We just recently celebrated Valentines’ day and it made me start thinking about some of the Valentines celebration in the past. Since Gene was working nights for quite a few years we tried to take a 3-day weekend somewhere to just get away and enjoy some time together. One year, we spent three days in Amarillo and had a blast. Dinner on Valentines found us at the Big Texan Steak Ranch. Continue reading The Big Texan – Home of the 72oz Steak
Welcome to Miller Park!
Milwaukee was buzzing with excitement on Opening Day April 6, 2001, as Miller Park was officially open for business. More than a decade of planning and four and a half years of construction culminated into the Brewers’ new state-of-the-art home. The signature fan-shaped convertible roof, a color replay board measuring 48 feet wide and 37 feet tall on top of a matrix scoreboard measuring 76-feet by 32-feet, and four choices of front-row seats on four different levels. Continue reading Miller Park – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
My husband and I have been traveling for many years and have learned a lot of things about flying, and packing for flights. Some of things we have learned through our own experience (good and bad), as well as listening to other travelers horror stories. While we can’t do anything about airlines delays or issues, we can at least try to be prepared as best we can for these inconveniences. This all starts with making sure you pack a small carry-on bag, even if it is for a short non-stop flight. Continue reading 10 Smart Things to Pack in Your Carry-On
On our recent trip to Oahu we were able to see the USS Arizona Memorial and pay respect to those lives lost on Pearl Harbor Dec 7th, 1941. It was so surreal and an experience that I will never forget. I am glad we were able to make it, especially after it had to be rescheduled due to Obama and the Prime Minister touring the memorial the same day as we were scheduled. Just our luck, lol. But it worked out and we were able to visit the day before. Continue reading Visiting the USS Arizona Memorial Brought up Many Emotions
It is officially February, which.means it is the month of love. This year we are going to delay our Valentine’s Day celebration until the weekend after Valentine’s since it’s in the middle of the week. Plus we can have a 3-day weekend due to the Presidents Day holiday, Yay! We decided to head back to Seattle and see a few of the things we didn’t get to do while we were there to see such attractions as the Space Needle, Safeco Field, Pike Place Market, and the State Capitol Building in Olympia. Continue reading Win a Seattle Souvenir For Your Loved One
Today is the last day of the January Ultimate Blog Challenge. I started a couple of days late (I was on vacation), but I have been at it every day since. It was hard sometimes to try to fit it in every day with everything else going on, but I made it! See my Ultimate Blog Challenge completion certificate below, lol Continue reading Made It Through the January Ultimate Blog Challenge!
One of the cool things about being at the Hyatt Regency in Waikiki is being able to enjoy the Farmers Market they hold every Tuesday and Thursday nights from 4-8 pm. We hit it right after watching the amazing Hula Show on Kuhio Beach. We should have gone earlier, as we only had an hour after the show. It still worked out well though. I was happy that they not only have great food, they also have craft tables. Continue reading Wonderful Indoor Farmers Market at Hyatt Regency, Waikiki
To say Sedona is beautiful or gorgeous is a huge understatement. It has to be one of the most exquisite places in the southwest. It’s something you have to see for yourself. The locals say there is magic in the handsome red-rocks, and I believe them. I was definitely smitten from the first time I saw them. We got there at night, so we didn’t get to see them until we woke up. What a site to wake up to. I thought I had died and gone to heaven when I opened the room blinds. We stayed at the Sedona Summit, which was part of our time share we had at the time. It is a quiet resort and everyone was very friendly. Unfortunately we only had two days there. Continue reading Incredible Red Sandstone Formations in Sedona, AZ
We are going to be flying a lot this year and it made me start thinking about all the time sitting in airports, and what we do with that time. Like most people we rely on the airports Wi-Fi and jump our laptop, phone or tablet to check email, update our Facebook status, Twitter feeds, or just web surf. It is a great way to spend some of the annoying and wasted time because of security. Continue reading DIA Has the Fastest Wi-Fi of all U.S. Airports
Our task today on the Ultimate Blog Challenge was to tell a story. I love writing and telling stores, so I was excited to do my post today. However, it also made me feel a little sad, as my grandma was very special and important to me. I will never stop missing her 🙁 However, today I want to a little tiny city in northwest Tennessee called Dresden. I shared a little bit of this story on my post Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award but I want to share more about our visit to the birthplace of my wonderful grandma, and the final resting place of her parents, my great grandparents.
Continue reading Connecting with my Ancestral Roots in Dresden Tennessee