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”

Touch a Shark at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long BeachI love aquariums and have enjoyed visiting the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach many times when we lived in California. One of my more enjoyable, and memorable times was we went with a friend and her daughter and granddaughter. I love watching all the amazing and unique fish, but the Sea Otters are by far my favorite.   Continue reading “Touch a Shark at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach”

The Vancouver Lookout Tower at Harbour Centre

harbour-centreWe just got back recently from Vancouver and had a great time. It was our anniversary so while we were there we decided to visit The Vancouver Lookout Tower at Harbour Centre. It was absolutely amazing. I know I say that a lot, but it really was.  It is the only place in Vancouver that you can enjoy a 360º aerial view of Vancouver. The best part was that it was an all-day ticket and we were able to go back later that evening after dinner.  Continue reading “The Vancouver Lookout Tower at Harbour Centre”

Canadian Snow Train – Toronto to Vancouver

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As summer ends and we are looking toward the holidays, it is a great time to start thinking about your winter travel plans. Why not do something different and travel on the snow train from Toronto to Vancouver? Nothing shows you Canada like the train. Book your 2015/2016 winter vacation with Vacations by Rail now and save up to $800 per couple. The link also has an itinerary. They are now booking starting October 16th. Continue reading “Canadian Snow Train – Toronto to Vancouver”