The Walker Art Gallery Museum – Liverpool, England

Walker Art Gallery - FrontI love art as you can probably tell from some of my posts such as  The Musée d’Orsay Museum,  Art Institute in Chicago, and many more. You may also notice that I really enjoy impressionism art, and had to visit the Walker Art Gallery when we were in Liverpool, England. I had never heard of it until we were talking to some locals in Manchester who told us we had to visit if we liked art. Thus, we took some time one day to explore the museum. PSA, make sure to talk to locals when traveling. They have the best advice! Continue reading “The Walker Art Gallery Museum – Liverpool, England”

Rapid City, South Dakota – My Top 7 Free Things on Our to-do List

Rapid City 1We have had a few fun times exploring Rapid City, South Dakota and the area since living here in CO. Of course we had to do the big attractions like Mount Rushmore, and Crazy Horse, but we also look forward to doing some more historical and local attractions on our next trip in May of 2022. With a budget in mind, I also wanted to do a few free things while in the area. Thus I did some research and found 7 free things around Rapid City that I think would be fun to do. Here is my list (alphabetically): Continue reading “Rapid City, South Dakota – My Top 7 Free Things on Our to-do List”

Pictograph Cave State Park – Billings, Montana

Pictograph Cave State Park - SIgnIn late May of 2021 Gene and I took another road trip to Billings, Montana to see my niece and nephew who had just moved there. We had been before, but there was one thing we hadn’t seen on previous visits was Pictograph Cave State Park which is located about five miles south of Billings.

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Omaha, Nebraska – My Top 7 Things on Our to-do List

OmahaIn June of 2019 we were heading to Omaha for a few days before I continue on to Des Moines, IA for the LWMS convention. We have been through Omaha once before, but never explored the area. We did go to watch an Angels vs Royals AAA affiliate teams play a game at Rosenblatt Stadium before it was torn down to make more room for the zoo. Other than that, it is a new city to us. Thus I decided to do some research and find some fun things to do while we are in the area.  While a few charge a small fee, many of them are free. I look forward to our trip and creating posts about our adventures. Continue reading “Omaha, Nebraska – My Top 7 Things on Our to-do List”

Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, CO – Boulder’s Commercial Artery

Pearl Street Mall-BuffaloIn November of 2019 we did a staycation and spent a long weekend at the Hyatt Place here in Boulder, CO. While there we were able to do something that we hadn’t done since we’ve lived here in CO, we walked up and down Pearl Street Mall. Here is a little bit of trivia for those interested, the Pearl Street Mall was officially dedicated on August 6, 1977.  It was nice to be out and about, but the most fun was watching all the street performers. It was a little chilly, but not too bad for the beginning of November. Continue reading “Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, CO – Boulder’s Commercial Artery”

Saint Louis – My 8 Free Things To Do in the Gateway City

Saint Louis - ImageLate summer this year we were happy to spend a week visiting family members and exploring a little more of the Saint Louis area.  I started doing a little research about things to do and was shocked at how many FREE things you can do in Saint Louis. Some of them are parks and such, but some are museums. I just had to do a post and share all of this with you guys.  Here are my top 8 things I hope we can do during our visit. Hope you find it helpful when you visit Saint Louis. Continue reading “Saint Louis – My 8 Free Things To Do in the Gateway City”

Boise Art Glass in Downtown Boise Idaho – Handmade Glass Art

Boise Art Glass 1 On a recent trip to Boise, Idaho we didn’t want to do some of the touristy things we had done on previous trips to the area, like their state capitol. We wanted to do something unique and different on this trip. I did some research and found Boise Art Glass. It was definitely something I had wanted to do for a long time but wasn’t sure if Gene would be too interested. I was happily surprised when he seemed just as interested as me! Continue reading “Boise Art Glass in Downtown Boise Idaho – Handmade Glass Art”

Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens – Florida

Ormand Memorial Art GardenAs I wrote this in June 2017 we were in Daytona but were getting ready to head south to Orlando. We had a great time exploring the area and doing some of the local activities, including the beach. 🙂  One of the places we visited was the Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens.  We had been at The Casements and The Rockefeller Gardens earlier, and it was just a short walk from there. I am so glad we decided to visit. They were absolutely amazing, even if it was incredibly hot and muggy (it is a rainforest after all, lol). The highlights were all the amazing plants and animals we saw while walking around. Continue reading “Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens – Florida”

The Musée d’Orsay Museum – 19th Century Art, Paris

Musée d’Orsay - BldgWe have traveled quite a bit since we got married, but there is one place that grabbed a hold of me and makes me want to go back trip after trip. I am talking about Paris and the city of lights. One of the things I enjoyed seeing the most amazing collections of impressionist and post-impressionist art in the world. While the Louvre is amazing, there is one place I enjoyed more, The Musée d’Orsay.  I fell in love with this museum. Continue reading “The Musée d’Orsay Museum – 19th Century Art, Paris”

The Laumeier Sculpture Park – Saint Louis, Missouri

Laumeier Sculpture Park - SignOriginally this was posted on my previous blog while on vacation, September 20, 2017 – I am sitting here in our wonderful little Airbnb place near Cherokee Row, St. Louis, and looking at pictures I took at the Missouri Botanical Gardens while Gene takes an afternoon nap. We have been to St. Louis a few times, but never make it to the gardens.  It was wonderful to finally check it out. However, one of the most interesting things we have done up to this point is the Laumeier Sculpture Park.  Continue reading “The Laumeier Sculpture Park – Saint Louis, Missouri”