Sweetheart City Valentines Program – Loveland, Colorado

Sweetheart City 1Happy 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-renowned for its dedication to romance. Not only does 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 “Sweetheart City Valentines Program – Loveland, Colorado”

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway- Palm Springs, California

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway 1Living in California, spending a long weekend in Palm Springs happened very often. It was a great place to get away and relax. One of the more exciting things to do while visiting the area was taking a ride on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.  We recently rode the tram at the Royal Gorge, and there were a few similarities. Apparently, it is the largest rotating aerial tramway in the world. Before its construction, the only way to the top of the mountain was to hike a number of hours from Idyllwild. Continue reading “The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway- Palm Springs, California”

Wheelchair Accessible Cities To Visit Across the US

Wheelchair Accessible 1 On our last trip to CA, we saw a game at Angels Stadium and booked a hotel room near the stadium to be closer to the airport (wonderful CA traffic and all, lol). Not sure how it happened, but somehow we ended up with a wheelchair accessible room. Didn’t realize it until we checked as it was a hotel with suites and I thought maybe we had just gotten a free update since we checked in after 11. I did like the fact that it had a removable shower head and handrails. I am short, so it was nice to be able to use the removable shower head instead of trying to fight with a standard showerhead that I can never reach  🙁  I also liked that the bathroom was a little bigger than a standard room. Again, I thought it was just because it was a suite room. Continue reading “Wheelchair Accessible Cities To Visit Across the US”

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad – All Aboard!

Durango - Silverton 1There is nothing like a train trip, except a scenic fall train trip in October for your birthday. Gene and I went to Durango in October of 2009 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.

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Manhattan New York – My Top Free Activities on Our To-Do List

Manhattan - BuildingsWhile planning our trip to New York for October of 2015, I was trying to find some cheaper things to see and do since NYC can be very expensive. With this in mind, I decided to look up some free Manhattan activities and events. Surprisingly I found quite a bit, but decided to only list the top ten things we are going to try to do depending on time. Enjoy, and let me know if you have a favorite. Continue reading “Manhattan New York – My Top Free Activities on Our To-Do List”

Museo de Egizio – A Must See Attraction in Turin, Italy

Museo de Egizio - FrontOur trip to Turin Italy in May of 2006 was amazing. Even though we didn’t have much time there, we tried to see and do as much as we could. The main reason we went was to see the  Museo de Egizio  and try some local food 🙂 Today’s post is about the museum, but I also wanted to share a few things that left some lasting impressions.  Continue reading “Museo de Egizio – A Must See Attraction in Turin, Italy”

Hyatt Resorts – The Hyatt Regency Orlando, Florida

Hyatt Regency Orlando - BldgSince becoming members of the Hyatt Rewards Program we have stayed at many including two of my favorites the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa and the Grand Hyatt here in Colorado. However, each hotel we stay at and visit is just as wonderful as the previous location. The same can be said about our latest excursion to the Hyatt Regency Orlando, in Orlando Florida in June of 2017.   We were in Orlando for the LWMS convention that happened to be held in the convention center connected to the hotel. So not only was the hotel amazing, but it was also quite convenient. Continue reading “Hyatt Resorts – The Hyatt Regency Orlando, Florida”

Bruneau Dunes State Park, Idaho – The Land of Sand

Bruneau-State-Park-1While in Idaho in May 2014 to see the State Capitol and spend time in Twin Falls, we visited the Bruneau Dunes State Park. It is a 5-mile loop trail located near Bruneau, Idaho. The park is about halfway between Boise and Twin Falls. Thus it was a perfect place to take a driving break on our way from the Capitol to Shoshone Falls. Continue reading “Bruneau Dunes State Park, Idaho – The Land of Sand”

Sedona, Arizona – Breathtaking Red Sandstone Formations

Sedona-1To say Sedona is beautiful or gorgeous is a huge understatement. It has to be one of the most exquisite places in the southwest. It’s something you have to see for yourself. The locals say there is magic in the handsome red rocks, and I believe them. I was definitely smitten from the first time I saw them in October of 2003. We got there at night, so we didn’t get to see them until we woke up. What a sight to wake up to. I thought I had died and gone to heaven when I opened the room blinds.  We had been to the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, but it was different. Maybe because there was more of them or they were bigger. Not sure, but they were magnificent.  We stayed at the Sedona Summit, which was part of the timeshare we had at the time. It is a quiet resort and everyone was very friendly. Sadly, we only had two days there. Continue reading “Sedona, Arizona – Breathtaking Red Sandstone Formations”

St Patricks Cathedral in Manhattan NY – America’s Parish Church

St Patricks - FrontWhile running around Midtown one day in October 2015, we ended up near St Patricks Cathedral. This prominent Catholic church, and landmark, in New York, is decorated in Neo-Gothic-style Roman, and it is beautiful. One of my aunts, and my best friend, are both Catholic, and I have been to Mass with both of them at several different churches. However, I have never been in one as grand as this. To say it is gorgeous would be an understatement. It is absolutely stunning. If you are at Rockefeller  Center, it is very close. It is definitely worth heading over to see before you leave the area.

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