Category Archives: Parks

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

Chicago’s Millennium Park and “The Bean”

While doing research for our trip to Chicago I knew I wanted to see some of the main attractions, like the Willis (Sears) Tower, the Art Institute, Navy Pier, and a few others. The only thing that really wasn’t on my list was Millennium Park.  I am so glad I read about it and added it to our to-do list. It was amazing and we happened to visit on the perfect night. I will share more about that and our visit in a bit, but I wanted to share a little bit about the park first. Continue reading Chicago’s Millennium Park and “The Bean”

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

Win a Souvenir from our Upcoming Trip to Chicago!

Sears Tower

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

I am pleased that our trip to Chicago, IL is only two weeks away.  We are heading there for a convention Thursday through Sunday, but decided to head out the weekend before and play in Chicago for a few days. Gene has been to Chicago for work, and I have both been there to watch the Angels play the White Sox, but we’ve never been to Chicago together. We are looking forward to doing some sightseeing. Continue reading Win a Souvenir from our Upcoming Trip to Chicago!

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

Lynn Canyon - SignOne 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

Explore Beautiful Stanley Park with Us

Stanley Park - SignOne of the top few things I wanted to do in Vancouver was visit Stanley Park. I can happily say we visited the park a couple of times and it is quite beautiful.  We weren’t there in the fall, but I could imagine how nice it would be in October or November. Continue reading Explore Beautiful Stanley Park with Us

Stone Mountain and Laser Show in Atlanta, GA

Stone Mountain - FlagsOn a trip to Atlanta to see some friends and visit the World of Coca-Cola, we went to Stone Mountain. It was summer, so there were quite a few activities going on, including a laser light show in the evening.  For those of you who have not heard of Stone Mountain (I hadn’t before our trip), it is a major recreational in Atlanta, with 3,200 acres of wooded parkland and lakes. In the center of this massive park is an enduring monument to the Confederacy.  There is a carving on the huge monument which depicts three Confederate figures during the Civil War: Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis.  . carved out by Gutzon Borglum, the same person who carved Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.  Thought that was pretty interesting. Continue reading Stone Mountain and Laser Show in Atlanta, GA

Win a Souvenir from our Upcoming Trip to Vancouver

Vancouver -Spring

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

Garden of the Gods Park and Visitor Center – Colorado Springs

Garden of the Gods - Visitor Center ViewRecently one of my nieces was here visiting from California and I wanted to see some natural beauty and do a little hiking.  Thus we decided to visit Garden of The Gods in Colorado Springs. I have been there a few times since moving here to Denver, but never knew how it got its name or why? I did a little research and this is what I found. Continue reading Garden of the Gods Park and Visitor Center – Colorado Springs

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