Quick Color Run Recap

Last weekend my two oldest girls and I got up bright and early on a Saturday morning and headed off to Lansing. Why? The Color Run!

As soon as I heard that the Color Run was going to be a mere 30 minutes away I was online to signup for it. There is nothing in the world to prepare you for what the Color Run really is besides getting out there and doing it.

Natalie & Cait before the Color Run Natalie & Cait with the Color Run Unicorn
I tried to explain to the girls what it was all about but they (mostly Cait) thought that it was just another one of my silly blogger things. Natalie did a bit of research ahead of time and knew a few things like there was a person dressed like a unicorn at each race.

The unicorn showed up and they spotted him before a huge crowd gathered around.

Natalie & Cait sweating rainbows

Sweating rainbows? LOL… that is a slight understatement! Color seeps from your pores, it colors the darkest hair the brightest shades of pink, yellow, purple, and turquoise. It can also make you look like a Smurf.

Me after the color run

I was lucky and didn’t get totally covered in the paint. Also… I didn’t roll in it in the middle of the street like some people.

group shot - color run

If you ever get the chance to take part in one of the Color Runs I would definitely sign up and dress for fun! Tutu’s, brightly colored knee socks, and fun hats are all part of the event.

Just a few things to remember… pack a wet wash cloth or two in a zip lock bag, a large garbage bag to cover your seats on the way home or if you’re brave a change of clothes, and a small ziplock bag for your cell phone so you can still take pics during the event without getting it covered in color.

Most importantly have fun with it!

Have you ever run in a Color Run?

#MyMichMemory – Potter Park Zoo

We’re getting close to the end of the summer but Lauren and I are still celebrating all the great places there are to see in Michigan and some of the awesome Michigan made products! This week we have an incredible giveaway for you!

Red Ruffed Lemur

Red Ruffed Lemur

I was floored when I heard Potter Park Zoo was offering… In my opinion it’s one of the best giveaways that we’ve had all summer!

Alright, so I should start out with explaining what Potter Park is for those of you who don’t know. Potter Park is a zoo that is situated right in Lansing, Michigan. The zoo has over 20 acres of land with more than 500 different animals, many of which are considered endangered.

Amur Tiger Cub Sisters

Amur Tiger Cub Sisters

What’s great about Potter Park is that it’s easy to get to, fun for everyone, they have fun family activities, and they’re open year round!

I’ve been to the zoo many times with my kids on school field trips and to just get away and do something different on a Saturday morning and we have always enjoyed our time there checking out the monkeys, tigers, and camels! Oh… and you can even ride the camels!


Cotton Top Close

So what are we giving away?
A family membership!! This is a great deal for any family… It includes admission for two adults and all dependant children.

  • Unlimited admission to the Potter Park Zoo for a full year–They’re open year round!
  • Free or discounted admission to more than 100 zoos and aquariums across the U.S.
  • Annual “Members Only Party” at the Zoo
  • Subscription to Zoo Tales
  • Advance notice of special events, programs, and activities
  • A 10% discount in the Zoovenir Gift Shop

You also get admission or discounted admission to the following zoos in Michigan. (An asterisk (*) indicates a zoo or aquarium that offers an admission discount. All other zoos and aquaria offer free admission)

  • Binder Park Zoo, Battle Creek*
  • Detroit Zoo, Detroit *
  • John Ball Zoo, Grand Rapids
  • Saginaw Children’s Zoo, Saginaw

This is just the list of those here in Michigan but there are zoos all over the country that you can visit for free or at a discounted rate. Check out the reciprocal zoo list.

The winner will also get this years photo contest t-shirt! Check them out! I love the purple one…. of course it is my favorite color!

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