The John Ball Zoo

The John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, Michigan has been a place of nostalgia for us since we first visited almost a decade ago in 2013. Derek and I have made a lot of memories together going to zoos, aquariums, and wildlife sanctuaries over the years which has evolved into our passion for birding on […]

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Hiking Beaverdam Park

At the top of our wish list for the River House trip was hiking with the family. Dale and Ginny are avid “nature people” and we wanted to trek a trail with them since we had never before explored the natural environment of Eastern Virginia. With much consideration for the hiking possibilities in the coastal […]

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The Chicago Botanic Garden

The summer of 2020 marked the beginning of our gardening journey when Derek and I grew plants from seed packets on the windowsill of our apartment for the community garden plot. Over the course of the next several months, we learned how to grow organic vegetables, fruits, and lots of sunflowers. So when given the […]

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