Monticello in Virginia – Our Unplanned Visit to Jefferson’s Home

Monticello-FrontWhile traveling sometimes things don’t always go as planned.  While on a trip to Washington D.C in October of 2000. we had booked a tour that would take us all over the Mall and the local area. Can’t remember the tour group, but I was extremely upset to get to the pick-up location to find out that it was canceled due to the million family march on the mall.  An email or phone call to cancel would have been nice, but we did get our money back. After much discussion, we decided to leave D.C. a day early (since there were too many people on the mall to do anything) and check out Monticello before we headed to our time-share near Colonial Williamsburg.  We made the best of a bad situation and had a great time checking out the former home and plantation of our third president, Thomas Jefferson. Continue reading “Monticello in Virginia – Our Unplanned Visit to Jefferson’s Home”

Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg, Austria – Historic Sites

SalzburgIn May of 2018, we had a great time on our trip to Munich checking out Hofbrauhaus, Dachau, and the BMW Factory. One day we took a road trip down to Salzburg, Austria. For those you don’t know, Salzburg was the setting for most of the iconic sights from the Sound of Music. It also happens to be the fourth-largest city in Austria and the capital of Salzburg state. But it also happens to be one of the most beautiful places we have visited. The Alps are incredible and different than the Rockies here in Colorado. Since we were so close, we just had to make the trip. Continue reading “Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg, Austria – Historic Sites”