Montana State Capitol in Helena – The Treasure State

Montana State Capitol - Front

In September of 2019, we took a road trip and we were finally able to visit Montana and check off another state we had not been to before. This was the 40th state we visited and we were able to tour the Montana State Capitol while in the Helena area. It was a very interesting state capitol and the grounds were pretty nice to check out as well. I am not sure how many capitols we had been to at that point, but we are slowly making our way toward our desire to visit each capitol one day.

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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”

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”

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”

Art Institute Chicago, Illinois – Amazing Impressionist Art

Art Institute Chicago 1As I have shared in a few posts, I really love impressionist art, and Monet is my favorite. I really enjoyed the Muse de Orsay in Paris. So while we were in Chicago in June of 2016, one of the top 5 things I had to do was to explore the Art Institute Chicago.  I had been to Chicago a few years ago, but all the impressionist art was on loan to a museum in Texas. I was disappointed but knew I’d be back and be able to see their collection. Continue reading “Art Institute Chicago, Illinois – Amazing Impressionist Art”

Jackson Square in the French Quarter – New Orleans, Louisiana

Jackson-Square-Statue-1No trip to New Orleans is complete without a visit to Jackson Square in the French Quarter.  Thus we made sure to check it out while in the area, December 2017. The square was designed after the famous 17th-century Place des Vosges in Paris, France, by the architect and landscape architect Louis H. Pilié. and is roughly the size of a city block. Though it may be small in size, it is huge in history. Continue reading “Jackson Square in the French Quarter – New Orleans, Louisiana”

The Salvador Dalí Museum – St. Petersburg, Florida

Salvador-Dali-SignOn a trip to St. Petersburg/Tampa in May of 1999,  we visited the Salvador Dali Museum. For those of you who are not familiar with Dali, he has been called The man, The master, and The marvel. Whatever you called him, he was a surrealist artist who was born in Figueres, Spain, on May 11, 1904. He always took great risks and proved how rich the world can be when you dare to embrace pure, boundless creativity. Continue reading “The Salvador Dalí Museum – St. Petersburg, Florida”