Tag: Travel Tales

New Mexico: Balloon Fiesta Mass Ascension

Hot Air Balloon

In total I went to three sessions of the International Ballon Fiesta: one where I rode in a balloon, an attempted night glow, and a morning mass ascension. If you want to read about my hot air balloon flight you can see it here. I didn’t do a separate post about the night glow because

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New Mexico: Sandia Crest

One of the neat things to do in Albuquerque is to take the tram up to Sandia Crest. Since we were in Albuquerque during the balloon fiesta the traffic at the tram was worse than usual. We got to the gate at 10am and were told that the wait time for the tram was an

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New Mexico: Petroglyph National Monument

After our Hot Air Balloon ride Keltin and I knew that if we went back to where we were staying to take a nap that we would not do anything else that day. Despite weariness we had lunch and then headed to see the petroglyphs. This National Monument is interesting because you go to the

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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta: Balloon Flight

During October the International Balloon Fiesta took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico. If you ever get the chance go. There were 550 registered balloon pilots. Our first morning at the fiesta was the morning that we were scheduled to go up in a balloon. I’d had this planned for months, done and paid for the

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Texas: Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Finally catching up a bit after having been on vacation. We spent a couple days in Canyon, Texas before heading to Albuquerque for the balloon fiesta. One of the things I was really looking forward to doing was hiking the Lighthouse Trail at Palo Duro Canyon State Park because despite having gone to college near

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Kansas: Final Thoughts

I absolutely loved visiting Kansas with Keltin.  We got to explore some really neat places within a couple hours drive and I got the chance to explore the town of Johnson itself more than I had in past trips. Besides the Stanton County Museum, one of my favorite places was The Old Store. This store used

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Colorado: Two Buttes

A morning trip out to Two Buttes is the last side trip that we took from Kansas. Two Buttes is weird because if you Google it you will get the name of a small town but there is also a small mountain in the area that sits on the open plain with only flat land

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Road Tripping Fly Over States

On our recent trip to Kansas and on our various little day trips we did a lot of driving. More driving than I would have been comfortable with at one time. That has slowly  changed over time but I’m still not the biggest fan. One of the things that makes long drives enjoyable is the

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Paperback Perils: A World Worth Seeing

Title: A World Worth Seeing Author: Brian Nelson Publication Date: 2018 Publishing House: Outskirts Press, Inc. Note on this review: I was sent this book buy a book promoter but I was not asked to do a review in return. The review is of my own volition. A World Worth Seeing is a super short

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Weekend Wanderings: Santa Fe Trail Tracks

On the way home from Dodge City, after exploring the Boot Hill Museum and relaxing with a beer at Dodge City Brewing we went on one more little side trip and stopped at a road side attraction. This attraction was the Santa Fe Trail Tracks. These tracks are ruts made in the earth by wagon

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