National Archives in D.C. – Home of the 3 Formative Documents of the US

National Archives 1Been thinking a lot about Veteran’s Day this year and all those who have served in one of the branches of our Armed Forces. This may be due to the craziness of the heated presidential election, but either way, I have been feeling extremely thankful for those who had served as well as their families. I have also been thinking about some of the more patriotic and historical places I have been and how much they have touched me. I really enjoyed our visit to the Washington Monument but there was something enormously special about the National Archives Building we visited during a trip to our National Capitol in Washington D.C. in October of 2000. It was one of those experiences which I will never forget.  The only thing closer was our visit to Fort McHenry in the Baltimore area.  Continue reading “National Archives in D.C. – Home of the 3 Formative Documents of the US”

Laughlin, Nevada – There’s Plenty to See and to Do

laughlin signI lived most of my life in Southern California and spent many weekends in Las Vegas. As much fun as Vegas is, it can be really expensive and really crowded. I am not much of a crowd person, so I much rather head to Laughlin to gamble and spend a long weekend. It’s only about 41/2 hours from where we used to live so it was a nice 3 or 4-day weekend trip we did every few years.  I would rather go there most times, but many of our friends always liked to go to Vegas for bachelor/bachelorette parties or birthday parties. I also tried to convince people to go to Laughlin instead, lol. Sometimes it worked, and sometimes it didn’t. 🙁

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Hallmark Visitor Center in Kansas City – Where Traditions are Made

Hallmark - FrontOn a trip to watch the Angles play the Royals at Kauffman Stadium, we explored the area when we weren’t at the games 🙂  One of the most enjoyable things we experienced while in Kansas City, Missouri was the Hallmark Visitors Center. Hallmark is an exciting company that has been creating greeting cards and many other products in 30 languages that reach 100 countries around the globe for over 100 years. Continue reading “Hallmark Visitor Center in Kansas City – Where Traditions are Made”

The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum

Oklahoma City National Memorial - WallIn November of 2010, we spent an afternoon and evening in Oklahoma City on our way home from a week in Texas. We were there a short time but had a nice visit. Besides seeing the State Capitol and the University of Oklahoma, we also did something that touched our hearts. We went to see the Oklahoma City National Memorial Park. This is where the old Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was before it was bombed on April 19, 1995. Continue reading “The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum”

Colorado Road Trips – Some of our Favorites Around the State

We have now lived in Colorado for many years and really enjoy the beauty and variety in this beautiful state. While we have explored quite a few places since we have been here, we haven’t visited as many as we would have liked. We know we aren’t going to be in this colorful state forever and made a plan to see more of it. Thus we have done a few road trips and wanted to share which Colorado road trips we have enjoyed the most.  Today I want to share some of the trips we’ve taken along the I-70 from Idaho Springs, to Loveland Pass, and then out to Dillion Reservoir. While we didn’t necessarily do these all in one day, we really enjoyed them and I decided to share them all as one post. We also did the Peak to Peak Highway one time and I will share that separately. But today I will start with Idaho Springs and work our way westward.

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Covid 19: The Truth and Lies Behind the Pandemic

Hi all, I haven’t been posting much on social media because of shaming and attacks from everyone, everywhere. It has been a horrible year and 1/2 and people apparently had to make it worse. Anyway, here is a research paper on how I am feeling and how horrible the Wuhan virus (or has the media is calling Covid) was handled in China from the very beginning. People have treated me harshly for telling the truth. However, I will NOT sit by and let people talk about all the “lives lost” due to the pandemic. They were NOT lost, they were murdered by the pathetic Chinese government under the leadership of a vile and pathetic excuse of a man. Anyway, it’s a mix of my feelings, but also articles on how doctors were threatened and journalists were arrested for telling the truth, while he lied and infected the world.

Please let me know what you think. I want the truth out there. We need to shine a bright light on this as the media is covering it up. We need to stand for all those victims that no longer have a voice and demand justice again China’s murdering government. The attached research paper I hope will open eyes to the corruption and agenda of Xi Jinping and try to see and hear past all of the background noise distracting people from the truth. I hope you see that it is NOT just a virus, and there is NOT a silent enemy. It has a name and a face and I sincerely hope this article has shown you how evil he is. I hope I’ve shown the lengths he has and will go to in order to try and control people in China and around the world.

Covid 19 – The Truth and Lies Behind the Pandemic

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The Opéra Garnier, Paris – Discover it’s History and it’s Treasures

Opera Garnier - OutsideAs one of the most famous opera houses in the world, and a symbol of Paris, we definitely had to see the Opéra Garnier on our trips to Paris in October 2006 For a bit of history, the Opera house opened on January 5, 1875, it was originally called the Salle des Capucines, because of its location on the Boulevard des Capucines in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. However, it soon became known as the Palais Garnier or just the Opéra. Continue reading “The Opéra Garnier, Paris – Discover it’s History and it’s Treasures”

New Orleans, Louisiana – 8 Free Things To Do in the Crescent City

New Orleans - BuildingI wrote this in November of 2017 while getting excited about our trip to New Orleans, Louisiana over News Years. I couldn’t wait to visit and share my post. However, I never got around to publishing this post, so I decided to do it now. Several years before this trip we were in Tallahassee Florida to see their State Capitol and then spent a week in the Panhandle area. While there we decided to take a day trip to check out NOLA. Sadly we weren’t there long enough to get any kind of feel for the city. This time I was hoping to come back with a better appreciation of their amazing jazz, and a full belly of their tasty gumbo 🙂 Now that we have back a couple of times, we have done a few of these free attractions on this post. As always, I try to find some free or cheaper things to do in new cities.  With that in mind, here is my list of 8 FREE things we hope to do while in the colorful city of New Orleans.
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Tenement Museum – Immigrants Lives Past and Present

Tenement 1We had a great time while seeing Manhattan, and New York, all decked out for Christmas in December of 2018. We really enjoyed seeing the beautiful tree at Rockefeller Center and had a marvelous time shopping at the Union Square Holiday Market. One thing we ended up doing was taking a tour of something I didn’t even know existed. Yes, I am now hanging my head in shame, but I know now. Anyway, after meeting some friends for lunch at Katz’s Deli for lunch, we headed over to the Tenement Museum. It is located at 97 and 103 Orchard Street which is only a few blocks from where we were. It was a pleasant walk, and we stopped into a few shops along the way. As I said, I didn’t know it was there, but apparently it is a National Historic Site that opened on November 12, 1988. The two historical tenement buildings were home to an estimated 15,000 people, from over 20 nations, between 1863 and 2011. The Tenement Museum, which includes a visitors’ center, promotes tolerance and a historical perspective on the immigrant experience. I didn’t know what to expect, so I went in completely open to learning some history. Continue reading “Tenement Museum – Immigrants Lives Past and Present”

Indoor Farmers Market and the Kuhio Beach Hulu Show – Waikiki, Oahu

Indoor Farmers Market - VeggiesThere were a lot of cool things about being at the Hyatt Regency in Waikiki during our visit to Oahu in December of 2016. One of them was being able to enjoy the Indoor Farmers Market they hold every Tuesday and Thursday night from 4-8 pm. We hit it right after watching the amazing Hula Show on Kuhio Beach. I will share a little more about that show in a bit, but first I want to share a little about the wonderful Farmers Market.

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