Beautiful Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens

As I am writing this we are still in Daytona but heading south to Orlando this afternoon. We had a great exploring the area and doing some of the local activities, including the beach. 🙂  One of places we visited was the Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens.  We had been at the Casements earlier, and it was just a short walk over to the gardens. I am so glad we decided to visit. They were absolutely amazing, even if it was incredibly hot and muggy (it is a rainforest after all, lol). The highlights were all the amazing plants and animals we saw while walking around. Continue reading “Beautiful Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens”

Pagosa Springs Resort and Spa – My Embarrassing Story

On a recent trip we were able to finally spend a few days down in Pagosa Springs, CO.  It is a beautiful area we drove through a couple of times, but never had the chance to stay or explore the area. While we were there we took an afternoon to spend some time at the Pagosa Springs Resort and Spa.  It was absolutely wonderful, up until the very end. I will explain in a few, but let me share our amazing visit up to that point. Continue reading “Pagosa Springs Resort and Spa – My Embarrassing Story”

Top Free 7 Things to Do in Daytona Beach Florida

Two weeks from tomorrow we will be heading to Daytona Beach, Florida and I am really looking forward to our visit.  However, Florida can be quite expensive depending on what you are doing, so I wanted to find a few free things to do while in the Daytona area.  Here are my top seven suggestions. Continue reading “Top Free 7 Things to Do in Daytona Beach Florida”

Royal Gorge Bridge & Park – Our Thrilling Visit Part 2

On my last post I shared some of our visit to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park in Canon City. It was a spectacular visit.  Here is a link to Part 1 in case you missed it.  I ended that post after watching the video in the Plaza Theater. I left the theater sad, but glad that no one was hurt during the fire that destroyed much of that park. Happily the park was able to reopen after much clean up, planning, planting, and rebuilding. I don’t know what it was like before the fire, but it is a beautiful park today. We eventually made our way to the bridge after stopping to check out the Entertainment Stage. I was so excited to start walking across the bridge. We have been on a few suspension bridges in the past, but not one with such amazing views no matter which way you looked. Continue reading “Royal Gorge Bridge & Park – Our Thrilling Visit Part 2”

Royal Gorge Bridge & Park – Our Thrilling Visit Part 1

We have done quite a few amusing and exciting things while traveling, but sometimes we forget to do things in our own backyard, state, etc. Recently we had the opportunity to do something we have wanted to do since moving to Colorado 10 years ago. We finally made it to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park in Canon City. It was a spectacular experience in more ways than one. So spectacular in fact, that it is going to take two posts to share our visit. Link to Part 2 is on the bottom of this post.  Continue reading “Royal Gorge Bridge & Park – Our Thrilling Visit Part 1”

Water Wheel Park and Bridal Veil Falls Video- Idaho Springs, CO

A short and easy walk from downtown Idaho Springs in Colorado will bring you to Water Wheel Park and Bridal Veil Falls. We were there recently and saw the falls while taking a break and having a beer at the Westwinds Tavern. It looked cool so we had to take a walk and check it out before we left the area. I later learned it is called the Charlie Taylor Waterwheel Trail. The trail goes under Interstate 70 then goes west for about 1/10th of a mile before it arrives at the best viewing area for Bridal Veil Falls. Continue reading “Water Wheel Park and Bridal Veil Falls Video- Idaho Springs, CO”

Pet Travel – Decisions to Make Before Traveling with your Pets

We just had an amazing day with our dogs walking around Idaho Springs in Colorado. It was apparent that this town is very dog friendly. There were so many dogs walking around with their owners, enjoying the warm weather. Later we set out on a patio with other dog owners and had a beer and some pizza. It was a great day, and we definitely want to go back for a long weekend sometime. Thus, it made me thing about traveling with pets and how it can be difficult depending on the city. I found this article and thought it might be helpful for people who are planning an upcoming trips with their pets. Article credits is listed below.  Continue reading “Pet Travel – Decisions to Make Before Traveling with your Pets”

Here Are Some Simple Ways to Afford Studying Abroad

Today I wanted to share an article that I found that make me think back to my college days. I had always wanted to travel and looked into studying abroad. Sadly it didn’t happen for me, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen for you. My main excuse was that it was so expensive, but things also changed in my life around that time. However, I still regret that I wasn’t able to have had that amazing opportunity. I would hate for others to miss, or pass, the possibility of a life altering experience due to money. Thus I decided to share this article so your dream of studying abroad can become a reality.  Credit for article is listed below.  Continue reading “Here Are Some Simple Ways to Afford Studying Abroad”

5 Blogs I Discovered Recently Through the Ultimate Blog Challenge

Blog I am currently in the middle of the April Ultimate Blog Challenge and today’s post was to share the top 5 blogs that I discovered during this challenge. They are very interesting and I look forward to following them on their adventures and explorations. Here they are in no particular order: Continue reading “5 Blogs I Discovered Recently Through the Ultimate Blog Challenge”

Bighorn Sheep at Hemenway Park in Boulder City, NV

On a trip to Las Vegas we decided to get away for the hustle and bustle of the city and casinos. We ended up taking a drive out toward the Henderson and Boulder City area. While we were driving around, we accidentally found the most amazing park called Hemenway Park. This park is comprised of approximately 10 acres and includes playground equipment, gazebos, basketball courts, horseshoe pits and 2 lighted tennis courts. Plus, the 2 lighted softball fields in the adjoining flood control basin make this park a favorite in Boulder City. Continue reading “Bighorn Sheep at Hemenway Park in Boulder City, NV”