Beautiful Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens

As I am writing this we are still in Daytona but heading south to Orlando this afternoon. We had a great exploring the area and doing some of the local activities, including the beach. ūüôā ¬†One of places we visited was the Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens. ¬†We had been at the Casements earlier, and it was just a short walk over to the gardens. I am so glad we decided to visit. They were absolutely amazing, even if it was incredibly hot and muggy (it is a rainforest after all, lol). The highlights were all the amazing plants and animals we saw while walking around. Continue reading “Beautiful Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens”

Pagosa Springs Resort and Spa – My Embarrassing Story

On a recent trip we were able to finally spend a few days down in Pagosa Springs, CO. ¬†It is a beautiful area we drove through a couple of times, but never had the chance to stay or explore the area. While we were there we took an afternoon to spend some time at the Pagosa Springs Resort and Spa. ¬†It was absolutely wonderful, up until the very end. I will explain in a few, but let me share our amazing visit up to that point. Continue reading “Pagosa Springs Resort and Spa – My Embarrassing Story”

Top Free 7 Things to Do in Daytona Beach Florida

Two weeks from tomorrow we will be heading to Daytona Beach, Florida and I am really looking forward to our visit.¬† However, Florida can be quite expensive depending on what you are doing, so I wanted to find a few free things to do while in the Daytona area. ¬†Here are my top seven suggestions. Continue reading “Top Free 7 Things to Do in Daytona Beach Florida”

Royal Gorge Bridge & Park ‚Äď Our Thrilling Visit Part 2

On my last post I shared¬†some of our visit to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park in Canon City. It was a spectacular visit. ¬†Here is a link to Part 1¬†in case you missed it.¬†¬†I ended that post after watching the video in the Plaza Theater. I left the theater sad, but glad that no one was hurt during the fire that destroyed much of that park. Happily the park was able to reopen after much clean up, planning, planting, and rebuilding. I don‚Äôt know what it was like before the fire, but it is a beautiful park today. We eventually made our way to the bridge after stopping to check out the Entertainment Stage. I was so excited to start walking across the bridge. We have been on a few suspension bridges in the past, but not one with such amazing views no matter which way you looked. Continue reading “Royal Gorge Bridge & Park ‚Äď Our Thrilling Visit Part 2”

Royal Gorge Bridge & Park – Our Thrilling Visit Part 1

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.¬†Link to Part 2 is on the bottom of this post.¬† Continue reading “Royal Gorge Bridge & Park – Our Thrilling Visit Part 1”

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

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”

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

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‚Äôs 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

While 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‚Äôt 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”