve been given a 4 Pack of Tickets to Giveaway
Disclosure: I was given tickets for review and giveaway purposes. All opinions are my own.
I had been wanting to check out the luge track in Muskegon, Michigan for awhile, so when I heard you that could try a luge track in the summer, I knew this would be fun for the boys and I to try.