Travel America Summer Festival at the Morton Arboretum & Giveaway

    Disclosure: I received complimentary tickets to the Travel America Summer Festival at the Morton Arboretum. However, all opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own. 

    Travel America Summer Festival

    Native Pride dancers will perform at the Festival

    What are your family’s plans this 4th of July weekend?  Many Americans will celebrate our country’s birthday with delicious foods on the grill and loud and colorful fireworks. The Morton Arboretum is celebrating America’s birthday by highlighting a variety current and past cultural traditions. From 10 a.m. to to 4 p.m. July 5-6, the Travel America  Summer Festival will feature live performances, games and storytelling and food from all corners of the country. Some of the family friendly games include sack races, a pie eating contest and a three legged race. I have a feeling that my son will want to enter the pie eating contest! 

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    Scandal Snacks: Caramel Popcorn and (Alcohol-Free) Sangria

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    Like millions of other viewers I am going through Scandal withdrawal. Thursday nights were made for curling up on the couch and waiting for fast paced drama to unfold on ABC’s hit television show, Scandal. Olivia Pope (played by the amazingly talented Kerry Washington) and associates are brilliant attorneys that have a penchant for making political scandals disappear. In between these scandals we get a glimpse into their personal lives, more scandals. It’s crime tv meets soap opera, what’s not to love? Now Thursday nights are spent waiting patiently for Scandal’s fourth season to arrive this fall.

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