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Pikes Peak Cog Railway Adventure

Pikes Peak Cog Railway, located in Manitou Springs, Colorado, is a fantastic ride through dense spruce and aspen forests up to 14,000 feet. Our Pikes Peak Cog Railway Adventure started nearly 2 hours late. There were high winds on Pikes Peak, with gusts up to 90 mph. Because of this, we could only go up […]... Read More
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Arroyo Seco, New Mexico via Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

From our spot in southern Colorado, we cut across US Highway 64 to enjoy a scenic drive past Earthship Biotecture communities. Spectacular is the only way to describe the view from the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. Our destination for the day, Arroyo Seco, New Mexico. We didn’t stop to photograph the Earthship homes but they are […]... Read More
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La Santisima Trinidad, Arroyo Seco, New Mexico

Blanketed in the first snow of the season, La Santisima Trinidad radiates hope to the surrounding community of Arroyo Seco, New Mexico. Built in 1834, the historic church stands as a monument to the families who originally settled the area. That the Catholic faith thrived during a period when there were very few priests available to serve the […]... Read More
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Tropical Palms RV Campground, Kissimmee, Florida

We found Tropical Palms RV Campground, Kissimmee, Florida through our Passport America membership. We just needed a spot for 2 nights, while we took in nearby Universal Studios, but once there, we wished we could have stayed for more. The RV spaces are clean and easy-in-easy-out. Mostly pull through. There is also a large section […]... Read More
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Universal Studios and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Our trip to Florida was much too rushed, but we thoroughly enjoyed our day at Universal Studios and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The rides: Hogsmeade – The Hogwarts express sits just inside the gates, awaiting passengers to be ferried between Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley (requires a separate ticket or park-to-park admission. We felt the […]... Read More

Beyond Dead, by Jordaina Sydney Robinson

Bridget Sway is dead. But she’s finding out the afterlife is nothing like she expected. First, she finds out she has to start a new job, and then, she finds a dead dead guy in her locker. And then she gets to go find out what the new rules for her new life, or – […]... Read More

Joan of Arc – Dolls From Heaven

Just in time for the holidays, Joan of Arc joins Saint Therese Lisieux in the Dolls From Heaven Collection. Presenting the Catholic answer to American Girl dolls, each 18″ saint has her own storybook and accessories, which can also be ordered separately. These dolls are a great way to help teach your children, godchildren and grandchildren […]... Read More
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Florida – Making the Most of Not Enough Time

The Silver Bullet is coming up on her first birthday. With me, anyway. Last year, the man-of-the-place purchased a truck bed off Ebay, and decided for the price of shipping, we could go to Florida to pick it up and have some fun while there. It also provided an opportunity to test out the new-to-me […]... Read More