Microsoft Visitor Center – Vision of the Future

Microsoft - BallOn our recent trip to Seattle we had to make a point of visiting the Microsoft campus and Visitors Center. As a person in the IT field, this was very high on my list and was one of the first things we did after visiting the Boeing plant which was on the top of Gene’s to see list. Continue reading Microsoft Visitor Center – Vision of the Future

Explore Beautiful Stanley Park with Us

Stanley Park - SignOne of the top few things I wanted to do in Vancouver was visit Stanley Park. I can happily say we visited the park a couple of times and it is quite beautiful.  We weren’t there in the fall, but I could imagine how nice it would be in October or November. Continue reading Explore Beautiful Stanley Park with Us

The Vancouver Lookout Tower at Harbour Centre

harbour-centreWe just got back recently from Vancouver and had a great time. It was our anniversary so while we were there we decided to visit The Vancouver Lookout Tower at Harbour Centre. It was absolutely amazing. I know I say that a lot, but it really was.  It is the only place in Vancouver that you can enjoy a 360º aerial view of Vancouver. The best part was that it was an all-day ticket and we were able to go back later that evening after dinner.  Continue reading The Vancouver Lookout Tower at Harbour Centre

Stone Mountain and Laser Show in Atlanta, GA

Stone Mountain - FlagsOn a trip to Atlanta to see some friends and visit the World of Coca-Cola, we went to Stone Mountain. It was summer, so there were quite a few activities going on, including a laser light show in the evening.  For those of you who have not heard of Stone Mountain (I hadn’t before our trip), it is a major recreational in Atlanta, with 3,200 acres of wooded parkland and lakes. In the center of this massive park is an enduring monument to the Confederacy.  There is a carving on the huge monument which depicts three Confederate figures during the Civil War: Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis.  . carved out by Gutzon Borglum, the same person who carved Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.  Thought that was pretty interesting. Continue reading Stone Mountain and Laser Show in Atlanta, GA

Casa Bonita – Entertainment in Lakewood, CO

Casa-Bonita - FrontWhen you talk to people about Casa Bonita in Lakewood, CO there are usually mixed reviews. However, it is still something everyone spending time in Colorado wants to experience at least once. My niece had heard of Casa Bonita from South Park, but had no idea that it was real. When she found out it was, she had to go. So after a day of playing at the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, we stopped in for dinner on our way back. Continue reading Casa Bonita – Entertainment in Lakewood, CO

World’s Tallest Obelisk – Washington Monument

Washington-MonumentOn a trip to Maryland, we decided to spend a few days and explore our National Capitol. It was an incredible experience. The city was so alive and you could feel it in the air. There were quite a few things that impressed me, but I’d like to share our experience at the magnificent Washington Monument.  Continue reading World’s Tallest Obelisk – Washington Monument

The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico

Arecibo sign2We love to travel (as you can tell from my bog posts) and sharing our stories and adventures. Whenever we mention our visit to Puerto Rico, it always seems intriguing to people. A few weeks back I shared our visit to the Bacardi Rum Plant, and today I want to share our experience at the Arecibo Observatory. Continue reading The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico

Win a Souvenir from our Upcoming Trip to Vancouver

Vancouver -SpringTwo weeks from tomorrow we are heading to the amazing city of Vancouver in Canada. I am looking forward to exploring and see what this city has to offer. However, Vancouver is an expensive city so I decided to do a little searching for  some of the free activities in the area.  I also wanted to share the fun with you, my readers. Details on the raffle and how to win a free Vancouver souvenir are below. As soon as we return home I am going to do several posts about our trip, but until then, here are some free activities that I found to keep us busy while exploring.  🙂 Continue reading Win a Souvenir from our Upcoming Trip to Vancouver

Remember the Alamo – San Antonio, Texas

alamoOn a trip to Texas we spent a few days in the San Antonio area and had a blast.  We enjoyed spending some time at the River Walk as well as our tour of The Alamo.  I heard it was small, but I was quite surprised at how small it really was when seeing it for the first time.  It’s amazing that this is where the Spanish colonization first took hold, Mexico armed its independence and even the Confederacy stood its ground. Continue reading Remember the Alamo – San Antonio, Texas

Our Visit to the Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee

jack daniels glassOn our last trip to Tennessee we met us with some friends and decided to do the tour at Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg.  We had a blast and learned a lot about the distilling process. For those of you who don’t know, Jack Daniels is the top selling American whiskey in the world, owned and by the Brown-Forman Corporation since 1956.  An interesting note, is that despite being the location of a major operational distillery, Jack Daniels home county of Moore is a dry county, so the product is not available for consumption at stores or restaurants within the county. Crazy huh?  Continue reading Our Visit to the Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee