Grady's Family Fun Park in Bloomington, IL.
Free events at the Champaign Public Library (We stumbled into a free traditional Dixieland ensemble New Orleans Jazz Machine performance on this particular Sunday last month).
Two week long day camps: Medieval Mayhem Camp and Camp Explosion! Both at the Community Center for the Arts in Urbana.
The Annual Washington Street 4th of July Parade in our neighborhood.
Meadowbrook Park, playground, gardens, and trail.
The Illinois Shakespeare Festival at Ewing Manor in Bloomington, IL.
Baby's first ice cream at Jarling's Custard Cup.
My annual company picnic at Chanute Air Museum in Rantoul, IL.
Petting the animals at Prairie Farm.
Monkeys, Tiger, and Bear. Oh my. The Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, IL (with free outdoor water playground area right outside!)
Enjoying our front porch.
Lots of rain ... lots of puddles ... welcome to the Washington Street West neighborhood Watershed.
Enjoying our first attempts at gardening.
I'm sure I'm missing something! This doesn't even include our trip to Pennsylvania or the family events and milestones this summer, like the baby's first birthday party!
Now we're ready to enjoy all of the great Autumn events in Champaign. We've already made our first trip this season to Curtis Orchard, and this month the 35th Annual Sweet Corn Festival, and the CU Folk & Roots Festival are fast approaching. I'd also like to go out to Hardy's Reindeer Ranch, and of course, more trips to Curtis Orchard. They have a new play area and some other features like a giant rocking chair, in addition to the usual kid play area, inflatables, pony rides, goat petting, maze, u-pick apples and pumpkins, and DELICIOUS apple cider and doughnuts.