Category Archives: Road Trip

Royal Gorge Bridge & Park – Our Thrilling Visit Part 1

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park We have done quite a few amusing and exciting things while traveling, but sometimes we forget to do things in our own backyard, state, etc. Recently we had the opportunity to do something we have wanted to do since moving to Colorado 10 years ago. We finally made it to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park in Canon City. It was a spectacular experience in more ways than one. So spectacular in fact, that it is going to take two posts to share our visit. Please come back on Thursday for part 2. Enjoy Part 1.  Continue reading Royal Gorge Bridge & Park – Our Thrilling Visit Part 1

Water Wheel Park and Bridal Veil Falls Video- Idaho Springs, CO

Water Wheel Park A short and easy walk from downtown Idaho Springs in Colorado will bring you to Water Wheel Park and Bridal Veil Falls. We were there recently and saw the falls while taking a break and having a beer at the Westwinds Tavern. It looked cool so we had to take a walk and check it out before we left the area. I later learned it is called the Charlie Taylor Waterwheel Trail. The trail goes under Interstate 70 then goes west for about 1/10th of a mile before it arrives at the best viewing area for Bridal Veil Falls. Continue reading Water Wheel Park and Bridal Veil Falls Video- Idaho Springs, CO

Bighorn Sheep at Hemenway Park in Boulder City, NV

On a trip to Las Vegas we decided to get away for the hustle and bustle of the city and casinos. We ended up taking a drive out toward the Henderson and Boulder City area. While we were driving around, we accidentally found the most amazing park called Hemenway Park. This park is comprised of approximately 10 acres and includes playground equipment, gazebos, basketball courts, horseshoe pits and 2 lighted tennis courts. Plus, the 2 lighted softball fields in the adjoining flood control basin make this park a favorite in Boulder City. Continue reading Bighorn Sheep at Hemenway Park in Boulder City, NV

Step Back in Time at the Mesa Verde National Park – Colorado

Mesa VerdeWhile on a fall trip to take a ride on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, we took a short ride to check out Mesa Verde National Park.  The park has some of the best preserved Ancestral Puebloan archaeological sites in the United States. I wasn’t sure what to expect when we decided to visit, but it was definitely more interesting than I have envisioned.  Continue reading Step Back in Time at the Mesa Verde National Park – Colorado

Top 10 Dog Parks and Dog Beaches in Florida

As we head into summer most people are not thing about vacations and where to go. With that in mind, I was inspired by the vacation rental site Tripping.com and want to share the following top 10  friendly dog parks and dog beaches in Florida. After all, Fido wants to join you on your vacation too. I know our dogs Dolly and Belle love to go and explore new places with us. Above is a picture of them at a dog park here in Colorado.  Continue reading Top 10 Dog Parks and Dog Beaches in Florida

Our 17-Mile Drive in Scenic Pebble Beach, California

17-Mile DriveWhile on one of our trips in Northern California we were lucky enough to drive the breathtaking 17-mile drive through Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove on the Monterey   Peninsula. It is absolutely beautiful and follows the Pacific coastline and passes famous golf courses, mansions and scenic attractions, including Spanish Bay Cove, the Lone Cypress, Bird Rock and the 5,300-acre Del Monte Forest of Monterey Cypress trees. Before we went I knew it was 17 miles. duh, but I didn’t know it had four primary entrances, the main highway entrance at California State Route 1, and entrances in Carmel and Pacific Grove.      Continue reading Our 17-Mile Drive in Scenic Pebble Beach, California

The Big Texan Steak Ranch – Home of the 72oz Steak

We just recently celebrated Valentines’ day and it made me start thinking about some of the Valentines celebration in the past. Since Gene was working nights for quite a few years we tried to take a 3-day weekend somewhere to just get away and enjoy some time together. One year, we spent three days in Amarillo and had a blast. Dinner on Valentines found us at the Big Texan Steak Ranch.  Continue reading The Big Texan Steak Ranch – Home of the 72oz Steak

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

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

The Panoramic View from Nu‘uanu Pali Lookout

Ultimate Blog Challenge Day 5 – We have been traveling a lot for the last few years and it can be quite expensive depending on where you are visiting. However, no matter where we go, we have learned to do a lot of online searching and find free or cheaper activities in the area.  We also will use things like Yelp, TripAdvisor, etc. There are a lot of these types of online services out there today, not to mention all the blog posts!  This is how I found one of the first places we visited in Hawaii, Nu‘uanu Pali and Nu‘uanu Pali Lookout. Continue reading The Panoramic View from Nu‘uanu Pali Lookout