Royal Gorge Bridge & Park – 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’t 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 – Our Thrilling Visit Part 2”

Remarkable Views from Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California

hearst-castleWe have been up through central California many times while we lived there doing wine tasting etc. However one of the more interesting things we did was visiting and touring Hearst Castle.  It is right on the central coast along Highway 1.  The views are absolutely amazing.  Continue reading “Remarkable Views from Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California”

Garden of the Gods Park and Visitor Center – Colorado Springs

Garden of the Gods - Visitor Center ViewRecently one of my nieces was here visiting from California and I wanted to see some natural beauty and do a little hiking.  Thus we decided to visit Garden of The Gods in Colorado Springs. I have been there a few times since moving here to Denver, but never knew how it got its name or why? I did a little research and this is what I found. Continue reading “Garden of the Gods Park and Visitor Center – Colorado Springs”

Jelly Belly Factory Tour – Fairfield, CA

Jelly Belly EntranceWhile on a trip to San Francisco we decided to venture a little bit out of the city and went to visit the Budweiser Brewery and the Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield. It’s about an hour outside of San Francisco and we decided to do both tours in one day. We have been to a lot of brewery and winery tours, but the Jelly Belly tour was very unique and something we were very glad we took the time to visit. Continue reading “Jelly Belly Factory Tour – Fairfield, CA”