Tag: history

Photography exhibit lets you explore the world

I love taking pictures. I love capturing moments and memories. I love seeing others’ pictures to view a scene as they do and glimpse their lives. So I was very excited when my husband and I planned a date night that included a visit to Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills. A new exhibit,

Preserving nature in Las Vegas (Part 3)

Las Vegas, Nevada is certainly well-known for the casinos, glitzy nightlife, excessive wants and expensive lifestyle. Did you know that Las Vegas means “the meadows” in Spanish? It was named this by explorers who found the springs and meadows surrounding the area. Not too far off the famous Strip are quiet parks, nature preserves and

A holiday walk through historic Meadow Brook Hall

I love history, love learning about and understanding the past, embracing the road that brought us to our family and society. I may not always love the history as it happened but think it’s an important part of what makes us. So I really enjoyed a recent outing to Holiday Walk at Meadow Brook Hall

Hiking through history at Cranbrook

By the time November arrives, I usually am retiring my hiking shoes for the year since snow and ice don’t mix well with a titanium femur and knee. I’m pleased that while the cold temps have arrived, the snow and ice are still on the horizon. This gave Justin and me an opportunity to enjoy

Activities to make sure you enjoy the holidays

I’m not quite ready for the holiday season and cold weather, but I do love the events and activities surrounding the holidays. Metro Detroit comes alive with music, lights and cheer. While the days quickly fill with parties and gatherings with family and friends, I try to fit some community festivities into the calendar too.

Exploring Grand Rapids Public Museums

Justin and I returned to Grand Rapids last weekend for a special beer release at Founders Brewing Co. and to explore a bit more of the downtown. We arrived to a full house at Founders but found a table to share with two random guys who happened to be from metro Detroit too (small world!).

Exploring stars, bats, oceans and more at Cranbrook Institute of Science

As you might be able to tell from previous posts, my husband and I are supporters of arts and culture in communities. We enjoy visiting museums, gardens, and anything historic. So we were happy to have a recent plan-free Friday evening to visit Cranbrook Institute of Science (CIS) in Bloomfield Hills. Even happier that admission

A historic visit to Grand Rapids

Last week in honor of our 6-month wedding anniversary and my new job, my husband and I decided to take a road trip for fun. Our destination: Grand Rapids. We woke to a beautiful sunny day with temps in the 50’s, which made the 2-hour drive that much better. 2 Upon arriving in Grand Rapids,

Visiting Faberge’ at the Detroit Institute of Arts

I was really excited for Justin and my latest adventure – a visit to the Detroit Institute of Arts. We talked about going for months, especially after the August art millage that lets residents from Oakland, Macomb and Wayne Counties into the museum for free. Our interest only increased when the Faberge’: The Rise and Fall

A night at a real museum

One of the things I’ve always loved about living in southeastern Michigan is the multitude of cultural institutions and attractions available for residents to explore. I’ve touched on some of these great places in previous posts but there is so much more to share. We are so lucky to have these pieces of history open