Virginia is for Lovers – Virginia Welcome Center – Bristol, Virginia – 11/23/2020

Virginia is for Lovers! Welcome to Virginia! Virginia Welcome Center and Rest Area along Interstate 81 Northbound

Anna Ruby Falls Trail Hike – Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests – Helen, Georgia – 06/13/2020

When visiting North Georgia, make sure you take in some gorgeous forest scenery on your way to a beautiful waterfall!…

Blueberry Pickin’ at Damn Good Dawg Farms (DGD Farms) – Watkinsville, Georgia – 06/11/2020

It’s Blueberry Season in our neck of the woods! If you are looking for some AWESOME hands-on summer fun for…

Destination: Pacific Ocean! – Santa Monica, California – 12/07/2019

Mountains are gorgeous, and cities are fun… But there will always be something alluringly surreal about the call of the…

A Joshua Tree Adventure Along the Hagen Canyon Nature Trail at Red Rock Canyon State Park – Cantil, California – 12/07/2019

I guess I’m a bit of a U2 Fan Girl, and that tends to show itself when I’m in the…

Desert Vegetation at Hagen Canyon Nature Trail at Red Rock Canyon State Park – Cantil, California – 12/07/2019

It’s amazing how much you can learn just by exploring one certain trail, or area, or habitat. Geology, Earth Science,…

Creek Walking at Hagen Canyon Nature Trail at Red Rock Canyon State Park – Cantil, California – 12/07/2019

Geological Formations are greatly impacted by the process of erosion, and exploring the creek beds in and around Hagen Canyon…

Exploring the Geology of Hagen Canyon Nature Trail at Red Rock Canyon State Park – Cantil, California – 12/07/2019

Nothing makes me happier than time spent exploring red sandstone formations! Buttes, cliffs, curtains, spires, and more! We definitely want…

Hiking the Hagen Canyon Nature Trail at Red Rock Canyon State Park – Cantil, California – 12/07/2019

My favorite landscapes on the entire planet! Red Rocks! I absolutely live for traversing the red sandstone trails and formations!…

A Late Night in Rhyolite Historic Site: A Nevada Ghost Town – Rhyolite, Nevada – 12/06/2019

A friend of mine told us about the Death Valley Ghost Town of Rhyolite. The Rhyolite Historic Townsite was a…

Area 51 Alien Center – Amargosa Valley, Nevada – 12/06/2019

When you don’t always know where you’re going, you never know exactly what you’re going to find! We’re in the…

Sights and Sounds of Hoover Dam – Hover Dam, Nevada – 12/06/2019

The walk across the dam, and the sights of Lake Mead and the Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, are the…

Walking Across Hoover Dam – Hoover Dam, Nevada – 12/06/2019

Hoover Dam makes a great Day Trip from Las Vegas! Walk across the dam itself, or take a tour all…

Hands-On Learning at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Visitor Center – Boulder City, Nevada – 12/06/2019

You’re never too old for hands-on learning! Toddlers, teens, and everyone in between! National Parks are some of the greatest…

Christmas Beyond Your Wildest Dreams Comes to Life in the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens! – Bellagio Hotel and Casino – Las Vegas, Nevada – 12/05/2019

Experiencing the larger-than-life, absolutely jaw-droppingly STUNNING sculptures made COMPLETELY out of FLOWERS in the heart of The Bellagio Conservatory and…

Lyft Art Park – Las Vegas, Nevada – 12/05/2019

Nothing is more exciting than randomly finding something that makes you stop in your tracks and say, “HUH?” “What the…

Kà by Cirque du Soleil at the MGM Grand – Exhibit of Show Props – Las Vegas, Nevada – 12/04/2019

Even the exhibits for Kà by Cirque du Soleil at the MGM Grand are fascinating! The costumes, props, and other…

Kà by Cirque du Soleil at the MGM Grand – PreShow Access and Meet ‘n Greet – Las Vegas, Nevada – 12/04/2019

We absolutely LIVE for LIVE… We love live shows of any sort, from music to theatre, and everything in between….

Kà by Cirque du Soleil at the MGM Grand – Las Vegas, Nevada – 12/04/2019

Next on the Birthday Agenda, Kà by Cirque du Soleil at the MGM Grand Stay tuned. The awesomeness. Is intense.

Brilliant! A Neon Museum Experience – Las Vegas, Nevada – 12/04/2019

If you want the full flavor of The Neon Museum, you definitely HAVE to add Brilliant! to your itinerary. Strolling…

Tim Burton’s Lost Vegas Exhibit at The Neon Museum – Las Vegas, Nevada – 12/04/2019

I knew I wanted to bring Alysia to The Neon Museum in Las Vegas for her 20th Birthday. It was…

The Neon Boneyard Aglow at The Neon Museum – Las Vegas, Nevada – 12/04/2019

In this second album from the Neon Boneyard at The Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada, we went back through…

Experiencing the Brilliance of Las Vegas History at The Neon Museum – Las Vegas, Nevada – 12/04/2019

The crown jewel of Alysia’s 20th Birthday Experience was a visit to The Neon Museum in Las Vegas! She has…

The Flying Poemas at Circus Circus – Las Vegas, Nevada – 12/04/2019

Circus Circus is a fabulously Family-Friendly Vegas Hotel for so many reasons! We love the non-stop schedule of Circus and…

Pretzels on the Midway – Circus Circus Hotel – Las Vegas, Nevada – 12/014/2019

Part of what makes Circus Circus such an ideal hotel for families with kids, is the sheer amount of family…

It’s Time to Vegas, Baby! – Circus Circus Hotel – Las Vegas, Nevada – 12/03/2019

Vegas, Baby! Vegas for kids? Absolutely! Stay tuned for some super cool ideas, because Life’s a Circus, Baby! And we’re…

Sisters for a Snowy Grand Canyon Sunset – Desert View Watchtower – Grand Canyon National Park – Grand Canyon Village, Arizona – 12/03/2019

Our final adventure for the day, a Grand Canyon Sunset. It was cold, it was quiet, it was surreal. But,…

South Rim of the Grand Canyon at the Desert View Watchtower – Grand Canyon National Park – Grand Canyon Village, Arizona – 12/03/2019

And we made it to the Grand Canyon National Park! I rarely have words to describe the Grand Canyon. The…

Wupatki National Monument – Flagstaff, Arizona – 12/03/2019

As the road out of Sunset Crater descends into the Painted Desert of Arizona, the snow gives way to the…

Throwing Snowballs on the Lava Flow Trail – Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument – Flagstaff, Arizona – 12/03/2019

Hiking the Lava Flow Trail at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument in Flagstaff, Arizona while it was covered in snow…

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument – Flagstaff, Arizona – 12/03/2019

The next National Park Unit on our agenda for the day was Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument! Sunset Crater was…

Hiking the Island Trail – Walnut Canyon National Monument – Flagstaff, Arizona – 12/03/2019

After checking out the indoor museum of Interpretive Exhibits, we enjoyed the Island Trail hike at Walnut Canyon National Monument…

Walnut Canyon National Monument – Flagstaff, Arizona – 12/03/2019

Flagstaff, Arizona is one of my favorite locations for hitting National Parks, and getting to experience a multitude of geological…

Desert Snow – Santa Rosa into Moriarty, New Mexico – 12/02/2019

As a kid, I was always kind of “taught” that deserts are hot places. Part of the beauty of traveling…

Fort Smith National Historic Site – Fort Smith, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

Situated along the Arkansas River, the Fort Smith National Historic Site preserves an 80 year span of history in this…

Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument – Little Rock, Arkansas – 12/01/2019

Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument honors the bravery and courage of nine African-American Little Rock Central High School students…

Birmingham Civil Rights Heritage Trail at Kelly Ingram Park – Birmingham, Alabama – 11/30/2019

In the early 1960s, Kelly Ingram Park, in Birmingham, Alabama became the epicenter of our nation’s Civil Rights Movement. Today,…

The Four Spirits Sculpture at Kelly Ingram Park Along the Birmingham Civil Rights Heritage Trail – Birmingham, Alabama – 11/30/2019

The Four Spirits Sculpture at Kelly Ingram Park memorializes the lives lost during the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing on September 15,…

Random Birmingham – Birmingham, Alabama – 11/30/2019

Our first stop off the Interstate for a coffee break and a few Bucket List Checks… Here are a few…

Beethoven Lives! – Brevard, North Carolina – 10/30/2019

Beethoven Lives! And he does it all over Brevard, North Carolina! Each summer, the city of Brevard hosts one of…

The Guenther Family Muddy Pond Sorghum Mill – Monterey, Tennessee – 09/12/2019

BabyLand General Hospital Home of the Cabbage Patch Kids! – Cleveland, Georgia – 06/19/2019

If you’re feeling nostalgic for the super cool toys of yesteryear… Or, if you are wanting to share a little…

2 AM Times Square – New York, New York – 05/15/2019

The City That Never Sleeps, indeed! Bright Lights, Big City, it’s 2am in Times Square!

Cloud Gate at Millennium Park – Chicago, Illinois – 05/08/2019

We finally made it to The Bean! We’ve driven by Cloud Gate in Millennium Park, oh, probably a hundred times…

Chicago’s Chinatown Gateway – Chicago, Illinois – 05/06/2019

An evening in Chicago’s Chinatown, perusing awesome shops, eating the most incredible meal, and indulging in some boba tea, of…

Indiana State Capitol Building – Indianapolis, Indiana – 05/06/2019

Scratching another Capitol Building off the list ALWAYS makes for a good morning! The Indiana State Capitol was quite lovely,…

Newfound Gap – Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Newfound Gap, Tennessee – 03/20/2019

Newfound Gap, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is a mountain pass situated at the border where Tennessee gives…

Fun on the F Train – Carroll Gardens – Brooklyn, New York – 12/12/2018

Just doing a little of that morning coffee on the NYC Subway!

Bonneville Salt Flats – Wendover, Utah – 09/15/2018

Chancing across the Bonneville Salt Flats and the Bonneville Salt Flats International Speedway was another unexpectedly awesome gem of a…

Musk Ox Farm & Museum – Palmer, Alaska – 8/17/2018

We were fortunate enough to see several Musk Ox in the wild, north of the Brooks Range, almost to Deadhorse,…

Crooked Creek Falls – Valdez, Alaska – 07/31/2018

Oh, there are SO many wonderful waterfalls to explore in the Valdez area of Alaska! Where the Chugach Mountain Range…

Salmon Fishing in Resurrection Creek – Hope, Alaska – 07/25/2018

This kid loves him some fishing, but hasn’t had a lot of opportunity to spend time with someone to help…

Grizzly’s Unique Alaskan Gifts – Anchorage, Alaska – 07/24/2018

Grizzly’s is the “True Alaska Curiosity Shop” and worth a look while enjoying Downtown Anchorage! They boast a huge selection…

Junior Rangering in Anchorage – Alaska Public Lands Information Center – Anchorage, Alaska – 07/24/2018

The hub for all things National Park and Junior Ranger related in Anchorage is the Alaska Public Lands Information Center….

Mentasta Lake – Mentasta Lake, Alaska – 07/03/2018

No words needed. Just gorgeous. Mentasta Lake

Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/23/2018

Since 1881, over 220 Firefighters have lost their lives in the line of duty in the State of Minnesota. The…

The Sights and Sounds of Downtown Saint Paul – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/23/2018

After a day exploring the Minnesota State Capitol Building and Grounds, and the Cathedral of Saint Paul, we spent some…

Inside the Breathtakingly Gorgeous Cathedral of Saint Paul – National Shrine of the Apostle Paul – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/23/2018

The Cathedral of Saint Paul in Saint Paul, Minnesota is the National Shrine of the Apostle Paul. It is the mother church of the Roman…

Exterior Shots of the Cathedral of Saint Paul – National Shrine of the Apostle Paul – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/23/2018

The Cathedral of Saint Paul in Saint Paul, Minnesota is the National Shrine of the Apostle Paul. It is the…

“Spiral for Justice” Roy Wilkins Memorial – Minnesota State Capitol Grounds – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/23/2018

Roy Wilkins was a prominent American Civil Rights Activist from the 1930’s to the 1970’s, and his legacy beyond that…

Flying with Lindbergh – Charles Lindbergh Memorial Statue “The Boy and the Man”- Minnesota State Capitol Grounds – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/23/2018

Charles A. LindberghThe Boy and the ManSculptor Paul T. Granlund 1985Saint Paul, Minnesota Another statue on the grounds of the…

Hubert H. Humphrey “The Happy Warrior” Memorial Statue – Minnesota State Capitol Grounds – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/23/2018

Hubert H. Humphrey was the American Vice-President under President Lyndon B. Johnson. He ran for president in 1968, but was…

Hanging Out in the Basement of the Minnesota State Capitol Building – Saint Paul Minnesota – 05/23/2018

We do love our State Capitol Buildings! Inside, outside, on the rooftops, or in the basement! Here we are in…

Interior of the Minnesota State Capitol Building – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/23/2018

From the Grand Rotunda, to the architectural elegance of the House and Senate Chambers, to the exquisite hand-painted details, the…

Exterior of the Minnesota State Capitol Building – Saint Paul, Minnesota – 05/23/2018

Another Bucket List Check on our State Capitols Tour! Check out more of our adventures at Capitol Letters! The Minnesota…