One of the first things we wanted to see in Prague in May of 2018, besides the Charles Bridge, was Old Town Square. I really wanted to see the Astrooligal clock, but it was not working due to repairs and renovations. Sadly this seemed to happen in every country we visited. Even though we didn’t get to see the clock working, I was quite impressed by the Czechoslovak Hussite Church. Also known as The Church of Our Lady before Tyn, it is most likely the second signature landmark in Old Town Square. Continue reading “Czechoslovak Hussite Church of Our Lady – Old Town, Prague”
We 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”
In February 2019 I spent a few days in Phoenix Arizona to attend a few spring training games. While preparing for my trip, I did some research and shared some of the best attractions in Phoenix. While I was thrilled to be able to see several museums such as the Arizona Science Center, Heard Museum, and the Phoenix Art Museum, I was also trying to stay on a budget. With that in mind, I was also looking for some free things to do. Luckily I have found quite a few free things to do in Phoenix. Some of the activities or attractions are inside and some are outside. Obviously, the group you are with, and the time of year will play a factor in what you can see and do. Continue reading “Phoenix, Arizona – Free Things to do in the Valley of the Sun”
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.
In May of 2018 we were spending a couple of weeks in Europe for our 20th anniversary. While we were looking forward to spending a few days in Vienna in Austria and Prague in the Czech Republic, we were going to be in Munich Germany for a little more than a week. I can’t tell you how excited I was to finally get to Germany. This city looks so amazing and interesting. I have German ancestors and couldn’t wait to wait to visit some of biergartens, try some local fare, and see some of the amazing landscape. As with the other cities, we have a few things planned but also wanted to mix in a few free things while in the area. Therefore I eagerly did some research and found quite a few free things. Thus I decided to share with all of you in case you are planning your own trip to Munich. Here is the list of my top 7 free things we hope to do on our trip (in no particular order). I will also let you know which places we visited and share a little about our experience while visiting.
To 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”
While 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.