Lake Katherine Nature Center was a big draw for our kids.

My kids and I were going to see our mom, who lived in Chicago, however i hadn’t seen his in over a year, and our kids were excited to see their Grandma, however the first thing they wanted to do when we arrived was go to Orland Park and visit Lake Catherine Nature Center and Botanical Garden.

Last summer time we had been here, however it was too cool and rainy to have a great time! My kids wanted to try it again, however we drove to Orland Park, IL, and found our way to Lake Catherine.

I remembered mom bringing me here while in the summer. I was such a relaxing location with so many things to do. Mom and I were excited to walk around the botanical garden, however the kids wanted to go canoeing. They were now kids and as long as they were allowed to go alone; I was okay with it. They had been kayaking and canoeing since they were little tots. Their Mom was an avid water lover, and he instilled that appreciate in them. They were satisfied to spend the morning walking and chatting with their Grandma, and enjoying the botanical garden and experiencing nature. My oldest kid asked why it was so cool? Where we lived, it was much warmer, and we were already using the a/c, even though it was early June; Grandma invited them to stay for the summer, and they begged. They wanted to experience a summer time without a/c. I only wished I could have stayed, too. I missed mom and I miss the weather in Orland Park. IL.


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