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Meet the Unhuggables of the Forest: A Fantastic Family Event

Meet the Unhuggables of the Forest is a fabulous family event hosted by Citizens to Preserve Black Hawk Park Foundation and co-sponsored by the Sierra Club Eagle View Group. The annual event is an absolute delight featuring a variety of forest animals and the qualities that make them unhuggable/huggable and lovable/unlovable. My family attended for the first time this year and WOW! I was impressed. So were the three of my sons (ages 7, 4 and 2) that joined me.

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6 favorite ways to get on the water in the Quad Cities

The Quad Cities straddles the 4th largest river in the world and are we lucky! There are so many fun water adventures here, where the Mississippi River travels east to west and meets the Rock River. We also have lakes, ponds, dams, and more. Getting on the water is a must whether you are visiting or living in the QC.

Here are my 6 favorite ways to get on the water in the Quad Cities:

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West Lake QC Triathlon photo

West Lake Park – You Should Tri or Try it

Every June for the past 10 years, my husband has completed in the Quad Cities Triathlon at West Lake Park in Davenport, IA. Each year when we go to cheer him on, I am reminded of all the unique recreational opportunities in the Quad Cities. Doing a triathlon at West Lake is pretty fun, but just hanging out there is something else you should try.

Two things you should tri/try at West Lake:

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winter road after snowstorm

Discovering the Magic of a Winter Walk in the Quad Cities

Outdoor activities often take a back seat during the winter months. After all, it is easier to just throw on a pair of shoes and go for a walk when it is 78 degrees and sunny outside. Walking in the Quad Cities area in the winter time can be one of the most amazing adventures you can engage in.

The river is a magnet for wildlife and fun activities. Bundling up and going on an adventure stroll on one of the many bike paths that line both sides of the river will awaken your senses and give you a breath of fresh air. Continue reading Discovering the Magic of a Winter Walk in the Quad Cities

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