Lookout Tower Harbour Centre and Restaurant – Vancouver, BC

Lookout Tower 1On our anniversary in May of 2016, we spent a few days in lovely Vancouver, Canada.  We didn’t have a lot of plans, but knew while we were there we wanted to make sure to visit The Vancouver Lookout Tower at Harbour Centre. It was absolutely amazing. I know I say that a lot, but it really was.  It is the only place in Vancouver where you can enjoy a 360º aerial view of Vancouver. The best part was that it was an all-day ticket and we were able to go back later that evening after dinner. Continue reading “Lookout Tower Harbour Centre and Restaurant – Vancouver, BC”

Washington Monument, D.C. – The World’s Tallest Obelisk

Washington Monument 1On a trip to Maryland in October 2000, we decided to spend a few days and explore our National Capitol. It was an incredible experience. The city was so alive and you could feel it in the air. There were quite a few things that impressed me, especially the National Archives. However,  we also had a great time exploring the magnificent Washington Monument. I had seen so many images of it, and was happy to finally see it in person. Continue reading “Washington Monument, D.C. – The World’s Tallest Obelisk”

Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge – The Pelican State

Louisiana State Capitol - FrontAfter spending New Year’s Eve in New Orleans in December of 2018, I can happily say we checked off two more states’ capitols while in the area. We toured the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge, as well as the Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson.  Both were interesting, but the capitol in Louisiana was absolutely amazing.  Granted it was still all decorated for the Christmas season, but it would be incredible without them.  Continue reading “Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge – The Pelican State”

Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO – Gateway to the West

Gateway Arch 3If you’ve ever been to St. Louis, most likely you’ve been to the beautiful Gateway Arch and Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. It was definitely on our to-do list the first time we were in Missouri. We took the 630-foot ride to the top of this world-famous stainless steel monument and saw the most amazing views of the city. Continue reading “Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO – Gateway to the West”

Florida State Capitol Building – The Sunshine State

Florida State Capitol - FrontA wonderful trip to Pensacola in May of 2011 lead us to stop in Tallahassee to tour the Florida State Capitol. It is an architecturally and historically significant building, having been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. What we found interesting is that there are actually two buildings. We eagerly decided to tour both, if we could. When we arrived, we found out that they do have guided tours, but we missed the last one for the day, but were able to pick up a self-guided tour brochure and found our way around this amazing capitol building. Continue reading “Florida State Capitol Building – The Sunshine State”

Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln – The Cornhusker State

 Nebraska State Capitol - FrontOn a trip to see some friends and visit the State Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, we decided to spend a few nights in Nebraska and check out their capitol in Lincoln.  The Nebraska State Capitol is often known as the “Tower on the Plains,” and its 400-foot tower can be seen as far away as 30 miles. We definitely saw it from quite a distance as we neared Lincoln in May of 2010. Unless I am wrong, this is the 2nd tallest capitol next to the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge.

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