Times Square and the Waterford Times Square Ball

Times-SquareAt the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets is Times Square, a major commercial intersection and neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan, New York. Brightly adorned with billboards and advertisements, sometimes referred to as The Crossroads of the World, Times Square is one of the world’s busiest pedestrian intersections. Times Square is one of the world’s most visited tourist attractions, drawing an estimated fifty million visitors annually. Approximately 330,000 people pass through Times Square daily, many of them tourists, while over 460,000 pedestrians walk through Times Square on its busiest days. It is also the hub of the Broadway Theater District and a major center of the world’s entertainment industry. Continue reading “Times Square and the Waterford Times Square Ball”

Orlando and the Magic Kingdom, Florida

Orlando is one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world, and one of the biggest attractions of course is Disney World. This is only one reason why thousands of people flock to Orlando yearly. The streets are lined aesthetically with palm, pine, and oak trees. There are also many lakes and parks that add to the beauty of the city. Continue reading “Orlando and the Magic Kingdom, Florida”

Did You Use Your Vacation Time This Year? Why Not?

Vacation1Did you use all of your vacation time in 2015? I know we certainly didn’t have an issue using ours.  As fast paced and crazy as our lives are, we definitely need the time away to spend some quality time together and connect in a way you can’t during the typical 9-5 routine. There always this chore that needs to be done, or this project that needs to be finished. It’s never ending.   I can see why it would be even more important and necessary for families to get away together as a group with some mom and dad time built-in (or maybe even a second get-away).  Continue reading “Did You Use Your Vacation Time This Year? Why Not?”

100 Years of Flight in Kitty Hawk, NC

Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, a small city which probably wouldn’t be as famous had the Wright Brothers not chosen it to be the place they would make history. According to the website www.kittyhawk.com they state that Kitty Hawk which was once a remote area, has grown into a summer resort area and provides some of the best beach recreation on the North Carolina Coast. Continue reading “100 Years of Flight in Kitty Hawk, NC”

Top 7 Wheelchair Accessible Cities in the U.S.

wheelchair 3We just recently returned from a trip to CA and booked a hotel room on our last night in town to be closer to the airport (wonderful CA traffic and all, lol). Not sure how it happened, but somehow we ended up with a wheelchair accessible room. Didn’t realize it until we checked as it was a hotel with suites and I thought maybe we had just gotten a free update since we checked in after 11. I did like the fact that it had a removable shower head and handrails. I am short, so it was nice to be able to use the removable shower head instead of trying to fight with a standard shower head that I can never reach  🙁  I also liked that the bathroom was a little bigger than a standard room. Again, I thought it was just because it was a suite room. Continue reading “Top 7 Wheelchair Accessible Cities in the U.S.”

Enjoyed Seeing the Ocean at Huntington Beach in CA

As stated in many previous posts, I am thrilled to be living in Colorado now but there are a few things I miss about the Golden State of California. I miss our family and friends of course which is why we keep coming back to visit so often. However while we are there, I also love eating at a few restaurants that aren’t in CO (come on In n Out, get with the program, lol) as well as the ocean. There is just nothing like it. We usually try to get to one of our two favorites Seal Beach and Huntington Beach. This last trip we made it to Huntington Beach. Even though it was cold, and the water was probably beyond freezing, we enjoyed being in the area. Continue reading “Enjoyed Seeing the Ocean at Huntington Beach in CA”

Visit the 18th Century in Colonial Williamsburg, VA

Colonial Williamsburg is a very unique city and I don’t really know where to begin, so I guess I will begin with the Colonial Williamsburg theme which is “That the future may learn from the past”. What makes this city so unique is that it has been restored as nearly as possible to its 18th century appearance. It is truly remarkable. Everywhere you walk you see people in period clothes and carrying period accessories. It is so fun. Each day they have a paper that tells the town what day it is and what historical events happened that day in the 18th century. The “townspeople” then act out that day as if it were actually the 18th century. Continue reading “Visit the 18th Century in Colonial Williamsburg, VA”

The New York State Capitol in Albany is Magnificant

New York State CapitolOur latest quest to visit all 50 capitol buildings took us to the New  York State Capitol in Albany. This has to be one of the most interesting and remarkable state capitols we have seen. Up until this point, I think the one is Salt Lake City was the best, but this one definitely gives it a run for its money.  It looks more like a mansion than a state capitol. It took 32 years to “complete” at a cost of $25 million which is approximately half a billion current dollars.  As you would imagine, it was the most expensive government building of its time. Continue reading “The New York State Capitol in Albany is Magnificant”

Avoid the Worst of the LA Freeways to get to LAX

LA Freeways

We were currently in LA for the holidays and I remembered why we moved out of Southern CA, THE TRAFFIC, especially on the LA Freeways. It royally sucks, no other way to say it. With this in mind I asked Gene to write up a short post about getting back to the airport while avoiding some of the most horrible LA freeways – aka parking lots, lol.   He was a courier in the LA area for almost 18 years and drove at least 50, 000 – 60,000 miles a year on these congested freeways. Thus, he has had a lot of experience trying to avoid the daily backups. Please let us know if you have any questions. Continue reading “Avoid the Worst of the LA Freeways to get to LAX”

Central Park is Exquisite During the Fall

Central ParkDesignated a National Historic Landmark in 1962, it is this most visited urban park in the United States. Central Park receives approximately 35 million visitors annually and is one of the most filmed locations in the world. I was so glad that we were going to New York in the fall, as I was hoping to have a “When Harry Met Sally” moment, but it wasn’t as “fallish” as I was thinking it might be. Continue reading “Central Park is Exquisite During the Fall”