Connecticut State Capitol – The Constitution State

Connecticut State CapitolWhile in New York we were able to see the New York State Capitol in Albany. It was great and we enjoyed our visit. Then later that afternoon, we were also able to see the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford. I thought it was fun that we were able to see two capitol buildings in the same day 🙂 Then again, they are only about 100 miles apart.

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Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour of Seattle

On our latest trip to Seattle we did an unusual tour, Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour.  It was something I would thought of it someone hadn’t mentioned it to me a few years back. I was surprised at how much fun we had exploring Seattle’s underground.  Continue reading “Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour of Seattle”

Visiting the USS Arizona Memorial Brought up Many Emotions

On our recent trip to Oahu we were able to see the USS Arizona Memorial and pay respect to those lives lost on Pearl Harbor Dec 7th, 1941.  It was so surreal and an experience that I will never forget.  I am glad we were able to make it, especially after it had to be rescheduled due to Obama and the Prime Minister touring the memorial the same day as we were scheduled. Just our luck, lol. But it worked out and we were able to visit the day before.  Continue reading “Visiting the USS Arizona Memorial Brought up Many Emotions”

Our Amazing Pineapple Experience at the Dole Plantation

While we were on Oahu we decided to do another local tourist thing and we visited the Dole Plantation. It was a lot different than what I was expecting. Then again, I guess I really didn’t know what to expect. What I was expecting was the beautiful scenery around the plantation. I wasn’t disappointed. Continue reading “Our Amazing Pineapple Experience at the Dole Plantation”

Hawaii State Capitol Building – Aloha State

Hawaii State Capitol BuildingOur continual pursuit of visiting all 50 state capitol buildings led us to the Hawaii State Capitol in Honolulu. We have been to more than half of the capitols, and this one had some of the most friendly workers and tour guides. We could definitely feel the aloha spirit here. Before we even started the tour, we were let into one of the offices to take a picture of their Bronze State Seal. I love the seals, and this was so nice of them to let us do this.  Continue reading “Hawaii State Capitol Building – Aloha State”

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”

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza – Dallas

Sixth Floor MuseumAs I write this post, it is the dawn of a very sad day in American history. It is the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, TX. With that said, I wanted to share our visit to The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in his honor. It was eye opening and very sad. I wasn’t born yet when he was assassinated, but my mom and grandma have told me stories about remembering where they were and what they were doing when they heard he was killed. Not surprisingly, that day will still probably elicit memories from people here in the US and around the world.  Continue reading “The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza – Dallas”

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 Unplanned Visit to Monticello – Jefferson’s Home

monticello-frontWhile traveling sometimes things don’t always go as planned.  While on a trip to Washington D.C. we had booked a tour that would take us all over the Mall and the local area. Can’t remember the tour group, but I was extremely upset to get to the pick-up location to find out that it was cancelled due to the million family march on the mall.  An email or phone call to cancel would have been nice, but we did get our money back. After much discussion, we decided to leave D.C. a day early (since there were too many people on the mall to do anything) and check out Monticello before we headed to our time share in Williamsburg.  We made the best of a bad situation and had a great time checking out the former home and plantation of our third president, Thomas Jefferson. Continue reading “Our Unplanned Visit to Monticello – Jefferson’s Home”

Minute Maid Park and the Houston Astros

minute-maid-park-bldgOriginally named The Ballpark at Union Station, Enron Field, and Astros Field,  Minute Maid Park opened in 2000 and is Houston’s first retractable-roofed stadium. The largest entrance to the park is inside what was once Houston’s Union Station, and the left-field side of the stadium features a railway as homage to the site’s history. The train moves along a track on top of the length of the exterior wall beyond left field whenever an Astros player hits a home run and/or the Astros win a game. It was so cool to see. I’ve seen it many times on TV but so cool to see in person. Continue reading “Minute Maid Park and the Houston Astros”