Pensacola Beach Florida – Things to do Under the Sun

Pensacola TowerIt has been quite cold here in Colorado lately and I am missing the warmth we had while in Miami, Florida this time last year and did the exciting Everglades Airboat Tour. Sadly, we won’t be back in Florida until maybe later this year.  However while talking to a friend about Florida it made me start thinking about a trip to Florida in May of 2011, when we spent time part of a week playing in the Pensacola area.  Unlike Miami, in Pensacola you will find miles of white sand beaches, but they stretch along the Gulf of Mexico. We enjoyed our time swimming and playing in these crystal clear waters.

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Payette River National Scenic Byway – Boise, Idaho

Payette River Scenic Byway - 4While visiting some friends in Boise, Idaho they suggested taking a drive on the incredible Payette River Scenic Byway.  It was September of 2020, it was a beautiful day, and we were definitely ready to see some natural beauty. We loaded up our convertible Beatle rental car and headed out for a few hours. They suggested we allow about 2 and 1/2 hours and they were right, however, we took even longer stopping MANY times along the way. I think we were gone almost 5-6 hours, lol Below is a video of some of the places we saw on our drive along the river.

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White Water Rafting – Six White Water Rivers to Paddle this Summer!

White Water RaftingI have always loved the water but forgot how much until I was working on my Beach, Mountains, or Best of Both Worlds post. It made me stop, reflect, and acknowledge that it has been too long since I hit the beach or a stream. It also saddened me to realize that I have never been White Water Rafting. That is unless you count the Big Foot Rapids ride at Knott’s Berry Farm, which I don’t. lol It was fun and all, but I would love to experience the real thing one day. With that in mind, I did some research and found 6 rivers that I would love to explore via rafting.  I am going to start with the Salmon River in Idaho. Continue reading “White Water Rafting – Six White Water Rivers to Paddle this Summer!”