Anderson Farms in Erie – A Colorado Fall Tradition

Anderson-FarmsAs summer fades into fall it means cooler days and nights, jackets, leaves changing colors, Halloween costume shopping, and picking out the perfect pumpkin.  For many, it also means the yearly pilgrimage to Anderson Farms in Erie, Colorado. It is called the Fall Festival and this year it runs from September 25th to October 31st. Continue reading “Anderson Farms in Erie – A Colorado Fall Tradition”

Best Senior Winter Destinations in the U.S.

United-States-Road-MapAs we slowly creep into the 55 Plus club (yikes), we look forward to being able to take some time to travel and see more of this beautiful country. While we aren’t ready to retire yet, I am always looking for fun things to do and places to visit once we do officially “retire”. Since it is fall (yay!), I started thinking about some of the best senior winter destinations in the U.S. We have actually been to a few of these, but there are a couple pf them we haven’t checked out yet. They are on our list, lol.  In case you haven’t been, here are some ideas for those looking for places to visit this winter and stay warm.  Continue reading “Best Senior Winter Destinations in the U.S.”

Space Needle in Seattle – “The 400 Day Wonder”


Many moons ago I lived in Seattle for a couple of years. Regrettably, I never had a chance to do many attractions like Pike Place Market, Microsoft, Boeing, or the WA State Capitol in Olympia. Sadly, I was never able to take a ride to the top of the Space Needle.  Yes, it is a tourist trap, but one I had wished I had done while living right there. Happily I was finally able to on our last visit to Seattle.  It was truly amazing and I am glad Gene and I got to experience it together. Of course it was not typical Seattle weather and it was quite hot that day. I kept telling Gene this is not the Seattle I remember. Not sure if he believed me or not. Either way, it was a beautiful day and the views were phenomenal. Continue reading “Space Needle in Seattle – “The 400 Day Wonder””

Odell Brewing Company – Fort Collins, Colorado

Odell Brewery FrontLast year my husband Gene, my niece Cassidy and I spent part of my birthday afternoon touring the beautiful Odell Brewing Company facility in Fort Collins.  We had never been there so it was fun checking out a new brewery basically in our own backyard. Not only did we have a good time exploring their amazing building and store, we also learned that the company has been independent since 1989 and is 100% employee-owned. I found that very interesting. They want their employees invested, and it looks like it works well for everybody. I wish a lot more companies followed this practice. I think there would be a lot more pride in what they do and feel more accomplished at the end of the day.

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How to Choose the Right Travel Luggage for Your Vacation


We recently got a new piece of Ricardo (Malibu Bay) Luggage and I love it. However it is not quite as roomy as I would like for a carry-on.  It is doing the job, but I am still looking into finding another piece to compliment our current set. With that said, I did some searching and found this great article by Bob Tom. I thought it was quite informational and decided to share it on my blog. Hope it helps you if new luggage is in your future.

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