Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, CO

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Great family-friendly FREE park: Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, CO. Beautiful red sandstone "fins" jut skyward next to the Rocky Mountains. Makes a good daytrip from Denver.

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.

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.

Get Your Kicks on Route 66 in Seligman, Arizona

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Enjoy a stop on the historic Route 66 at Seligman, Arizona. Angel and Vilma's Route 66 Gift Shop has every imaginable souvenir emblazoned with the famous highway sign. Plus, you might notice a few similarities between Seligman and the fictional Radiator Springs in the Pixar movie "Cars".

Daytrip: Grand Canyon from Las Vegas

A daytrip by car from Las Vegas, Nevada, to the spectacular South Rim of the Grand Canyon. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity was provided by the wonderful National Park System in the USA. Breathtaking views and updated amenities, plus a visit to the historic El Tovar Hotel in Grand Canyon Village.

“Paper Airplane” Sculpture, Lincoln, Nebraska

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Find out why a 14,000-pound metal "paper" airplane sculpture with a 20-foot wingspan stands as a playful piece of public art near the airport in Lincoln, Nebraska. Photos, too!