Living in Las Vegas, Nevada since 2004, the above is a first. I’ve seen every size, nationality and color of Elvis Presley walking the strip, entertaining on Fremont Street posing for pictures and officiating marriages. There are beautiful show girls everywhere. Freemont Street is filled with vendors and tourists who don’t want the hustle and bustle of the strip. Also, the casinos are very close in proximity of each building and this is easier for lots of seniors to navigate visiting each casino. As most are aware, almost all casinos on the strip each individually cover a couple of blocks; and almost always very crowded. Downtown Vegas is a much more chilled atmosphere and seemingly caters to seniors and the disabled.
Probably the largest pre-requisite for a city to be considered a romantic getaway are the sunsets. If an area lacks a gorgeous dusk, what's the point of packing up the bags (and your partner) to head out there? This guru of romance certainly can't think of one. The third largest city in Alabama, Mobile, sitting on its south eastern border, has just as beautiful sunsets as anywhere, due to it residing in the Mobile Bay, a spectacular body of water which connects to the Gulf of Mexico. Not only does Mobile have gorgeous sunsets, but whether you travel to Orange Beach, Dauphin Island or Florida's Pensacola Beach, you have some of the most dazzling, white sand beaches in existence. So not only is Mobile terrifically romantic, but it is completely surrounded by romance as well! How many places can say that?
Mono Lake is one of oldest lakes in existence, known in part for its bird life, evidenced by the nests on top of some tufa. Watching the gulls chase after the ground-dwelling, mass-moving sand bugs yesterday was entertainment itself. But today, it is 5:15 AM and all is still- not another soul in sight. I am mesmerized by the sounds of the birds in the water and on the tufa, flying overhead, skimming the water, disrupting the beautiful reflections on the lake as they swim towards shore. As I sit, the sun comes up over the glacier-cut hills and sets the Sierras and lake alight. It was a moment I will likely never forget.
I set out with 15 pages of printouts from every source I could find on the Sierras. My route was somewhat structured by available rooms, since I waited until the last minute to book. And given the mileage I was aiming for, and the intent NOT to spend every day, all day in the car, I decided to leave the Southern Tahoe, Carson City area to another trip. But the Eastern Sierras and Highway 395, touted as an area not to miss, were beckoning me.
Ahhhhh ain’t this a sight for sore eyes 😁?!
If you've ever been to Phoenix then you definitely noticed a few things that everyone will...because it's always the same consistent feel. The weather is pretty much summer all year around, It gets anywhere from 90-120 late June to mid August, then an amazing breezy weather the other 7+ months it never gets below 60 and never above 90, so its hot tub weather all year.
Which two states in the United States have never been above 100 degrees? This is a great trivia question related to weather and one you can impress your friends with if you know the answers.
If you’ve never heard of Harbor Beach, Port Hope, or Caseville, you’re missing out on a world of wonderful small-town culture, sandy beaches, and fun. While I prefer the hustle and bustle of the big city, I took my husband back to my old childhood stomping grounds for a tour of Michigan’s “Tip of the Thumb,” and here are some of the sights I think you should see!
I visited Richmond, Virginia 40 years ago, and I have been living in the city since then. Of all the places I have lived, I have decided that Richmond will be my last stop. That's because everything I need and want is in Richmond that is also known as the River City and RVA.
Long Valley is a beautiful town located in Southwestern Morris County in Northwestern New Jersey. Here are 10 great reasons to visit beautiful and historic Long Valley, New Jersey.
There is one and only one major city in the United State that has had a 100 degree temperature day in the month of February. Do you know what that city is?
I am an avid hiker, and one of my favorite places to go is Cade's Cove in the Smokey Mountains National Park. Cade's Cove used to be a small community of homes from the early settlements in the 1700's, and most buildings are still there including churches, homes, mills, barns, and chicken coops. It is nestled within this valley at the foothills of the Smokies with a little stream running around the valley.