Finding the real Pisa When we vacation, we love to get off the beaten path and talk with locals about what makes their town or country fabulous and unique. We will look for the quiet narrow
Huntsville, Alabama Diverse, unique, and eclectic. It is a land where you will find lush, rolling green hills
Space Camp – An Empty Nest Journey 3, 2, 1, mark. Pilot, you are a go to start auxiliary power units. Station you are a go to begin experiments. Gimbal check complete. ET arm is retracting. It will be fully retracted in 30 seconds. We are 2 minutes from lift off. All crew members are ready for lift off. That is what goes on in the control center at Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama when you are performing a mock shuttle launch. Space Camp, I never knew it was a real thing when I watched the movie back in 1987.
Did you know that Tampa, Florida has a boardwalk? I did not. What a pleasant and fun discovery that was. The River Boardwalk
Pyramid Restaurant – Lifestyle Cuisine Located in the heart of bustling downtown Dallas is classy, yet relaxed, a restaurant that prides itself on being Lifestyle Cuisine friendly – having a menu that is sensitive to guests with diet-dependent conditions and lifestyle choices. The Pyramid Restaurant in the Fairmont Hotel and Resort is all about the local garden to table dining.
Old World Meets Contemporary Flair What do you get when you mix generations of tested recipes from Banderas Bay with creative contemporary flair and technique? You get Tintoque. Celebrating Puerto Vallarta’s coastal bounty, Tintoque derives its name from a pre-Hispanic fishing town once located near Punta de Mita, just north of Puerto Vallarta.
Flyboarding in Puerto Vallarta Tick! That is the sound of checking an item of my bucket list. What was it? Flyboarding. It has been on my “gotta do it!” list for several years. Right next to swimming with manta rays (watch the video here) – which, by the way, felt like I was staring in my own National Geographic movie!
Would there be chickens? I put my coins in the meter and got on the bus, a Mexican bus. Thanks to Hollywood and an over active imagination, I had
Food Truck Love. Oh, my word! I could not believe my eyes. I found a little bit of home in this diverse Mexican city. A city with eclectic neighborhoods, rich with old world Mexican charm and modern flair, one that is home to
Puerto Vallarta As my last night in Puerto Vallarta comes to a close my mind I find myself thinking of things that I have seen, learned, and experienced.
***Gaby’s Restaurant was visited during a press trip sponsored by Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board. The views and opinions are my own. *** Located in the heart of Puerto Vallarta’s Gringo Gulch is family owned Gaby’s Restaurant. Gaby’s has been delivering authentic Mexican flavors since 1989. The stuffed avocado was absolutely delicious for a light lunch! I would highly recommend it. Pair it with the shrimp cocktail, shown below. The comfortable and relaxed atmosphere makes Gaby’s a welcome spot to sit and People watch. After you have recharged with a cold refreshing cerveza check out the light house, located behind Gaby’s. You
Renaissance Festival – transport your self to another world and another time. Last year at the Texas Renaissance Festival we had such a good time! Of course, we had to visit the King’s Bar The parade is always fun to watch #renaissance #texas
What do you think of when you think of Texas? Most people will think of cowboys, cattle, and tumbleweeds. True, those are all found in Texas. Texas is also a wine producer.
Would you jump out of a perfectly good airplane? Would you jump from a building that was structurally sound? Not even on fire or anything as
Sailing to unplug Before we became empty nesters we sailed the Sea of Cortez with our sons. This is a video of our adventure with our sons.
Farmers Markets They have been around as long as farmers. What started as small roadside stands has blossomed and evolved into gatherings of various sizes. From small towns to
New Orleans’ Esplanade Ridge Historic District was once the most prestigious Creole neighborhoods in the city. Now it boasts one of the largest and most impressive concentrations
Canton is a small town with a very popular tradition. Once a month, approximately 400,000 people descend on this quaint farming community of 3,500 for a single weekend to
New Orleans Swamp Tour New Orleans offers a wide range of activities and tours. An airboat or swamp tour with Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours is the perfect beginning to an adventurous weekend in New Orleans.