Category Archives: Mountains

Phoenix in the Distance – Amazing South Mountain Park

I recently got back from spending a few incredible days in Arizona exploring the Phoenix area with my niece Alex. It was our first trip together, and we had a blast. We had so much fun doing such things as the OdySea Aquarium, and the Open Air Market, that we planned another trip together next year, lol.  Anyway, while in the Phoenix area we were able to visit beautiful South Mountain Park. Apparently it is the largest municipal park in the United States, and is one of the largest urban parks in North America. It has been designated as a Phoenix Point of Pride.  Continue reading Phoenix in the Distance – Amazing South Mountain Park

Breathtaking Red Sandstone Formations in Sedona, AZ

Sedona To say Sedona is beautiful or gorgeous is a huge understatement. It has to be one of the most exquisite places in the southwest. It’s something you have to see for yourself. The locals say there is magic in the handsome red-rocks, and I believe them. I was definitely smitten from the first time I saw them. We got there at night, so we didn’t get to see them until we woke up. What a site to wake up to. I thought I had died and gone to heaven when I opened the room blinds.  We stayed at the Sedona Summit, which was part of our time share we had at the time. It is a quiet resort and everyone was very friendly. Unfortunately we only had two days there.  Continue reading Breathtaking Red Sandstone Formations in Sedona, AZ

A Tour of the City of Westminster, Colorado

Today is day 9 of the 30 day Ultimate Blog Challenge and we are sharing our town and the scenery around us. I am happy to share this, as I live in the city of Westminster in the beautiful state of Colorado. We have been here 10 years this month, and feel it was one of the best moves we have made. I love all the beauty that is around us that we get to enjoy every day. With that said, here are some pictures and information about the city of Westminster. Continue reading A Tour of the City of Westminster, Colorado

DrFumblefinger Likes the Colorado Rockies

Ultimate Blog Challenge Day 6 – This is really one of the blogs I really want to share on this post, Travel Gumbo. The owner’s name is drfumblefiner, and he has really been a constant resource of support and information. I actually do several posts on his site, and enjoy it very much. Here is a little about him in his own words. Continue reading DrFumblefinger Likes the Colorado Rockies

Road Trip – Loveland Pass and the Continental Divide

Loveland PassThe weather in Colorado had been unseasonably warm during November, thus my Gene and I decided to take advantage of the calm weather and took a little road trip. We ended up visiting the Dillon Reservoir and Loveland Pass on the Continental Divide. For those of you who don’t know, I wanted to share that Loveland Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 11,990 feet in the Rocky Mountains of north-central Colorado. The pass is named for William A.H. Loveland, the president of the Colorado Central Railroad and a resident of Golden during the late 19th century.  Continue reading Road Trip – Loveland Pass and the Continental Divide

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

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

Buffalo Bill’s Grave and Museum – Lookout Mountain, CO

Buffalo Bill Museum and GraveEarlier this year my niece was out here visiting us from California and I got to play tour guide. We had fun going to such places as the Garden of the Gods, Hammonds Candies, and Celestial Seasonings. However, we also took her to another local attraction that actually was quite close to home for her. We visited the grave of Buffalo Bill who was her great or great –great uncle on her mother’s side. Since I am into genealogy, I thought this was so cool.  She seemed to enjoy visiting too. Continue reading Buffalo Bill’s Grave and Museum – Lookout Mountain, CO

All Aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge RailroadThere 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

Park City Utah – Venue for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games

2002 Olympic Winter GamesWhile in Salt Lake City, we drove up to Park City and went to Olympic Park. This is one of the cities that hosted the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. This area served as a venue for ski jumping, nordic combined, bobsled, skeleton and luge. It also features the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center, which houses both the Alf Engen Ski Museum and George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum. Parking and admission to the museums and venue is free. It was a real thrill to be there and remember what happened. I felt like I was a small part of it. The area itself I beautiful and has the small town feel even though it has grown in the last decade or so.  Continue reading Park City Utah – Venue for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games