Moab, Utah -One of the Grandest Views in the West

Moab - SignSince moving to Denver, Co we have been able to take a few fun long weekend trips to Moab, Utah, and explore the beautiful parks and area. The drive is phenomenal and it is not too long of a drive from where we are currently living. For those not familiar with Moab, it is a city in Grand County, in eastern Utah, and is the county seat and largest city in Grand County. Moab attracts a large number of tourists every year, mostly visitors to the nearby Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.

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Pizza Hut Museum – Wichita, Kansas

Pizza Hut Museum - TableDid the title make you hungry? I was feeling hungry when we visited the Pizza Hut Museum in Wichita on our recent trip to Kansas in March of 2022, lol. In all seriousness, this was a great museum and so glad we were able to do a self-guided tour of this small little building that was the original Pizza Hut location. It has since been moved and is now located on the campus of Wichita State University. Even though it is small,  it is packed with information and history about the Pizza Hut brand. Here is their story.

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Memphis Rock N Soul Museum – Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis Rock N Soul Museum - 4While in Memphis in October of 2020 we were lucky enough to visit a few places related to Elvis Presley such as Graceland and Sun Studio. While doing research for our trip I found a deal from a combo ticket package that included those attractions as well as the Memphis Rock n Soul Museum. Memphis is all about music so I was so happy and looking forward to visiting this museum while in the area. I wasn’t sure what to expect and was quite surprised during our visit.

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Tillamook Air Museum – Blimp Hanger Museum in Tillamook, Oregon

Tillamook Air Museum - FrontWhile exploring the beautiful west coast of Oregon and visiting Tillamook Cheese Factory in February of 2022, Gene also wanted to explore the Tillamook Air Museum. He is big into aviation as you made have seen in my Boeing and Museum of Flight, Tukwila, WA posts. I have tagged along for a few of them and they have each been so different. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect at this museum as we only found out about it a few days before our trip and I didn’t have any time to do research. However, it was incredible to see and I am so glad I was along to tour this museum. The only thing I did know was that it was located in a former US Navy Air Station, opened in 1994, and had a lot of memorabilia, such as medals and gear, from WWII.

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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”

The Lucille Ball Hometown Experience – Jamestown, New York

Lucille Ball 1Growing up I always watched I love Lucy with my mom as she grew up watching it. The series aired from 1951-1957. Today, more than 70 years since the last episode aired on May 6, 1957, this amazing comedic icon named Lucille Ball is still entertaining people everyday. Thus when Gene and I were in Buffalo NY for my birthday in 2021 we had to make sure and visit the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum in her hometown, Jamestown. I didn’t know what to expect really, but I was excited to visit, and it didn’t disappoint. We had an amazing I love Lucy experience.

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Mardi Gras World, New Orleans – A Behind the Scenes Tour

Mardi Gras World 1In January we took a 3-day weekend to use up some travel vouchers before they expired thanks to the selfish Chinese leader 🙁 However, we did have a great time. While we had been there before and checked out Jackson Square in the French Quarter and Bourbon Street, there was still something we hadn’t done on those previous trips, see a float parade during Mardi Gras.  As it turned out, we were there during what would have been the beginning of Carnival and Mardi Gras, but again the parades and such were canceled by the aforementioned pathetic Chinese leader.  While we were disappointed,  we decided to finally check out Mardi Gras World! This is where all the floats are designed and created. We had a blast, and it was a great substitution.

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Park City Olympic Park- Utah’s 2002 Olympic Winter Games Venue

Park City Olympic Park - RingsIn April 2009 we were in Salt Lake City to see their State Capitol Building and decided to drive up to Park City. While there we had a wonderful time exploring Park City Olympic Park. This is one of the cities that hosted the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. This area served as a venue for ski jumping, nordic combined, bobsled, skeleton and luge. It also features the Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center, which houses both the Alf Engen Ski Museum and George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum. Parking and admission to the museums and venue is free. It was a real thrill to be there and remember what happened. I felt like I was a small part of it. The area itself I beautiful and has a small-town feel even though it has grown in the last decade or so.

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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”