Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln – The Cornhusker State

 On a trip to see some friends and visit the State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, we decided to spend a few nights in Nebraska and check out their capitol in Lincoln.  The Nebraska State Capitol is often known as the “Tower on the Plains,” and its 400-foot tower can be seen as far away as 30 miles   Continue reading “Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln – The Cornhusker State”

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza – Dallas

Sixth Floor MuseumAs I write this post, it is the dawn of a very sad day in American history. It is the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, TX. With that said, I wanted to share our visit to The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in his honor. It was eye opening and very sad. I wasn’t born yet when he was assassinated, but my mom and grandma have told me stories about remembering where they were and what they were doing when they heard he was killed. Not surprisingly, that day will still probably elicit memories from people here in the US and around the world.  Continue reading “The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza – Dallas”

Remarkable Views from Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California

hearst-castleWe have been up through central California many times while we lived there doing wine tasting etc. However one of the more interesting things we did was visiting and touring Hearst Castle.  It is right on the central coast along Highway 1.  The views are absolutely amazing.  Continue reading “Remarkable Views from Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California”

Our Summers Spent Fishing at Mono Hot Springs, CA

Mono Hot Springs Sign When I saw the Word Press word today was Fish, I was taken back to my days as a child. Every summer we’d pack up the truck with food, clothes, and camping gear to go spend three weeks to a month swimming, fishing, and hiking up at Mono Hot Springs in the High Sierras. It was always an adventure filled with lots of fun and surprises, but always the same too.  Continue reading “Our Summers Spent Fishing at Mono Hot Springs, CA”

Feel the Power Still Present at the National Archives Bldg in D.C.

National ArchivesBeen thinking a lot about Veteran’s Day this year and all those whom have served in one of the branches of our Armed Forces. This may be due to the craziness of the heated presidential election, but either way I have been feeling extremely thankful for those who had served as well as their families. I have also been thinking about some of the more patriotic and historical places I have been and how much they have touched me. I really enjoyed our visit to Fort McHenry, but there was something enormously special about the National Archives Building we visited during a trip to our National Capitol in Washington D.C. It was one of those experiences which I will never forget.   Continue reading “Feel the Power Still Present at the National Archives Bldg in D.C.”

What do you Relish in Life? Experiences or Stuff?

beach-day-10-1Today’s Word Press word is Relish, so I have to ask, what do you relish in your life?  Is it the perfect job, the most amazing spouse, or the most intelligent children?  Or is it having the biggest house in the best neighborhood with the most expensive car in the garage?  I have never really been the type of person that was always trying to keep up with the Jones’. However, there might have been a little bit of desire in high school. I remember everyone always trying to outdo the next person, but I tried not to get sucked into it, and eventually it didn’t matter anymore. Continue reading “What do you Relish in Life? Experiences or Stuff?”

Phenomenal Views from the Palm Springs Tramway

Palm Springs TramwayLiving in California, spending a long weekend in Palm Springs happened very often. It was a great place to get away and relax. One of the more exciting things to do while visiting the area was taking a ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.  Apparently it is the largest rotating aerial tramway in the world. Before its construction, the only way to the top of the mountain was to hike a number of hours from Idyllwild.  Continue reading “Phenomenal Views from the Palm Springs Tramway”