When Mike and I went home for Christmas, my parents made plans to take us to Clifton Mill to see the Christmas lights. The Clifton Mill Christmas lights were actually featured on ABC’s The Great Christmas Light Fight and they WON! They won $50,000 and after seeing the lights in person, that award was well […]Read more "Christmas Lights in Ohio"
Ever since going to the Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta, we’ve been wanting to check out both the Reagan and Nixon libraries here in SoCal. We still haven’t made it to Nixon’s library, but we did go to the Reagan library and…WOW. The library is in Simi Valley and the views from the library are […]Read more "Ronald Reagan Presidential Library"
When Mike and I heard that only FIVE miles from Hearst Castle there was an elephant seal viewing area, we knew we had to go. Even after living in California for four (!!!!) years, we still get giddy when we see seals and/or sea lions. It’s so neat to see them in their natural environment […]Read more "San Simeon Elephant Seals"
This month’s Night Hawks outing also fell on one of the weirdest weather days of the year! Living in Southern California, we are SUPER lucky that 98% of the days are sunny and breezy. We get like 10 days of rain a year. This year’s El Nino has been interesting. We’ve had more humidity, which […]Read more "Night Hawks – Redondo Beach"
For our last day in Maui, we went to the historic city of Lahaina. Lahaina was the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii back in the mid-1800s. There are a lot of historic buildings in Lahaina, and the main drag on Front Street has TONS of shopping! I think one of our favorite things was […]Read more "Hawaii Honeymoon Part V – Lahaina"
This post is kind of a mixture of some pictures that we took while walking around in Ka’anapali Beach, and seeing a couple of smaller sights. We saw a beautiful sunset when we went to the Royal Lahaina Luau, and much like the rest of Maui, the Ka’anapali Beach area (where we were staying) was […]Read more "Hawaii Honeymoon Part IV – Ka’anapali"
As soon as we booked our trip to Maui and started looking at things to do, the road to Hāna was at the top of our list. This is the only paved road through a tropical rainforest in the world, and while the views are spectacular, the road is crazy. This 60+ miles of highway […]Read more "Hawaii Honeymoon Part II – Road to Hana"
For our first morning in Maui, we decided to get up super early to see the sunrise over Haleakala Crater. This is one of the things that we kept reading about and hearing about – the sunrise. So, of course we had to check it out! Since we got into Maui the day before, we […]Read more "Hawaii Honeymoon Part I – Sunrise Over Haleakala Crater"
The third day of our Utah trip took us out of Zion and on to Bryce Canyon National Park, which is about a two hour drive from Zion. The drive between the parks is amazingly scenic, and we stopped quite a bit to take pictures and admire the scenery. This was also the morning that […]Read more "Bryce Canyon National Park – Part One"
Mike and I went whale watching last weekend, and we had an absolute blast! We saw two whales early on in our trip and were able to stay with them for almost an hour. We ended up seeing them surface five or six times. We saw a couple of dolphins and a couple of seals […]Read more "Whale of a Good Time"