Tag Archives: Colorado

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

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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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

Welcome to 2017 and My Ultimate Blog Challenge!

Ultimate Blog ChallengeHello everyone and welcome to 2017! Hope you all had a fun and exciting New Year’s. I am starting out the year doing the Ultimate Blog Challenge, but more on that in a minute. As far as our end of 2016, we did something we had never done, and spent Christmas on the beautiful island of Oahu.  New Year’s Eve we spent on the beach in Waikiki, talking to a couple from New Zealand and watching fireworks on the water at midnight. It was phenomenal. An incredible way to ring in a new year! Continue reading Welcome to 2017 and My Ultimate Blog Challenge!

Road Trip – Loveland Pass and the Continental Divide

Loveland PassThe weather in Colorado had been unseasonably warm during November, thus my Gene and I decided to take advantage of the calm weather and took a little road trip. We ended up visiting the Dillon Reservoir and Loveland Pass on the Continental Divide. For those of you who don’t know, I wanted to share that Loveland Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 11,990 feet in the Rocky Mountains of north-central Colorado. The pass is named for William A.H. Loveland, the president of the Colorado Central Railroad and a resident of Golden during the late 19th century.  Continue reading Road Trip – Loveland Pass and the Continental Divide

Beautiful Views at Dillon Reservoir – Dillon, Colorado

Dillon ReservoirOn a short day trip to Loveland Pass earlier this year, we decided to stop by Dillon Reservoir and spend a few minutes to check it out. Sometimes referred to as Lake Dillon, it is a large fresh water reservoir located in Summit County, Colorado, south of 1-70 and bordered by the towns of Frisco, Silverthorne, and Dillon Continue reading Beautiful Views at Dillon Reservoir – Dillon, Colorado

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

Casa Bonita – Entertainment in Lakewood, CO

Casa-Bonita - FrontWhen you talk to people about Casa Bonita in Lakewood, CO there are usually mixed reviews. However, it is still something everyone spending time in Colorado wants to experience at least once. My niece had heard of Casa Bonita from South Park, but had no idea that it was real. When she found out it was, she had to go. So after a day of playing at the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, we stopped in for dinner on our way back. Continue reading Casa Bonita – Entertainment in Lakewood, CO

2017 Sweetheart City Valentines Program – Loveland, CO

Valentine - CO

Happy Valentines Day everyone! I know that this time of year can be hard for many people and so does the city of Loveland, CO.  According to Loveland’s Chamber of Commerce, the city of Loveland, also known as ‘The Sweetheart City has been re-mailing valentines with a special cachet and postal cancellation since 1947. Since then, Loveland, . has become world renown for its dedication to romance. Not only does the The Sweetheart City capture the essence of romance via its world-renowned Valentine Re-mailing program, but also via the many weddings and anniversaries celebrated each year!  Continue reading 2017 Sweetheart City Valentines Program – Loveland, CO

Celestial Seasonings – True to Their Roots

As the world flocks to coffee houses every morning like their lives depend on it, I am heading for my cup of tea. I am not a coffee drinker, but I understand that some people can’t function in the morning until there first cup. I just never acquired the taste I guess. But I have grown a fond liking of Celestial Seasonings teas, here in Boulder, Colorado, especially the Peppermint and Mint Magic, yum.  Continue reading Celestial Seasonings – True to Their Roots