Monthly Archives: September 2014

Campus Martius in September


” Let’s go to the BEACH!” is my B’s number ONE request after school every day. Campus Martius has made a beautiful beach to run, jump and play in. With both sun and shaded seating, a water fountain to wash your feet in plus a HUGE fountain to gaze at, your kids will be happy you came. Bring their sand toys if you really want to knock their socks off!

The Compuware building is just a few feet away with clean public bathrooms and benches to rest for a moment in the air conditioning. The indoor fountain is amazing to watch and will give your kids a giggle. Street parking is readily available and lots of little eateries (mostly well-known national chains) are all within a hundred yards.

The “beach” has a bar and patio geared toward adults too with a full service bar where you can enjoy a beer and stick YOUR toes in the sand. On the flip side of the fountain is a beautiful grassy area with tons of bistro seating and a gelato stand. The stage area has programs listed on the Campus Martius site year round.


What’s your favorite time of year to visit Campus Martius?


Apple Picking in August?


It was a beautiful, sunny, somewhat muggy August morning. We decide to go pick some delicious peaches to make the perfect cobbler. Our last grasp at summer … CRUSHED. At Erie Orchards the winter hit so hard not enough peaches came in for u-pick… buuuuut, some Pink Lady and Macintosh apples were available.

We have on our sun hats, sunscreen and we are sweating… Picking apples… It was surreal. That didn’t stop us from picking a BUSHEL!!


We filled four HUGE bowls and placed them in the sunniest window in the house because they were a little green inside AND out!

Apple pie will just have to do! Plus, some apple cobbler, apple sauce, cubed apples for oatmeal, dehydrated apple slices…

What’s YOUR favorite apple recipe?