Memorial Day Weekend is coming up. Make plans now to enjoy time with your loved ones.

TAKE A TRIP TO HEMKER ZOO IN FREEPORT

Giraffes? Flamingo's?? There's more animals than you would ever imagine waiting for you at the Hemker zoo in Freeport. At Hemker Zoo, the animals are only part of the fun! You can book an informal picnic, birthday party, family reunion, wedding, workplace gathering. You can pack a lunch or take advantage of the food and drinks available on sight. They have shaded picnic tables and a huge undercover eating area in case of rain, that is suitable for both large and small groups.

Pose for pictures with the animals...visit the gift shop, always stocked with mementos so everyone can go home with a souvenir to remember their visit. There's a giant play set that the kids love, and large grassy areas that the kids can enjoy running in.

TICKETS

Adult tickets: $10.75 plus tax
Seniors (60 +): $9.75 plus tax
kids 2-12: $8.75 plus tax
Infants: FREE

GO ON A TREASURE HUNT-GEOCASHING IN CENTRAL MN

Have you heard of GEOCASHING? GEOCASHING is a fun way to spend a day with your family...or maybe even a weekend. Just go to the Geocashing website and sign up. For a small fee, you can choose geocashes to search for throughout the area...pick one, and let the adventure begin. Drive, walk, ride bike...It's all up to you. Once you locate your Geocash, you can take an item from it, and leave something behind for someone else. It's fun, and exciting for the whole family. A great way to spend time together, and have the kids get involved in the search. Plan a picnic along with your adventure.

TAKE THEM TO A MOVIE

Seriously....I love taking my kids to the movies...lunch before or after the movie? It's a great way to spend time together and open up some conversation. The Marcus Parkwood Cinema has a great rewards program..I save $5 almost every time I go!

ROLLERSKATING

You should try Rollerskating? Even if you don't, its' a great weekend to get your kids on skates.  Enjoy some delicious pizza, or laser tag if you're too afraid to jump on the floor yourself.  Skatin' Place in St. Cloud has provided fun ever since I can remember!

PLAN A PARTY IN YOUR BACKYARD

Do you know how much fun your backyard can really be? If you've got younger kids, it might be a great weekend to buy a little dipper pool, get some firewood, put up a tent and watch a movie projected on the garage or side of the house. Have smores..tell ghost stories...sleep outside under the stars...The best part is...when you are tired of the fun...the house is just a few feet away!