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5 Blogs I Discovered Recently Through the Ultimate Blog Challenge

Blog I am currently in the middle of the April Ultimate Blog Challenge and today’s post was to share the top 5 blogs that I discovered during this challenge. They are very interesting and I look forward to following them on their adventures and explorations. Here they are in no particular order: Continue reading 5 Blogs I Discovered Recently Through the Ultimate Blog Challenge

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

Happy National High Five Day – April 20th

National High Five Day Hello everyone. Today I want to step away from my normal travel blog post and share something related to my other passion, sports.  When people think about 4/20 and what it represents, they may not realize or think that it’s also National High Five day. Did you know that? I didn’t, but apparently it is. Since I didn’t know much about its origination, I decided to do a little research and share this info in a post. There are many origin stories of the high five, but the two most documented candidates are Dusty Baker and Glenn Burke of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Wiley Brown and Derek Smith of the Louisville Cardinals.  Continue reading Happy National High Five Day – April 20th

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum – Amarillo, TX

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame Museum While in Amarillo on a 3-day weekend we were able to tour the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum. It is an amazing museum which honors people and horses who contributed to the growth of the American Quarter Horse. It is also the world’s largest equine breed registry and membership organization.  Continue reading American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum – Amarillo, TX

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

Comedor Guadalajara – Authentic Mexican Food in Phoenix

Comedor GuadalajaraWhile my niece Alex and I were in Phoenix we wanted some good Mexican food. We jumped on our phone and found a place that the locals go, Comedor Guadalajara.  It states that they are a family owned and operated Mexican food restaurant located in South Central Phoenix, AZ. For over 40 years, they’ve been serving Phoenix’s finest Mexican food with exciting dishes and unique ambiance.It sounded great, even though they said the average 25-40 minute wait. It didn’t bother us to wait, and that usually means the food is really worthy. J  We made our way there and had to fight to find a parking spot. That was another good sign that the food is good.The wait actually wasn’t that long even though there were quite a few people waiting. We were so glad we waited as the food was traditional and amazing.  While we were waiting to be seated we both decided on the 3 Carne Asada Tacos. I hadn’t had Carne Asada for a long time (nothing good here in Colorado 🙁 ) so it was such a great treat. After we placed our order our server brought us some chips and salsa, as well as our delicious Margaritas. They were amazing and just what we needed after a day of running around Phoenix. It was also the first time we had a drink together since she turned 21, so it was special on a few levels. Our food came up pretty quickly, and we dug in after a few hasty pictures. 🙂  Our food was AMAZING. I loved that they were served on the smaller traditional tortillas. I am so glad we found Comedor Guadalajara  and I would love to go again the next time I am in Phoenix. I highly suggest checking it out the next time you are in the area. One more thing I wanted to point out was that they don’t take reservations. However, even if there is a wait, it seemed to go rather quickly. Here is a link to their website with more info, address and hours.

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Walker Art Gallery Museum – Liverpool, England

Walker Art MuseumI love art (as you can probably tell from various other blog posts) and had to visit the Walker Art Gallery when we were in Liverpool, England. I had never heard of it until we were talking to some locals in Manchester who told us we had to visit if we liked art. Thus, we took art of a day and explore the museum. PSA, make sure to talk to locals when traveling. They have the best advice!  Continue reading Walker Art Gallery Museum – Liverpool, England

Never Give Up Hope! Perseverance Is Vital!

HopeToday I wanted to share how I was felling over the weekend as I look at going back to work on Monday. I am thankful and blessed for my job, and I enjoy what I do (thank you to my co-workers for the appreciation). However, I do have some bigger dreams and they aren’t in a cube surrounded by other people in cubes. I want to explore the world and see what else is out there to see. I created this blog mostly for fun, but it has made my sense of wanderlust much worse, lol. I can only keep plugging away at my dreams, and hope that one day they will come true. Continue reading Never Give Up Hope! Perseverance Is Vital!

Trade a Minute of Your Time For a Colorado Souvenir

I have been blogging for over a year and a half now and  have enjoyed sharing our stories and experiences as we travel all over the US, Canada, Europe and Mexico. As much as I write my blog as a way to relive our trips, I write it for  you, my readers. I write it hoping that you will glean some information, maybe relive a memory, or intrigue you enough to plan  your own experience. I have tried to keep it diverse and share more than just our experiences. Monday through Friday I share travel news and specials around the world, as well as travel tips. I hope you enjoy these posts, and I want to keep my blog fresh and interesting. Thus said, I would like to ask if you could take a quick minute or less to complete the quick 3 question survey to see what you guys think, and to see what other types of stores you would like to see.

As a thank you, anyone who takes the survey will be entered into a raffle to win a Colorado souvenir. Simply complete the short survey then place a comment below to let me know you completed the survey.  I will respond and let you know  you are entered into the raffle.  I will keep the raffle open until Sunday April 16th at midnight EST.

Thank you in advance for your time and participation in my short survey which can help me make my blog better for you, my readers. Good luck and happy travels.

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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