In December of 2017 / January of 2018, we were lucky enough to spend New Year’s Eve in New Orleans. We had an amazing time and saw some great places such as Jackson Square, the St. Louis Cathedral, their Riverwalk Outlet, as well as the sights and sounds of Bourbon Street. One thing that wasn’t on the to-do list that we stumbled upon was the New Orleans Musical Legends Park. I am so glad we found this place accidentally. Continue reading “Musical Legends Park – Louisiana Celebrates the Musical Greats”
Recently I have been thinking about our future travels, as well as some of the amazing places we have been since we have been married. It also made me start thinking back to the first international trip we took across the pond to Paris, France in May 1999. It was a dream of mine that I had since I was a little kid, and I can still remember having excited butterflies in my stomach the night before we left. I could hardly wait, lol. Continue reading “Paris – Trials And Tribulations While Visiting Beautiful France”
Everybody knows that the Automobile Association of America (AAA) has roadside assistance, and will be there when you need them. Heck, I have been with them for over 25 years and have used them quite a few times. There is nothing like seeing that big white truck coming to help you. It’s like a knight in shining armor coming to save the day. Ok, maybe not, but if you are stuck on the side of the road, you are definitely relieved to see them.
While visiting some friends in Boise, Idaho they suggested taking a drive on the incredible Payette River Scenic Byway. It was September of 2020, it was a beautiful day, and we were definitely ready to see some natural beauty. We loaded up our convertible Beatle rental car and headed out for a few hours. They suggested we allow about 2 and 1/2 hours and they were right, however, we took even longer stopping MANY times along the way. I think we were gone almost 5-6 hours, lol Below is a video of some of the places we saw on our drive along the river.
In September of 2019 we finally made it to our 40th state and took a 10-day road trip to the Big Sky Country state, Montana. We were heading that way to spend a few days while I attended the TBEX North American Travel Conference in Billings. Since we were driving all that way, we decided to take a couple of extra days and check out the beautiful state.
Orlando is one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world, and one of the biggest attractions of course is Disney World. This is only one reason why thousands of people flock to Orlando yearly. The streets are lined aesthetically with palm, pine, and oak trees. There are also many lakes and parks that add to the beauty of the city. Continue reading “Orlando, Florida and The Magic of Walt Disney World”
Earlier this year we were finally able to visit Indianapolis and tour their state Capitol building. While in the area we definitely had to make a visit to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. I will start by saying I am not a huge race fan, but I was excited to be able to take a tour and learn more about its history and some of its past winners. I do have to say, I like the looks of the Indy cars and was looking forward to seeing them in person.
It may have been over 23 years ago since we visited Cancun, Mexico on our honeymoon, but we had a great time. One of the things we enjoyed while on our visit was the site of a Pre-Columbian Maya walled city named Tulum. However, it was formerly been known by the name Zama, meaning City of Dawn, because it faces the sunrise. Continue reading “Tulum – The Mayan Ruins in the City of Dawn, Cancun”
Not only is the Saint Louis Cathedral exquisite, but it is also the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans. While we were in Jackson Square in December of 2018, we definitely had to check it out. Located next to Jackson Square and facing the Mississippi River in the heart of New Orleans, it is situated between the historic buildings of the Cabildo and the Presbytère.
On a road trip to Texas in November of 2010, we spent a few days in the San Antonio area and had a blast. We enjoyed spending some time at the River Walk as well as our tour of The Alamo. I heard it was small, but I was quite surprised at how small it really was when seeing it for the first time. It’s amazing that this is where the Spanish colonization first took hold, Mexico armed its independence and even the Confederacy stood its ground. Continue reading “The Alamo – Home of the Battle and the Texas Revolution”