New England Tour – 8 Days in Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts

New England Tour - Maine 1Spring has officially sprung here in the Northern Hemisphere and many people are thinking about their summer trips or vacations. We don’t usually travel much during June, July, or August because it is just TOO hot and too many people. However, I also know a lot of people do so I wanted to share this amazing New England tour that I would actually love to take myself. It seems like a slower pace which is also great for those of us in the 55+ group. This 8 day tour takes you to some of the most breathtaking parts of Vermont, the Maine Coast, and Massachusetts.  It sounds like a blast. Here are all the details. Continue reading “New England Tour – 8 Days in Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts”

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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Tillamook Creamery, Oregon – Doing Things Right for over 100 Years!

Tillamook Creamery - Entrance

Mention the City Tillamook in Oregon, and most people will immediately think of the Tillamook Creamery. While in the Portland area in February of 2022 we decided to take a drive out west to see the Pacific Ocean again, the Tillamook Air Museum, as well as the Tillamook Creamery, yum! This amazing factory and visitor center is about two miles north of the actual city of Tillamook on Route 101 and about 1hr to 1 ½ from the Portland area. It was definitely worth the drive to visit the area and their facility.

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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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Comerica Park in Detroit, MI – Home of the Detroit Tigers

Comerica Park - Main Gate

On my continued quest to visit all 30 MLB ballparks, in this post, I am going to share our visit to Comerica Park. We were in Michigan in May of 2021 and spent the first part of the trip seeing the beautiful Mackinaw Bridge near the Upper Peninsula. It was beautiful and enjoyed it there, but after our time there, we headed to Detroit for a few days. The main thing I wanted to visit while in the area was catch a game at a park I had never been to, and watch the Tigers play at their home park. It is a lovely park and it was a beautiful day. Even though it may have been a little windy at times, it kept it from getting too hot. It was a great day to catch a game. Continue reading “Comerica Park in Detroit, MI – Home of the Detroit Tigers”

Butterflies Everywhere at the Butterfly Farm in St. Martin

Butterflies 5Welcome to the island of St Martin. As I said in my post Our 3 Favorite Beaches of Philipsburg, Saint Martin, we had a timeshare in St Martin and vacationed here a few times. I always loved visiting this beautiful area and one of the highlights was the Butterfly Farm – La Ferme des Papillons.  It is absolutely amazing and I love all the colorful butterflies. Some much in fact, that I brought home souvenirs for myself and my mom because I couldn’t resist. 🙂 Read below this post for an update about the butterfly farm in St. Martin. Continue reading “Butterflies Everywhere at the Butterfly Farm in St. Martin”

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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Arizona Capitol Museum – The Grand Canyon State

Arizona Capitol Museum - Inside 1After being in Arizona MANY times through the years, Gene and I had never been able to do a tour of the Arizona State Capitol building, also known as the Arizona Capitol Museum. Happily, on a trip in December of 2021, we were finally able to visit this capitol and learn more about the history of Arizona.  We ended up doing a self-guided tour, not sure if they have guided ones, but we grabbed a flyer about the capitol and set out to see what we could see and learn.

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Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure – Juneau, Alaska

Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure - 1One of the fun and exciting things we got to do while in Juneau, Alaska was doing the Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure tour. We were there in July of 2020 and it was so peaceful as there weren’t many tourists yet due to the stupid China virus. But it was so amazing and we were able to see it in its true beauty.   Before I share our tour, I want to share a little about Garden Rainforest Adventure. Continue reading “Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure – Juneau, Alaska”

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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