Phoenix Zoo Lights – An Annual Tradition in Phoenix, Arizona

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Last year we were in Phoenix on Christmas and Gene and I went to the Phoenix Zoo Zoo Lights with my best friend’s sister and brother’s families. It was something I had never done even here in Colorado so I was so excited to experience it with my extended family.

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NYC Christmas Videos – Top Things To Do in NYC at Christmas

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NYC Christmas Visit

The holidays are upon us and I have to say, I LOVE CHRISTMAS! I love the lights, the music, the food, and especially the meaning of Christmas. They are always exciting, but Christmas of 2018 was especially epic. We were happy to be able to experience the NYC Christmas season in mid-December!  We couldn’t wait to see the lights, trees, window decorations, and everything NYC is known for during Christmas. I was not disappointed. It was more than I thought it would be. The tree at Rockefeller Center is something you HAVE to make sure to see while in the area. Continue reading “NYC Christmas Videos – Top Things To Do in NYC at Christmas”

7 Tips for Surviving the Holidays with Family

Family - Happy HolidaysThe Holidays Are Coming!!! I am looking forward to heading to California this year over Thanksgiving to see family and friends. We usually have a great time, and usually isn’t a lot of stress involved (that usually happens before the trip, lol), but sometimes things come up that can add tension and stress to an otherwise great visit. Continue reading “7 Tips for Surviving the Holidays with Family”

Times Square and the Waterford Times Square Ball – New York

Times Square 1At the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets in Times Square, a major commercial intersection and neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan, New York.  Brightly adorned with billboards and advertisements, sometimes referred to as The Crossroads of the World, Times Square is one of the world’s busiest pedestrian intersections. Not only that, Times Square is one of the world’s most visited tourist attractions, drawing an estimated fifty million visitors annually. Approximately 330,000 people pass through Times Square daily, many of them tourists, while over 460,000 pedestrians walk through Times Square on its busiest days. It is also the hub of the Broadway Theater District and a major center of the world’s entertainment industry. Continue reading “Times Square and the Waterford Times Square Ball – New York”

Hilton Head, SC – Coligny Beach Park and Harbour Town Island

Hilton HeadI was incredibly happy to be able to spend New Year’s Eve of 2019/2020 in Hilton Head South Carolina. We had been to South Carolina once before to see their state capitol building, but never to Hilton Head, so I was so excited. I didn’t know much about Hilton Head, aka Hilton Head Island, or that it was named after Captain William Hilton. In 1663 he was the person who identified a headland near the entrance to Port Royal Sound, which mapmakers named “Hilton’s Headland.” Continue reading “Hilton Head, SC – Coligny Beach Park and Harbour Town Island”

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”

Merry Christmas from Magical Knott’s Merry Farm – California

Merry-Farm-SignThere are a few things I miss about living in California (besides my family and friends of course) walking along the Seal Beach Pier, watching my Angels, and going to my favorite amusement park Knott’s Berry Farm. It has always had a pull on me, and I still love it. I miss being able to go to such things as Knott’s Scary Farm in October. However, the thing I really miss is Knott’s Merry Farm in December.  It has been too many years since we have done this. For those of you who haven’t been able to make it before, here is the scoop on Knott’s Merry Farm. Continue reading “Merry Christmas from Magical Knott’s Merry Farm – California”

Holiday Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo – Ohio

Festival of Lights Classic CincinnatiWe have never been to Cincinnati but look forward to visiting one day. One event I would really like to see when we do make it to Cincinnati is the Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo. My friend Tina in the Cincinnati area sent me this information and I thought it would be fun to share on my blog. I hope to be able to visit one day in the future. Sounds like a great time to visit.

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Union Square Holiday Market – An Annual New York Tradition

Union Square 1Last year we spent a wonderful week in New York City. The city is always amazing, but it is truly magical at Christmas. Besides the beautiful tree at Rockefeller Center and decorations everywhere, they also have many Christmas Markets. We were lucky enough to be able to explore two of them while we were there, Bryant Park and Union Square. They were both incredible,but I think I liked the one at Union Square a little more. Continue reading “Union Square Holiday Market – An Annual New York Tradition”

Saint Charles Christmas Traditions Festival – Missouri

Saint-Charles-SignChristmas traditions take us back to a time when it was elegant and magical. The people in Saint Charles, MO invite you to a place where Christmas past and present becomes one.  A place where storybook characters come to life before your very eyes.  A place where the typical hustle and bustle of the holiday season melts away and allows you to enjoy the yuletide sights, sounds, and magic of yesteryear. Continue reading “Saint Charles Christmas Traditions Festival – Missouri”