Category Archives: Road Trip

Remarkable Views from Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California

hearst-castleWe have been up through central California many times while we lived there doing wine tasting etc. However one of the more interesting things we did was visiting and touring Hearst Castle.  It is right on the central coast along Highway 1.  The views are absolutely amazing.  Continue reading Remarkable Views from Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California

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

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

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

Animals Love Road Trips. At Least Our Dogs do.

 I was very happy to see the subject for our post this week – Animals.  We have traveled through a few countries,  but try to do a lot of road trips here in the US, so we can take our two little fur babies with us. Sometimes it is hard trying to find a place to stay where we can have the dogs or places where we can eat with the dogs, but it is all so worth it. We love having them with us and they love going with us.  Continue reading Animals Love Road Trips. At Least Our Dogs do.

Up, Up, & Away at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

 Albuquerque International Balloon FiestaA few years ago we finally got to do something I had wanted to do for quite a long time, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The fiesta is a yearly nine-day event festival of hot air balloons which takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico each October. The event is the largest hot air balloon festival in the world and has over 500 balloons each year.   Continue reading Up, Up, & Away at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

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

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

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