USO Presents The Sesame Street Experience at Fort Carson

The USO, a non-profit organization, has been providing support for US military service personnel and their families for nearly 75 years.  And thank goodness for these dedicated folks who work diligently to keep our brave heroes connected to their families, homes, and...

Great Eats in Colorado Springs

What’s a vacation without trying new restaurants?  I mean of course you have to eat regardless of where you may be, but vacation time is a great time to try new restaurants.  Whether you’re in search of the perfect burger, like me, or just want to try...

9 Free Things to Do Around Colorado Springs

We visited my daughter and her family in Colorado Springs this summer.  It was my first trip to the area.  I mean we’ve been to Dinosaur National Monument on the Colorado, Utah border, but that was just for a day.  It’s an awesome park and well worth the...

A Day at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

I think my love for zoos began when my grandmother, Julia, took me to the Manila Zoo at the age of 2.  I don’t remember that visit at all, but I heard about it all my life.  My grandma loved to tell the story about that first visit.  Seems when we returned my...

Renaissance Festival Larkspur, Colorado

  I haven’t been to a Renaissance Festival in years.  I think the last time we’d gone was well over 10 years ago in Texas.  I was thrilled when my daughter told me there was a Renaissance Festival scheduled in her area during our visit.  When I told...

Garden of the Gods – Colorado Springs

I’d heard about the Garden of the Gods park and had seen pictures years ago.  I’d always wanted to go, but couldn’t fit it into our travel plans.  Imagine my delight when my son-in-law was stationed in Colorado Springs, the city where this amazing...