Something I should have blogged about days ago but didn't for the simple fact that I have much on my plate lately is that tonight I will be participating in a local benefit called Art With Heart. It is an opportunity for artists and creative professionals to donate their wares so to be bid on via silent auction with 100% of the proceeds benefiting cancer patients and their families who are struggling financially. Without getting too personal other than to acknowledge that losing my parents to this disease has affected me greatly, I am donating a stack of matted photography prints to hopefully aid others who understand the hardship. Click the above link to learn more.
As for the second part of this blog, on Wednesday I took my nephew to Walnut Point State Park located in Douglas County IL. He is on break so it worked out perfectly in being able to visit a destination that is new for the both of us. Enjoyable as the outing was for having ideal weather, it also proved to be a good educational opportunity for him as well as I.
Got him hopping up...
and back down!
Heading back we stopped by Kaskaskia River State Fish and Wildlife Area located SE of Sullivan IL which is another new one for us and a location we intend to explore again.