Journey to the Top of St. Louis Gateway Arch

Facts about the St. Louis Gateway Arch World’s tallest arch, 630 feet high and weighs 43,000 tons. Made of stainless steel. The tallest man-made monument in the Western Hemisphere. It is made to move in strong winds. It is a national monument honoring pioneers who explored the American west. Although it is very impressive from … More Journey to the Top of St. Louis Gateway Arch

Take in the beauty and fun of Venice (California, that is)!

Venice is very bohemian with funky shops, boutique hotels, a famous gym, a skate park and a beach that stretches all the way to the Santa Monica pier.  Away from the main boardwalk, you can see the canals and bridges that give Venice its name. Things We Did 1.  Strolled down the Venice Beach Boardwalk.  … More Take in the beauty and fun of Venice (California, that is)!

Taking the Plunge with Whale Sharks ( A Three Day Mini-vacation)

  One day my daughter mentioned that her friend went to Mexico and swam with whale sharks.  That sounded so cool, so I did some research to find out what a whale shark was.  Were they really sharks, are they dangerous to humans, are they the size of whales? Yes, no and yes!  I discovered … More Taking the Plunge with Whale Sharks ( A Three Day Mini-vacation)