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

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

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’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”

Comedor Guadalajara – Authentic Mexican Food in Phoenix

While 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. Continue reading “Comedor Guadalajara – Authentic Mexican Food in Phoenix”

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”

Traditions are Made at the Hallmark Visitor Center – Kansas City

Hallmark Visitors CenterOn a trip to watch the Angles play the Royals, we explored the area when we weren’t at the games 🙂  One of the most enjoyable things we experienced while in Kansas City, Missouri was the Hallmark Visitors Center. Hallmark is an exciting company which has been creating greeting cards and many other products in 30 languages that reach 100 countries around the globe for over a 100 years. Continue reading “Traditions are Made at the Hallmark Visitor Center – Kansas City”

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.  Continue reading “Trade a Minute of Your Time For a Colorado Souvenir”

Our 17-Mile Drive in Scenic Pebble Beach, California

While 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”