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

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

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

Colorado National Monument – On Top Of The World

Have you ever felt like you were standing on top of the world? After a day of exploring Arches National Park, we couldn't imagine anything matching its wonder and beauty. The evening had found us relocating to our next city, Grand Junction, Colorado. Our plan was an early morning excursion into the Colorado National Monument, which lies just south of the city. It would be our last chance to do some hiking on this trip, so we wanted to soak up every minute of it. After grabbing our morning coffee, it was into the park for a morning of adventure. Time in Grand [...]

By |2022-10-15T05:33:25-06:00June 24th, 2022|Colorado, Epic Road Trips, Grand Junction, West|4 Comments

Arches National Park – Hiking In Wonderland

Planning a long road trip requires finding plenty of balance. The required driving time has to be offset with some enjoyable stops. I have found that the longer the drive, the bigger the reward should be at the end. Since this road trip was somewhat of a circular route, I had strategically placed a couple of the biggest hits on the way home. After our morning at Shoshone Falls, we were back on the road for another seven hours of drive time. Our day's excursion had brought us through Salt Lake City and deposited us in the Green River Valley. This would allow [...]

By |2022-06-08T03:44:33-06:00June 7th, 2022|Epic Road Trips, Moab, Southwest, Utah|0 Comments

Shoshone Falls – Niagara Of The West

Traversing our nation, one finds wonder in almost every destination. After a three-day visit with our son in the Seattle area, we were on the downhill slope of our Epic Road Trip. We still had plenty of sights to see, but it would be mixed with an abundance of road hours. Departing early in the morning, we headed out to cover over 600 miles until the next restful night. Our goal was Twin Falls, Idaho, which is home to Shoshone Falls. This natural attraction has been nicknamed the Niagara of the West, so we felt it could not be missed. Such a long [...]

By |2022-10-15T05:24:51-06:00May 3rd, 2022|Epic Road Trips, Idaho, Twin Falls, West|2 Comments

Mount Rainier National Park – A Sleeping Giant

Our trip to the northwest corner of the country supplied us with some unique opportunities. Dwelling in the heartland brings its own scenes of beauty, but in Washington State, we were finding new experiences. After spending a couple of days with our son, along came a day he had to work. This gave us a chance to take an excursion to Mount Rainier. Since we have recently acquired a taste for hiking, this national park would offer us some amazing challenges. After all, it's not every day that we get to walk around an active volcano. Let's just hope we don't disturb this [...]

By |2022-10-15T05:24:51-06:00April 19th, 2022|Epic Road Trips, Seattle, West|4 Comments

Epic Road Trip Goals – Seeing The D-Rock

When we set about planning our travels for 2021, it was determined that we needed to add a visit to the Northwest Coast. This is the region where our youngest son, Derek, had relocated and we had never seen this part of the country. Those two points would become the basis for our Epic Road Trip goals, which would land us on the outskirts of Seattle, Washington. By the time we rolled into Sammamish, where he resides, we had already logged over 24 hours of car seat time. The 1800 miles had passed quicker than we expected, as much of the landscape was [...]

By |2022-10-15T05:24:51-06:00April 5th, 2022|Epic Road Trips, Seattle, West|2 Comments
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