Merry Christmas from Magical Knott’s Merry Farm – California

Merry-Farm-SignThere are a few things I miss about living in California (besides my family and friends of course) walking along the Seal Beach Pier, watching my Angels, and going to my favorite amusement park Knott’s Berry Farm. It has always had a pull on me, and I still love it. I miss being able to go to such things as Knott’s Scary Farm in October. However, the thing I really miss is Knott’s Merry Farm in December.  It has been too many years since we have done this. For those of you who haven’t been able to make it before, here is the scoop on Knott’s Merry Farm. Continue reading “Merry Christmas from Magical Knott’s Merry Farm – California”

Holiday Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo – Ohio

Festival of Lights Classic CincinnatiWe have never been to Cincinnati but look forward to visiting one day. One event I would really like to see when we do make it to Cincinnati is the Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo. My friend Tina in the Cincinnati area sent me this information and I thought it would be fun to share on my blog. I hope to be able to visit one day in the future. Sounds like a great time to visit.

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Union Square Holiday Market – An Annual New York Tradition

Union Square 1Last year we spent a wonderful week in New York City. The city is always amazing, but it is truly magical at Christmas. Besides the beautiful tree at Rockefeller Center and decorations everywhere, they also have many Christmas Markets. We were lucky enough to be able to explore two of them while we were there, Bryant Park and Union Square. They were both incredible,but I think I liked the one at Union Square a little more. Continue reading “Union Square Holiday Market – An Annual New York Tradition”

Saint Charles Christmas Traditions Festival – Missouri

Saint-Charles-SignChristmas traditions take us back to a time when it was elegant and magical. The people in Saint Charles, MO invite you to a place where Christmas past and present becomes one.  A place where storybook characters come to life before your very eyes.  A place where the typical hustle and bustle of the holiday season melts away and allows you to enjoy the yuletide sights, sounds, and magic of yesteryear. Continue reading “Saint Charles Christmas Traditions Festival – Missouri”

Jackson Square in the French Quarter – New Orleans, Louisiana

Jackson-Square-Statue-1No trip to New Orleans is complete without a visit to Jackson Square in the French Quarter.  Thus we made sure to check it out while in the area, December 2017. The square was designed after the famous 17th-century Place des Vosges in Paris, France, by the architect and landscape architect Louis H. Pilié. and is roughly the size of a city block. Though it may be small in size, it is huge in history. Continue reading “Jackson Square in the French Quarter – New Orleans, Louisiana”

Craters Of The Moon National Monument, Idaho

On our May 2014 trip to Twin Falls, Idaho to see Shoshone Falls,  and the Perrine Bridge, we spent the day at Craters Of The Moon National Monument. It was truly amazing and something apparently over 200,000 people do yearly. I am glad we were one of them that year. 🙂 Continue reading “Craters Of The Moon National Monument, Idaho”

Ala Moana Center – Largest Open Air Center in the World – Waikiki, Hawaii

Ala-Moana-ViewFirst I want to start off by saying that I am not a huge shopper or shopaholic as many people call them. However, I do enjoy strolling around malls that are new to me, especially one as grand as Ala Moana Center.  While in Waikiki in December of 2016 Gene had gone to see the ship next to the Pearl Harbor Memorial, so I decided to hang back in Waikiki and check out this amazing center. Continue reading “Ala Moana Center – Largest Open Air Center in the World – Waikiki, Hawaii”

Coca-Cola Museum in Atlanta, Georgia – Share a Coke and a Smile

Coca-Cola - BuildingA Coke and a Smile was playing constantly through my mind while exploring the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta, Georgia. It was a wonderful place to escape on a hot June day in 2012. The unlimited drinks at the Taste It Sampling Bar also helped. Gene and I were in the Atlanta area and spent part of the day with some friends that live in the area. We had a great time, and their kids really seemed to enjoy themselves too. Let me tell you about our visit and a little bit about the amazing World of Coca-Cola Museum. Continue reading “Coca-Cola Museum in Atlanta, Georgia – Share a Coke and a Smile”