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Wednesday Activity Review

Arb Peony Garden

Visiting the UM Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden

This year the Peony Garden at UM’s Nichols Arboretum celebrates its 100th anniversary. Visiting the Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum was on my to-do list for several years. I finally visited with a friend in 2019. We made several visits in 2021 and look forward to returning this year. Peak Bloom Season As of June …

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Toledo Zoo Aerial Adventure Course - On the Sky Bridge with our guide Lexi

Toledo Zoo Aerial Adventure Course – Wednesday Activity Review

Today’s Wednesday Activity Review is the Toledo Zoo Aerial Adventure Course. The Aerial Adventure Course was added for the summer of 2016. The Toledo Zoo hosted our visit in 2017 to facilitate this review. All opinions are ours. Logistical details have been updated for 2022. The Expedition Africa! Aerial Adventure Course is located over the …

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Ann Arbor Still Water Paddles - Kayaking

Ann Arbor Still Water Boating and Stand Up Paddleboarding – Wednesday Activity Review

This review of Ann Arbor Still Water Boating and Stand Up Paddleboarding is part of our Summer Series: Wednesday Activity Reviews. My daughter’s top priority at Huron River Day 2018 was to go boating. She also took the opportunity to try Stand Up Paddleboarding. She discovered she loves kayaking (and SUP). She has done it …

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Ann Arbor River Trip Kayaking - Ready to Go

Ann Arbor River Trip Kayaking – Wednesday Activity Review

This review of Ann Arbor River Trip Kayaking is part of our Summer Series: Wednesday Activity Reviews. The Kayaking River Trip from Argo to Gallup is one of my daughter’s favorite summer activities. Knowing she had an annual class kayaking trip approaching, we made sure to take the trip first as a family (in summer …

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AAHOM STEAM PARK - 3D Clock

STEAM PARK at Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum

Tthe Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum opened their new STEAM PARK gallery developed in collaboration with Toyota in August 2021. The night before the opening, they invited me to visit, test out the exhibit, and speak with representatives from AAHOM and Toyota to get all the details to share with you. I spoke with Mel Drumm, …

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Ann Arbor Pools - Veterans Pool Main Pool Area

Veterans Memorial Park Pool – Wednesday Activity Review

Veterans Memorial Park Pool (Vets Pool) is one of Ann Arbor’s city pools. It features a water slide, a deep end lap lanes, and a zero-entry tot area. Make plans to visit today.

Putterz Ramp

Putterz – Wednesday Activity Review

This review of Putterz is part of our Summer Series: Wednesday Activity Reviews. Back in 2016, my daughter and I visited Putterz in Ypsilanti for an afternoon of Miniature Golf after school. They are open each year from spring through fall. They are open for 2021! As an outdoor activity which naturally includes spacing between parties, …

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Putterz Batting Cages - Waiting for the Pitch

Putterz Batting Cages – Wednesday Activity Review

This review of Putterz Batting Cages is part of our Summer Series: Wednesday Activity Reviews. They are open for Summer 2021 and a great choice since they are outdoors and socially distant. About Putterz Putterz offers batting cages, 3 miniature golf courses (18 holes each), and an arcade. Over the years we have played mini golf …

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Drive-In Adventure at Decode Detroit

Socially Distant Escapism with a Drive-In Escape Room

On Saturday night our family attended Decode Detroit’s Drive-In Adventure at their Ann Arbor location. We love Escape Rooms and have missed them during quarantine. We have been keeping ourselves busy with EXIT games, but enjoy the in person aspect Decode Detroit’s Drive-In Adventure Room In Decode Detroit’s Drive-In Adventure, The Doc is testing a …

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University of Michigan Museum of Natural History - Pumas Guards the Entrance

Visiting the UM Museum of Natural History – Activity Review

We have always loved visiting the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History. We missed them when they were closed in 2018 to relocate to a new building. The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History re-opened in their new building on April 14, 2019 with phase one exhibits and the rest of the museum …

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