Our Amazing visit to Rockefeller Center, Manhattan

Rockefeller CenterWe recently got back from a trip to New York City and finally saw Rockefeller Center and Plaza, as well as the Skating Rink. It was a little too early for the Christmas tree, but it was still incredible. What I didn’t realize was how large the area is. It is located in the center of Midtown Manhattan, spanning the area between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue and is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres.  I also didn’t know that it was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987. Continue reading “Our Amazing visit to Rockefeller Center, Manhattan”

Holiday Festival of Lights – Cincinnati Zoo

Festival of Lights Classic CincinnatiWe have never been to Cincinnati but look forward to visiting one day. One event I would really like to see when we do make it to Cincinnati is the Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo. My friend Tina in the Cincinnati area sent me this information and I thought it would be fun to share on my blog.  Continue reading “Holiday Festival of Lights – Cincinnati Zoo”

St Patricks Cathedral, New York

St Patricks cathedral bldgWhile running around Midtown one day we ended up near St Patricks Cathedral. It is a decorated Neo-Gothic-style Roman Catholic cathedral church in the United States and a prominent landmark of New York City. One of my aunts, and my best friend, are both Catholic, and I have been to Mass with both of them at several different churches. However, I have never have I been in one as grand as this. To say it is gorgeous would be an understatement. It is absolutely stunning. Continue reading “St Patricks Cathedral, New York”

7 Tips for Surviving the Holidays with Family


The Holidays Are Coming!!! I am looking forward to heading to California this year near Christmas to see family and friends. We usually have a great time, and there usually isn’t a lot of stress involved, but sometimes things come up that can add tension and stress to an otherwise great visit. Continue reading “7 Tips for Surviving the Holidays with Family”

St. Charles Christmas Traditions Festival

St Charles SignSt. Christmas traditions take us back to a time where it was elegant and magical. The people in St. Charles, MO invite you to a place where Christmas past and present becomes one.  A place where storybook characters come to life before your very eyes.  A place where the typical hustle and bustle of the holiday season meltsaway, and allows you to enjoy the yuletide sights, sounds, and magic of yesteryear. Continue reading “St. Charles Christmas Traditions Festival”

Stephen A. Schwarzman New York Public Library

NYL Front

On our most recent trip to New York we were able to stay at the Andaz Hotel in Midtown which is literally steps from the Main Branch of the New York Public Library. Its actual name is the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building and is the flagship building in the New York Public Library system, as well as a prominent historic landmark in Midtown Manhattan. The branch, which was  officially dedicated on May 23, 1911,  is one of four research libraries in the library system. It currently contains an area of 646,680 square feet and 4 stories open to the public. It is located on Fifth Avenue at its intersection with 42nd Street. Continue reading “Stephen A. Schwarzman New York Public Library”

Merry Christmas from Knott’s Merry Farm

Knott's Merry Farm SignThere are a few things I miss about living in California (besides my family and friends of course) such as the beach, watching my Angels, and going to my favorite amusement park Knott’s Berry Farm. It has always had a pull to me, and I still love it. I miss being able to go to such things like Knott’s Scary Farm in October and Knott’s Merry Farm in December.  It has been too many years since we have done this. We will be in Southern California in the beginning of December, so I am going to try to make it this year. Either way, here is the scoop on Knott’s Merry Farm. Continue reading “Merry Christmas from Knott’s Merry Farm”

Travel Trivia Page – 2015 Weeks 35 to 51

Travel Trivia

Welcome to the Trivia Achieve post for Weeks 35-51. This weeks trivia question is located on the Trivia Page at the top of my blog. Hope you enjoy reading these past trivia questions.  

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Our Visit to Historic Battery Park, NY

Battery ParkOne day while we were in New York, we took the subway to lower downtown Manhattan and walked around Battery Park, AKA, the Battery. It is a 25-acre park named for the artillery batteries that were positioned there in the city’s early years to protect the settlement behind them. The Battery was the center of Evacuation Day celebrations commemorating the departure of the last British troops in the United States after the American Revolutionary War. Continue reading “Our Visit to Historic Battery Park, NY”

Anheuser Busch Brewery Lights in St. Louis, Missouri

Brewery LightsA few years ago we had a great time at the Anheuser–Busch Holiday Brewery Lights in St. Louis while visiting family over Thanksgiving. I was a little sad that we wouldn’t be able to go this year again, but I am beyond excited to share that the location here in Fort Collins, CO is also doing the Holiday Brewery Lights this year too! I can’t wait to go and see what they will do.   Continue reading “Anheuser Busch Brewery Lights in St. Louis, Missouri”