Royal Gorge Bridge & Park – Our Thrilling Visit Part 2

On my last post I shared some of our visit to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park in Canon City. It was a spectacular visit.  Here is a link to Part 1 in case you missed it.  I ended that post after watching the video in the Plaza Theater. I left the theater sad, but glad that no one was hurt during the fire that destroyed much of that park. Happily the park was able to reopen after much clean up, planning, planting, and rebuilding. I don’t know what it was like before the fire, but it is a beautiful park today. We eventually made our way to the bridge after stopping to check out the Entertainment Stage. I was so excited to start walking across the bridge. We have been on a few suspension bridges in the past, but not one with such amazing views no matter which way you looked. Continue reading “Royal Gorge Bridge & Park – Our Thrilling Visit Part 2”

Win a Seattle Souvenir For Your Loved One

SeattleIt is officially February, which.means it is the month of love. This year we are going to delay our Valentine’s Day celebration until the weekend after Valentine’s since it’s in the middle of the week. Plus we can have a 3-day weekend due to the Presidents Day holiday, Yay!  We decided to head back to Seattle and see a few of the things we didn’t get to do while we were there to see such attractions as the Space Needle, Safeco Field, Pike Place Market, and the State Capitol Building in Olympia.  Continue reading “Win a Seattle Souvenir For Your Loved One”

Giant Multnomah Falls on the Columbia River – Oregon

multnomah falls 1While spending some time in Portland we took a short 30 miles drive outside of Portland to see Multnomah Falls.  On the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge, these giant falls are located east of Troutdale, between Corbett and Dodson, along the Historic Columbia River Highway. This 611 foot tall roaring awe-inspiring cascade of icy water lets you experience the power and beauty of nature up close and with ease. Continue reading “Giant Multnomah Falls on the Columbia River – Oregon”

All Aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

There is nothing like a train trip, except a scenic fall train trip in October for your birthday. Gene and I went to Durango, CO one year and took a train trip on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. It was phenomenal and breathtaking. I couldn’t believe the amazing views around every turn. The best part was that the tickets were a gift from a customer at my former company.  That just made it even sweeter.  Continue reading “All Aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad”

Take a Walk on the Suspension Bridge at Lynn Canyon Park, Vancouver

One of the main things I wanted to see and do while we were in Vancouver was checking out Lynn Canyon Park. This amazing park features a suspension bridge that sways 50 meters above the canyon. This was the attraction that had me wanting to visit and explore the park. The canyon also offers a selection of walking and hiking trails that connect to other parks in the region such as Lynn Headwaters, Rice Lake, and Inter River Park. It is huge and very beautiful.   Continue reading “Take a Walk on the Suspension Bridge at Lynn Canyon Park, Vancouver”

Illustrious Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco, CA

Golden Gate 1I have said this on a few posts, but I love bridges! My latest bridge post was  Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Florida. Today I take you to the Bay area of California to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.  This iconic bridge, according to Frommers travel guide, is described as possibly the most beautiful, certainly the most photographed bridge in the world. I have to agree, that it is quite amazing.  Continue reading “Illustrious Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco, CA”

Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge – Florida

Skyway bridge1We have been to Florida many times and enjoyed the differences between different area. I have to say though, that I fell in love with the Tampa / St. Petersburg area on our very first trip. I also love bridges and had to go see the Sunshine Skyway Bridge since we were so close to it. I don’t know why I am so fascinated with bridges, but I just love them. This bridge was spectacular. Continue reading “Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge – Florida”

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 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”

There’s Plenty to See and to Do in Laughlin, Nevada

LaughlinI lived most of my life in Southern California and spent many weekend in Las Vegas. As much fun as Vegas is, it can be really expensive and really crowded. I am not much of a crowd person, so I much rather head to Laughlin to gamble and spend a long weekend. Continue reading “There’s Plenty to See and to Do in Laughlin, Nevada”