Father’s Day is right around the corner and it’s time to celebrate dads! My dad has done a lot for me growing up…everything from helping me figure out what’s wrong with an appliance, squishing spiders when I’m too scared (even to this day!) and teaching me how to do things like drive a car (or motorcycle…thanks Dad!).
I have been to more Rockford IceHogs games in my life than I can recall. As a kid, I was brought along to these games on the weekends, often following my sister's hockey practice or games. So throughout the years, I have been on and off following the IceHogs and the Chicago Blackhawks. It wasn't until last season, and mostly this season, where I started paying a bit more attention to our local team. Attending multiple games this season, I can say this is a team worth watching.
I love the summer, so when August and September come and go, it's one of those depressing realities that summer is actually done. The weather starts cooling down, the sun starts setting earlier and just in a blink of an eye, the leaves are turning colors and fall has made its way to the Stateline.
Where did June go?? I blinked and all of a sudden, we're coming up to 4th of July festivities in the Rockford region! I won't complain...it's a fun holiday in the area! It's an easy holiday to love. Cookouts, parades, live music, being surrounded by friends and family...plus one of the only holidays where it's totally normal to wear a suit that looks like an American flag (yes, I know people that have worn this).
Back for its 15th year, I like to affectionately call the Classics and Chrome Motorcycle and Car Show the “100 Best in the Midwest.” This year, however, we will invite 140 of the top vehicles in the United States to the show. As with every show, we take great pride in never repeating the lineup, so I can assure our fans that they will see some of the most incredible vehicles in the United States under one roof.
This past week I was in Rockford for spring break; I didn’t have a lot planned besides seeing a few people, and overall becoming a couch potato. Other than that, I was itching to get outside and hike, and for anyone that knows the Midwest in March the weather can be rather unpredictable, with this week’s weather ranging from the mid-teens to the high 40s, but that was not going to stop me.
Winter birthdays in the Midwest can be difficult. I should know...my birthday is in January. You can't have outdoor parties (unless you want to freeze) and you can't ask for fun pool toys or cute summer clothes because you won't use them for 6 months! There is one good thing about winter birthdays though...snow!
Around my birthday in particular, the Rockford region also gets to celebrate the annual Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition!