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”

Amazing Impressionist Art at the Art Institute Chicago

Art Institute Chicago1As I have shared on a few posts, I really love impressionist art, and Monet is my favorite. I really enjoyed the Muse de Orsay in Paris. However, while we were in Chicago, one of the top 5 things I had to do see and explore the Art institute Chicago.  I had been to Chicago a few years ago, but all the impressionist art was on loan to a museum in Texas. I was disappointed, but knew I’d be back and be able to see their collection.  Continue reading “Amazing Impressionist Art at the Art Institute Chicago”

7 Free Things to do in the Windy City of Chicago

Chicago17I am happy to say that tomorrow we are heading to Chicago and have a few museums/attractions we are planning on doing (see my post, Souvenir Raffle) while in Chicago. However, we also wanted to do a few free attractions or events while soaking up the Chicago vibe. With that in mind, I did some searching and found 7 free activities that sound fun and interesting to do while in Chicago.  Continue reading “7 Free Things to do in the Windy City of Chicago”

Microsoft Visitor Center – Vision of the Future

Microsoft - BallOn our recent trip to Seattle we had to make a point of visiting the Microsoft campus and Visitors Center. As a person in the IT field, this was very high on my list and was one of the first things we did after visiting the Boeing plant which was on the top of Gene’s to see list. Continue reading “Microsoft Visitor Center – Vision of the Future”

The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico

Arecibo sign2We love to travel (as you can tell from my bog posts) and sharing our stories and adventures. Whenever we mention our visit to Puerto Rico, it always seems intriguing to people. A few weeks back I shared our visit to the Bacardi Rum Plant, and today I want to share our experience at the Arecibo Observatory. Continue reading “The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico”

Win a Souvenir from our Upcoming Trip to Vancouver

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The contest is now over and we have a WINNER!!! Thank you to all who entered.

Two weeks from tomorrow we are heading to the amazing city of Vancouver in Canada. I am looking forward to exploring and see what this city has to offer. However, Vancouver is an expensive city so I decided to do a little searching for  some of the free activities in the area.  I also wanted to share the fun with you, my readers. Details on the raffle and how to win a free Vancouver souvenir are below. As soon as we return home I am going to do several posts about our trip, but until then, here are some free activities that I found to keep us busy while exploring.  🙂 Continue reading “Win a Souvenir from our Upcoming Trip to Vancouver”

Remember the Alamo? A Unique History Lesson

alamoOn a trip to Texas we spent a few days in the San Antonio area and had a blast.  We enjoyed spending some time at the River Walk as well as our tour of The Alamo.  I heard it was small, but I was quite surprised at how small it really was when seeing it for the first time.  It’s amazing that this is where the Spanish colonization first took hold, Mexico armed its independence and even the Confederacy stood its ground. Continue reading “Remember the Alamo? A Unique History Lesson”

Musée d’Orsay Museum – Paris, France

We have traveled quite a bit since we got married, but there is one place that grabbed a hold of me and makes me want to go back trip after trip. I am talking about Paris and the city of lights. One of the things I enjoyed seeing the most amazing collections of impressionist and post-impressionist art in the world. While the Louvre is amazing, there is one place I enjoyed more, The Musée d’Orsay.  I fell in love with this museum. Continue reading “Musée d’Orsay Museum – Paris, France”

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex – Florida

kennedy-space-center-visitor-complex-signIf you have never been to the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida, it is definitely something you should plan on doing while in Florida. We visited quite a while ago, but it has left a lasting impression.  Continue reading “Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex – Florida”

St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum – Florida

 St. Augustine Lighthouse I have been intrigued by lighthouses for a long time, thus I was very happy to be able to go and see the St. Augustine Lighthouse when we were in Northern Florida.  The St. Augustine Lighthouse is located on the north end of Anastasia Island, was built in 1874, and is the most recent of a number of towers built in the area. It is truly incredible.   Continue reading “St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum – Florida”