Mille Fiori Favoriti

I'm a native New Yorker newly transplanted to the beautiful state of Colorado, where I intend to bloom even more beautifully. I enjoy blogging about all the special places and events that I find in my new state, and about my adjustment to mile high living. I am also a world traveler, avid photographer and I love to cook!

Chihuly Garden and Glass, Seattle, Washington

I have always been fascinated by art glass of all kinds ever since I visited a glass blowing factory in Murano, an island in Venice, Italy, as a teenager on a school trip. Over the years I became familiar with Dale Chihuly's beautiful studio glass sculptures after seeing his large and colorful art glass pieces on display through visits I made at the Corning Museum of Glass in upstate New York, the...more

Happy Easter!

Spring comes to Colorado with days of sunny warmth followed by nights of frost and snow. It is too unpredictable to plant, but the longer hours of daylight still brings flowers to the landscape non-the-less. The trees blossom and bulbs burst forth ....more

The Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado

Would you take a walk across the highest suspension bridge in the United States, that crosses a gorge 955 feet high above the Arkansas River in Colorado? A bridge that is only 18 feet wide, composed of wooden planks and spans 1,270 feet from one edge of the gorge to the other edge? ...more

Cripple Creek Colorado, the World's Greatest Gold Camp!

This was our first view of the high 9,494 foot valley of Cripple Creek, Colorado, called the "World's Greatest Gold Camp." In 1890, a local rancher, Robert Miller Womack, discovered a rich gold ore on his land, and the last great Colorado gold rush began. Thousands of prospectors flocked to the region and in three years the population increased from five hundred to ten thousand. At its peak in 1900 over 500 mines dotted the area, and in 71 years of operation 21 million ounces of gold were produced--more gold than the gold rushes in California and Alaska! ...more

Manitou Springs, Colorado

Manitou Springs, Colorado, is a small and charming town minutes away from Colorado Springs, and nestled between Garden of the Gods Park and America's most famous mountain, Pikes Peak. The word "Manitou," is a Native American word for "great spirit." Ute, Cheyenne and other Native American tribes attributed the natural mineral springs they found in the area as sacred, as a place of peace and healing. ...more

A Family Visit and Colorado Sightseeing

We were happy to have family visit us recently! ...more

Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

As part of our recent cruise on the Ruby Princess ship to the Mexican Riviera, we visited three western areas in Mexico--Puerto Vallarta--click here to see that blog post--and Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Puerto Vallarta, but I believe each subsequent area we visited won our heart over even more. Mazatlan...more

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta is a Mexican beach resort city situated on the Pacific Ocean's Bahia de Banderas in Jalisco State. It is known for its beaches, water sports, night life and diverse and friendly...more

Ruby Princess Cruise Ship

As promised, here are more highlights from our seven day cruise on the Ruby Princess Cruise Ship from Los Angeles, California to the Mexican Riviera, that my husband and I took last month. ...more