March is Reading Month- Read Across America Day!

  March is Reading Month and March 2nd has been coined Read Across America Day!  We thought we would consult with our experts 🙂 and took a (unscientific) poll.  The ELAM kids were asked for a list of their favorites and here is what they came up with.  These...

Sledding at the Sleepy Bear Dunes

Have you ever walked up then ran or tumbled down any of the Sleepy Bear Sand Dunes near Glen Arbor?  We have!  And it is fun and sunny and hot and Lake Michigan provides a refreshing reward.   Now think of this same enormous sand dune, covered with snow and...

Round 1 of Day Trip Ideas: Grand Rapids

Need a change of pace and to go explore? Day trips are becoming more and more part of weekend plans!  A day trip serves as a perfect change of scenery and does not require much planning. We are rounding up some fun day trip ideas and this week we are focusing on...

Weekend Roundup Ideas

Happy Weekend! February 26, 27, 28  World of Winter, Grand Rapids, ending soon February 26 Breakfast and a Book with Jashon Cornell, virtual storytelling, 10a Rose Fair, Capital City Market, Lansing, all day, ½ dozen roses for $5 by Encore Floral Flick’s Family Fun,...

Simply Love, Simple Acts that Make a Big Difference!

We have recently found out about a group in the Lansing area that is doing some pretty amazing work! Simply Love was founded by Brittani Hall just last year. The group started with hopes to share ways to be generous with others, no matter how simple or small it may...

Michigan’s Blue Ice Has Returned

Being raised in the mitten, we have experienced Michigan greatness for as long as remembered.  One particular phenomenon that occurs during Michigan winters is the formation of what has been known as blue ice near the Mackinac Bridge.   In 2018, I made a day trip with...

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