Monthly Archives: October 2015

Kauffman Stadium and Kansas City Royals

 As an Anaheim Angels fan I had wanted to see my Angels at an away game, thus I decided to fly from Colorado to Kansas City to check out a 3 game series. I wasn’t able to do a tour, but did attend all three games. It was my first game outside of California and I had the most amazing time! Found out where the Angels  were staying and had a drink with a few of them in the hotel bar. It was a blast. With that said, I would like to share the Kansas City Royals stadium called Kauffman Stadium. Continue reading Kauffman Stadium and Kansas City Royals

Statue of Liberty and Liberty State Park – NJ

Liberty State Park 1Located in Jersey City, NJ opposite of Ellis Island, Liberty State Park is bordered by water on three sides: on the north by the Morris Canal Big Basin and on the south and east by Upper New York Bay. As such, it offers daily ferries to Statue of Liberty National Monument, Ellis Island and Liberty Island. Check out their website for more info.  Continue reading Statue of Liberty and Liberty State Park – NJ

Lake Havasu Lighthouse Replicas – Part 3

lake havasu 4Lake Havasu currently claims the title of “the city with most lighthouses in America,” and thanks to the Lake Havasu Lighthouse Club, Arizona someday could surpass Michigan as the state with the most lighthouses. Arizona? Really? In the middle of the desert is not a place you would think of when you think of lighthouses.  However, if you have been to Lake Havasu you may have seen the 24 replica of famous lighthouses from the East Coast, West Coast and the Great Lakes area. I have been there a few times and have seen many of these  1/3 scale replicas. They are intriguing,  thus I decided to explore these lighthouses and learn a little bit about the originals.  This is  the last part of a 3-part series. Enjoy these amazing lighthouses. Continue reading Lake Havasu Lighthouse Replicas – Part 3

Scotts Bluff National Monument, Nebraska

 Scotts BluffOn a trip to see the Iowa State Capitol and the Nebraska State Capitol, we decided to spend part of a day at Scottsbluff in western Nebraska. It was very interesting and full of history, but quite dry. Our dog wasn’t too happy about that, but she got over it  🙂  Continue reading Scotts Bluff National Monument, Nebraska

Lake Havasu Lighthouse Replicas – Part 2

lake havasu1Lake Havasu currently claims the title of “the city with most lighthouses in America,” and thanks to the Lake Havasu Lighthouse Club, Arizona someday could surpass Michigan as the state with the most lighthouses. Arizona? Really? In the middle of the desert is not a place you would think of when you think of lighthouses.  However, if you have been to Lake Havasu you may have seen the 24 replica of famous lighthouses from the East Coast, West Coast and the Great Lakes area. I have been there a few times and have seen many of these 1/3 scale replicas. They are intriguing, thus I decided to explore these lighthouses and learn a little bit about the originals.  This is part 2 of a 3-part series, I will be posing the 3rd part soon. In the meantime, enjoy these 8 lighthouses. Continue reading Lake Havasu Lighthouse Replicas – Part 2

Valley of Fire – Carrizozo, New Mexico

Valley of FireWhat a surprise we found here in the city of Carrizozo, Valley of Fire. It is located in New Mexico on the northern part of the Tularosa Basin between Sierra Blanca to the southeast and the Oscura Mountains to the west. This was an amazing place to visit on our way from Roswell to Albuquerque. We stopped because someone at the White Sand Dunes had told us about this place on a previous trip. We had never been yet, so we decided to stop and check it out. Continue reading Valley of Fire – Carrizozo, New Mexico

Lake Havasu Lighthouse Replicas – Part 1

Lake HavasuLake Havasu currently claims the title of “the city with most lighthouses in America,” and thanks to the Lake Havasu Lighthouse Club, Arizona someday could surpass Michigan as the state with the most lighthouses. Arizona? Really? In the middle of the desert is not a place you would think of when you think of lighthouses.  However, if you have been to Lake Havasu you may have seen the 24 replica of famous lighthouses from the East Coast, West Coast and the Great Lakes area. I have been there a few times and have seen many of these  1/3 scale replicas. They are intriguing, thus I decided to explore these lighthouses and learn a little bit about the originals.  This is a 3-part series so please come back soon to see part 2 and part 3. Continue reading Lake Havasu Lighthouse Replicas – Part 1

Oak Glen Apple Harvest – Plus Pie Recipe – Oak Glen, CA

Oak Glen Apple HarvestCome  and experience Oak Glen’s Apple Harvest running Labor Day Weekend through Thanksgiving Weekend. You can pick your own apples, raspberries or pumpkins, press your own cider, and enjoy country music, dancing, dinner events and other old fashioned activities. Explore and hike the vast and beautiful offerings of nature at The Wildlands Conservancy. Visit the historical Oak Glen School House Museum or take a horse drawn wagon ride through the orchards. Marvel at fall colors as brilliant as those of New England. Continue reading Oak Glen Apple Harvest – Plus Pie Recipe – Oak Glen, CA

Turkey Trot 5k’s and Marathons in Seattle , WA

turkey trotWith Thanksgiving just around the corner, I decided to look around and see what other states did on Thanksgiving before all the turkey and trimmings. What I found, besides eating, was a lot of Turkey Trot 5ks. Having just completed the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure, this grabbed my attention. Continue reading Turkey Trot 5k’s and Marathons in Seattle , WA

4 Pizza Restaurants in the North Metro Denver Area

ipieipie crewI recently did a post abut Mongolian Grill restaurants and had a great time trying different places. Thus I decided to do a post on our favorite pizza places in the North Denver Metro area.  I am going to start with my favorite lunch time place, Infinitus Pie (aka I-Pie) in Bloomfield. Continue reading 4 Pizza Restaurants in the North Metro Denver Area