Category Archives: Travel

Snapshot Saturday 2014 #2 – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

After sunset in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

After sunset in Cabo

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in the Baja California Sur is one of Mexico’s many popular tourist destinations. There are so many activities to enjoy in Cabo, both above and below the water. Enjoy scuba diving, kayaking, parasailing, jet skiing, relaxing on the beach or taking a whale watching cruise catching a glimpse of the sea lions on the way out. Continue reading

Snapshot Saturday 2013 #25 – Talkeetna, Alaska

Talkeetna, Alaska

Talkeetna, Alaska

Talkeetna, Alaska is a census-designated place 2 1/2 hours north of Anchorage that had a population of 876 at the time of the 2010 census. It is just east of where three rivers meet: Susitna, Chulitna and Talkeetna. If you walk west on Main Street and continue past the end of the road, you come to the river (this is the edge of Talkeetna) where you can see Mt. McKinley. Downtown Talkeetna is a National Historic Site. I enjoyed walking around Talkeetna after a great lunch at the Denali Brewing Company restaurant. We walked to the river and enjoyed the view, the fresh air, the crystal clear river rolling by and just being in Alaska! Check out more about my visit here: Alaskan Adventures. Alaska was my 50th state checked off my list, some would say I saved the best for last. What is your favorite US State?

Xel-Ha – The World’s Largest Natural Aquatic Park

Xel-Ha

Xel-Ha

Xel-Há is a 22 acre natural aquatic park in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. Visiting Xel-Há as a cruise ship excursion, as my friend and I did, is not a good idea. Knowing all of the wonderful activities I missed really hurts! I think you could spend two or three days here to really have the time to explore everything. One full day for sure, minimum. Continue reading

Ancient Mayan Ruins of Tulum

Temple of the Frescos at Tulum

Temple of the Frescos

The ancient ruins of Tulum are situated 39 feet above the turquoise waters of the Caribbean in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. Tulum was at its peak between the 13th-15th centuries AD and was one of the last Mayan cities. It is surrounded on three sides by rock walls and the fourth side by the ocean. The word Tulum means “wall, trench, or fence” in Maya, and was an ideal location for sea and land trade routes. Continue reading

Snapshot Saturday 2013 #23 – Cruise Dinner Buffet

Carnival Cruise buffet

Carnival Cruise buffet

One of the funnest parts of cruising is all of the fantastic food. The elaborate buffet is quite a site. Every food is cut to a certain design, flower or put together to make a beautiful display. Then it is topped off with an ice sculpture or two, or three! We were able to get a kitchen tour where we watched as someone was carving an ice sculpture, which is a real talent. The buffet line moved slowly as most of us were taking pictures along the way.

Snapshot Saturday 2013 #21 – Fall Colors

Fall colors in Minnesota

Fall colors in Minnesota

Fall in Minnesota is a beautiful time of year and October is my favorite month for a few reasons. First, I love all of the colors, when they are on the trees and when they blanket the ground. The temperature is usually perfect, I like the 50-60 degree range. Some years we can get snow in October, but it’s not typical. Halloween is another fun part of the month, I enjoy going to haunted houses, corn mazes, etc. Fall is also the best time for decorations, hay bails, corn husks, pumpkins, mums and then of course, the Halloween decorations.

My Snapshot Saturdays haven’t been the most consistent, neither has my blogging, but that will be changing! I have combined the images on this post and I was wondering what your thoughts are. Do you prefer just one photo and some information about where it was taken, or do you like the combination?

Snapshot Saturday 2013 #20 – Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

Blockhouse

Blockhouse

Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park is located 7 miles south of Mandan, North Dakota. The park was established in 1907 by Theodore Roosevelt and includes Custer’s house, the blockhouses, On-A-Slant Village with the earthlodges and a visitors center. Continue reading