Category: Travel Tales

Colorado: Welcome to Golden

Over the summer we had the opportunity to meet up with some of our family in Colorado for a little mini family reunion and birthday celebration. We got there a little earlier and spent some time exploring Golden, CO. Golden is about 20 minutes from Denver and has an adorable downtown area. Things to do

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Kansas: Cousins Eddie’s

I love finding random little, interesting stops in small towns while on road trips. On the way to and from Bent’s Old Fort, we drove through Coolidge, Kansas. In the original 1983 National Lampoon’s Vacation movie Cousin Eddie is from Coolidge, Kansas. Despite enjoying the Christmas Vacation movie, I have not watched the original film

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Texas Renaissance Festival

A couple of weeks ago I got the opportunity to visit the Texas Renaissance Festival down near Houston. I love Ren Fests, I think they are a ton of fun, they typically have good food and great entertainment along with some pretty decent mead. We visited on Pirate Weekend and there were a ton of

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Caddo Lake State Park

It’s time to go camping! This was a hot summer but we did go camp during it…once. Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in the state of Texas. Yes, all the other lakes are man made reservoirs and many are damed rivers that then flooded the surrounding area. Caddo is part of the Big

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Ireland: Goodbye for Now

We did a lot in Ireland. Almost too much, there were things we cut out because we just had done so much in such a short amount of time and needed to slow down a bit. There is nothing wrong with taking a step back and relaxing a bit, whether that is on a trip

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Ireland: Tales We Heard

While climbing Slieve League our guide, Barry, told us some wild stories of events that had occurred in Ireland. There were two in particular that stood out to me. The Battle of the Book and plane crash from WWII on the far side of Donegal Bay. Battle of Cúl Dreimhne | Battle of the Book

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Ireland: Guinness Storehouse

If you are in Ireland and you like beer at all a must visit place is the Guinness Storehouse at St. James’s Gate. When you visit, visit with an abundance of time. We were on a bit of a schedule as it was our last full day in Ireland an we had visited Trinity College

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