In 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.
In August of 2008, we took a three-day weekend trip down to Colorado Springs and spent some time at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center. It was eye-opening to see their phenomenal center and all they do to train for their specific Olympic event. I wasn’t really sure what to expect when we first decided to visit, but I have to say I was quite impressed. Continue reading “Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado – Team USA”
In June of 2012 we spent a few days with my best friend’s brother and family near Atlanta and wanted to do some sightseeing. One afternoon we ended up at Centennial Olympic Park in Downtown Atlanta. It is so amazing and I was delighted to see that it is still being utilized today. Continue reading “Centennial Olympic Park in Georgia – Atlanta’s Crown Jewel”
As the world flocks to coffee houses every morning like their lives depend on it, I am heading for my cup of tea. I am not a coffee drinker, but I understand that some people can’t function in the morning until their first cup. I just never acquired the taste I guess. But I have grown a fond liking of Celestial Seasonings teas, here in Boulder, Colorado, especially the Peppermint and Mint Magic, yum. Continue reading “Celestial Seasonings in Boulder, CO – True to Their Roots”