4 Things Not To Miss At The Airplane Restaurant

When was your last in-flight meal? It seems like we are barely offered peanuts and a drink on current commercial trips. The glory days of commercial flight seem to have passed but we found a way to recreate the experience on a new level. During a visit to Colorado Springs, we found 4 things not to miss at The Airplane Restaurant. The name of this eatery piqued our interest, so we dropped in to learn more about this dining destination. Approaching the Boeing KC-97 Tanker, we were fascinated by the way it dominated the landscape. 1) Seating Options The Airplane Restaurant is a [...]

By |2023-03-24T05:28:25-06:00March 24th, 2023|Colorado, Colorado Springs, West|8 Comments

Experience Broadmoor Seven Falls

Being flatlanders, the raw beauty of the mountains always captivates us. Colorado Springs sits on the eastern edge of the peaks. On a previous visit, we discovered that there were too many sites for us to see in one trip. It took a few years, but we finally made our way back for more exploring. On this trip, we were looking for some challenges. That's not hard when you find yourself at 6800 feet elevation. Fortunately, we had already been in the region for a couple of days. Having acclimated, we were ready to experience Broadmoor Seven Falls firsthand. It Starts with a [...]

By |2023-03-10T07:29:40-06:00March 10th, 2023|Colorado, Colorado Springs, West|6 Comments

2 Day Itinerary For Lincoln, Nebraska

It's a shame we have to work to survive because traveling at any time would be freeing. Until those days come, we focus on breaking up regular life with an assortment of trips. Sometimes a week-long vacation doesn't fit, so an extended weekend has to work. Lincoln, Nebraska was the target for one of these types of getaways. A 3-hour drive meant departing early so we had plenty of time for exploring. The next two days would be filled with fun, food, and interesting finds. Let's take a look at how we maximized our time in Nebraska's Capital City. We want to thank [...]

By |2023-02-24T07:23:01-06:00February 24th, 2023|Guides, Lincoln, Midwest, Nebraska|6 Comments

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo – Our Animal Magnet In Action

I have been intrigued by Crystal's ability to attract animals for years. This happens with domestic and wild animals. I've seen it over and over, but I'm still in awe each time I witness this unusual occurrence. During our time in Colorado Springs, we set aside time for a tour of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Sitting at over 6700 feet in elevation, it's the highest zoo in America. As we awaited the opening of the gates, I wondered if her animal-attracting ability would once again surface. To be honest, this unique magnetism allows me to get some unusual photos and it's entertaining. Drawing [...]

By |2023-02-10T06:35:58-06:00February 10th, 2023|Colorado, Colorado Springs, West|4 Comments

Garden Of The Gods – Waiting On The Sun

All of the planning in the world won't change the weather. When we arrived in Colorado Springs, we found ourselves under a heavy cloud deck. With a limited amount of time for exploring, we weren't about to let it dampen our spirits. It had been quite a few years since our last visit and we had a long list of places to see and adventures to enjoy. This meant that we didn't want to be waiting on the sun to brighten up our vacation. Time to make the most of what we had, so we made our way to our lodging before heading [...]

By |2023-02-03T07:05:11-06:00January 27th, 2023|Colorado, Colorado Springs, West|6 Comments

Frontier Fighting – St. Charles County Heritage Museum

These days we are so connected with the world that we receive news updates as they are happening. Tweets, posts, and internet news sites spew out an unending amount of information. Can you imagine how out of touch you would have been in the early 1800s? We stopped by the St. Charles County Heritage Museum to learn about frontier fighting around that time period. During our visit, they were featuring an exhibit named "The American Revolutionary War in the West". This is a part of our regional history that we were unfamiliar with, so we were excited to check out this new gallery. [...]

By |2023-01-12T07:06:54-06:00January 20th, 2023|Midwest, Missouri, North East, St. Louis|4 Comments

Life In The Past Lane – Nebraska State Museum Morrill Hall

Imagine being at a dig site, when suddenly you uncover volcanic ash from 12 million years ago. As you carefully dig through the layers, you discover the remains of elephants, rhinos, and horses that roamed the lands long ago. The excitement must have seized their hearts as they made these amazing discoveries. Now fast-forward to today, and we have the opportunity to see many of these artifacts with a visit to the Nebraska State Museum at Morrill Hall. Located in the heart of Lincoln, this museum offers visitors a chance to see life in the past lane. We want to thank Lincoln CVB and Nebraska State [...]

By |2023-01-04T04:52:57-06:00January 13th, 2023|Lincoln, Midwest, Nebraska|8 Comments

Hendricks BBQ – The Whole Shebang

Tell the truth, when you think of Christmas, do you think of barbecue? I'm guessing most would not, but we aren't like most people. When we descended on St. Charles, Missouri, for their annual Christmas Traditions event, we knew that we would be looking for some unique meals. This St. Louis suburb is steeped in history and the perfect setting for wining and dining during the holiday season. We were pleasantly surprised to find that Hendricks BBQ sat next door to our hotel, so we knew a visit would be in order. I decided to save this for our last meal in town, [...]

By |2023-01-06T07:12:46-06:00January 6th, 2023|Midwest, Missouri, North East, St. Louis|6 Comments

Manitou Cliff Dwellings – Life On The Edge

I'll never understand how you can claim to discover an already populated continent. When you look back through history, it's obvious that there were thriving civilizations across North America. There's debate about when humans first arrived, but its clear things were flourishing around 1000 years ago. That would have been the time that the Pueblo Tribe were building their communities in the "Four Corners" region. A recent visit to Colorado Springs gave us a chance to stop by Manitou Cliff Dwellings. This visually impressive attraction offers an opportunity to see inside their life on the edge. First Impressions The first thing we discovered [...]

By |2022-12-30T07:01:46-06:00December 30th, 2022|Colorado, Colorado Springs, West|4 Comments

Carroll Mansion – Decking The Halls

Christmas decorations can run the gamut but one of our favorite styles is Victorian. There is an elegance to this era that remains the benchmark for holiday exhibits. A visit to Leavenworth, Kansas offered a chance to check out the Carroll Mansion, which was all decked out for the season. This impressive family home has stood on a hill since it was originally built in the late 1850s. Subsequent additions have transformed the residence from a four-room home to the stately mansion that we see today. Let's head inside to see what surprises we can discover. We want to thank Visit Leavenworth and [...]

By |2022-12-23T06:07:17-06:00December 23rd, 2022|Kansas, Leavenworth, Midwest|6 Comments
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