Visit or Climb Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming

devils towerOn our recent trip to North and South Dakota, we took a side trip to see Devils Tower in Wyoming. It was quite fascinating to see. It is located above the Belle Fourche River and is actually part of the Black Hills. The tower is igneous, and rises dramatically 1,267 feet above the surrounding terrain and the summit is 5,114 feet above sea level. The monument’s boundary encloses an area of 1,347 acres, and interestingly enough, was the first declared United States National Monument, established on September 24, 1906, by President Theodore Roosevelt. Continue reading “Visit or Climb Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming”

The Elegant and Historic Brown Palace, Denver

BP OutsideWe have now lived in Colorado for over 8 years and had never been to the Brown Palace. We have heard a lot of things about this historic downtown Denver hotel, but up until a few weeks ago we had not taken the time to go in and check it out. The first thing that I have to say was that it was bigger and smaller all at the same time, if that is possible. I guess because it is tall and skinny, it makes it look bigger . I loved how stylish it is, and how inviting all the staff made me feel while I was there. I talked to a desk clerk as well as the concierge. They were very helpful and even gave me a self-guided tour book of the hotel. They do have guided tours, which I will get into later, but I ended up just doing the self-guided tour the day I was there. Continue reading “The Elegant and Historic Brown Palace, Denver”

Your AAA Card Can Easily Save You Enough Money To Pay Your Membership!

AAAColoradoEverybody knows that the Automobile Association of America (AAA) has roadside assistance, and will be there when you need them. Heck, I have been with them for over 25 years and have used them quite a few times. There is nothing like seeing that big white truck coming to help you like a knight in shining armor. Ok, maybe not, but if you are stuck on the side of the road, you are definitely relieved to see them.  Continue reading “Your AAA Card Can Easily Save You Enough Money To Pay Your Membership!”

Angels Stadium in Anaheim, CA – Where Magic Lives

For those of you who don’t know me personally, I am a huge sports fan! Baseball is my passion and the Anaheim Angels are my favorite team. I have to get something out of the way right here, and state that I WILL NEVER refer to them as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. They are in Anaheim, not Los Angeles, and should not have had it added to their name. The city of Los Angeles has another team, you can watch them if you want to watch a baseball team in LA. Anyway, I am done with my rant and off my soap box, lol. As an Angels fan, my favorite staduim is Angels Stadium in Anaheim.  Continue reading “Angels Stadium in Anaheim, CA – Where Magic Lives”

Win A Souvenir from our Upcoming Trip to Mt. Rushmore!

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THIS RAFFLE IS NOW OVER, BUT COME BACK TO MY SITE THE BEGINNING OF OCTOBER. I WILL BE DOING ANOTHER RAFFLE FROM OUR TRIP TO NYC. THANKS FOR READING!

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Sun Safety Tips While Traveling this Summer

Doing some mountain biking or hiking this summer? Hitting the beach or a river? Maybe a short trip to your local pool?  Wherever  you travel this summer, or whatever you like to do for fun during the summer, be wary of the rays from the sun.  Continue reading “Sun Safety Tips While Traveling this Summer”

Visit Historical Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, Georgia

We spent a few days with my best friend’s brother and family near Atlanta and wanted to do some sight-seeing. One afternoon we ended up at Centennial Olympic Park in Downtown Atlanta. It is so amazing and I was delighted to see that it is still being utilized today. Continue reading “Visit Historical Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, Georgia”

15 Easy Ways To Save Gas On Your Summer Road Trip

Heading out on a road trip this summer? A couple of year ago we  took a trip to see Devils Tower in Wyoming, North Dakota State Capitol in Bismark, South Dakota State Capitol in Pierre, and Mount Rushmore near Keystone.  While we were extremely excited about our trip, I  wasn’t happy that gas prices were spiking all over the U.S. Sadly this is probably going to get worse again as summer continues in full swing. With that in mind, I decided to post 15 tips to help you save trips to the gas station. Continue reading “15 Easy Ways To Save Gas On Your Summer Road Trip”

6 White Water Rivers to Paddle this Summer!

I have always loved the water, but forgot how much until I was working on my Beach, Mountains, or Best of Both Worlds post. It made me stop, reflect, and acknowledge that it has been too long since I hit the beach or a stream. It also saddened me to realize that I have never been White Water Rafting. Continue reading “6 White Water Rivers to Paddle this Summer!”

Oregon State Capitol – She Flies With Her Own Wings

Gene and I set a lofty goal to travel and visit all 50 state capitols. We had been to quite a few of them separately, but have seen many together. I am going to share those visits here on my blog every now and then, but I think I would like to start with our 26th capitol and our official start to the second half of our objective. The capitol I am referring to is Salem, Oregon. Continue reading “Oregon State Capitol – She Flies With Her Own Wings”