Colorado Snowsports Museum and Hall of Fame, Vail

A well-done ski and snowboard museum at Vail's Transporation Center, part of Vail Village. Excellent displays of snowsport history, this free family and kid-friendly museum is worth a stop and a few dollars in the donation box.

Ice Castles in Dillon, Colorado

A beautiful winter activity: the Ice Castles in Dillon, Colorado, about 65 miles from Denver. Check out my photos of the manufactured icicle walls embedded with LED lights, a frozen fountain and many tunnels. Slide down an ice slide with me, too!

Georgetown, Colorado, off I-70 in the Rocky Mountains

Here are some pictures from historic Georgetown, Colorado, an Old West town dating from 1859. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, it hosts one end of the Georgetown Loop Historic Steam Train. Every October, they celebrate John Denver and the movie The Christmas Gift.

A Brief Mosey down Central Avenue in Nebraska City, NE

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A leisurely stroll down Central Avenue in Nebraska City, Nebraska. A charming small town with lots of preserved Old West buildings and fun second-hand shopping. Only an hour from Lincoln or Omaha by car, this area lies on the Missouri River and had a rich history of American settlement.

The Archway Museum in Kearney, Nebraska

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A visit to The Archway, an Old West history museum, welcome center and gift shop. Visitors can tour the museum which spans Interstate 80 near Kearney, Nebraska. The large campus is a great place for a break from your travels.

Morton Mansion Carriage House and Arbor Day Farm

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This week I take you to the Morton Mansion Carriage House and adjacent Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City, NE. Lots of historic carriages and tack, plus wonderful grounds which includes Tree Adventures, very family-friendly. And a free seedling!

Morton Mansion, or Arbor Lodge, in Nebraska City, NE

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An unexpected visit to the mansion (and home) of J. Sterling Morton, of Morton salt fame. Morton was responsible for the Arbor Day observation, and his home in Nebraska City, Nebraska, is appropriately called Arbor Lodge.