Snow Train – Canadian Train from Vancouver to Toronto

Snow Train 1Have you finalized your winter travel plans? If not, why not do something different and travel on the snow train from Vancouver to Toronto? Nothing shows you Canada like the train. Book your 2022 winter vacation with Vacations by Rail now and save up to $800 per couple. The link also has an itinerary. There are still some slots open and available. Check out their site for dates and times.  Continue reading “Snow Train – Canadian Train from Vancouver to Toronto”

Treasure Falls and Wolf Creek Pass in Colorado – Breathtaking Views

Treasure Falls and Wolf Creek Pass - 1After leaving the wonderful Pagosa Springs area on our anniversary in May 2017, we headed to Canon City to explore the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. We marveled at the amazing Treasure Falls just a few minutes out of Pagosa. Then we were able to enjoy some breathtaking views at Wolf Creek Pass.  Both were amazing and we were glad we were able to see them on our way out of the Pagosa Springs area. Continue reading “Treasure Falls and Wolf Creek Pass in Colorado – Breathtaking Views”

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”

Colorado Road Trips – Some of our Favorites Around the State

We have now lived in Colorado for many years and really enjoy the beauty and variety in this beautiful state. While we have explored quite a few places since we have been here, we haven’t visited as many as we would have liked. We know we aren’t going to be in this colorful state forever and made a plan to see more of it. Thus we have done a few road trips and wanted to share which Colorado road trips we have enjoyed the most.  Today I want to share some of the trips we’ve taken along the I-70 from Idaho Springs, to Loveland Pass, and then out to Dillion Reservoir. While we didn’t necessarily do these all in one day, we really enjoyed them and I decided to share them all as one post. We also did the Peak to Peak Highway one time and I will share that separately. But today I will start with Idaho Springs and work our way westward.

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The Aquarium of the Pacific – Long Beach, California

Aquarium of the Pacific - FrontI love aquariums and have enjoyed visiting the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach many times when we lived in California. Gene and I have had a great time exploring the aquarium on our own, but have been with many friends and family.  No matter who we are with,  I love watching all the amazing and unique fish. Of course, I do have my favorite sea animal, which I will share more about in a bit.   Continue reading “The Aquarium of the Pacific – Long Beach, California”

Hawaii State Capitol in Oahu – The Beautiful Aloha State

Hawaii State Capitol FrontOur continual pursuit of visiting all 50 state capitol buildings led us to the Hawaii State Capitol in Honolulu in December 2016. We have been to more than half of the capitols, and this one had some of the most friendly workers and tour guides. Before we even started the tour, we were let into one of the offices to take a picture of their Bronze State Seal. I love the state seals, and this was so nice of them to let us do this. We could definitely feel the aloha spirit here. 🙂 Continue reading “Hawaii State Capitol in Oahu – The Beautiful Aloha State”

Seal Beach, California – A Walk Along the Pier and Memory Lane

Seal Beach - ClockA couple of years ago Gene and I spent a few days in California visiting family and friends. While there we were also able to help celebrate my nephew’s 5th birthday party. It was great and so nice to see his young and happy spirit. I don’t know how far my memories go back, but I do know that I remember many wonderful days spent in Seal Beach. I was feeling the pull to see the ocean. Besides family, it is one of the things I miss the most about living in Colorado. One afternoon we headed to the beach and I took a walk down the Seal Beach Pier as well as memory lane. I was happy to see the clock commemorating its bicentennial on October 27, 1915. Continue reading “Seal Beach, California – A Walk Along the Pier and Memory Lane”