Last weekend we were off on another Christmas trip -- and it wasn't to Disney! We set off for another of our favorite places to be during the Christmas season -- New York City. When we were planning the trip we had romantic ideas of walks on 5th Avenue, sipping coffee while looking at the … Continue reading A Christmas Trip to Remember in NYC
It seems to me since I started traveling as a kid with my parents a consistent "sight" on our list was a factory tour. I have toured distilleries in Scotland, wineries in France, the VW plant in Germany, Ben and Jerry’s and Vermont Teddy Bear factories in New England, Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville, Budweiser in St. Louis, and in my hometown of Canton, OH the former Harry London chocolate factory. It should come as no surprise then that while looking at map of the Denver area I asked if we could stop at the Coors Brewery in Golden, CO.
Royal Gorge Bridge is the highest suspension bridge in the USA. It soars almost 1000 feet above the Arkansas River. I have no idea how this bridge was built, but it has been there since 1929, even surviving a wildfire in 2013 with minimal damage.
After finishing up our day at Disneyland Paris we were bound for the Charles de Gaulle airport area. Since we had an early morning flight the next day and knowing we had to be at the airport early we opted to stay at the airport the night before we left.
On our way back into Paris from Chartres our GPS routed us by Disneyland Paris. We live in Florida and are Walt Disney World annual passholders and fans, and have been to Disneyland in California. We felt this was a sign we were meant to add one more Disney park to our list of places to visit!
Walking in the Cathedral we were in awe of the beautiful stained glass the surrounds the Cathedral. After touring Notre Dame in Rouen and sites in Normandy our first question was how did all of this delicate stained glass survive WWII bombings? We found the answer in our guidebook - the glass was removed in 1939 before the war and reinstalled after the war. How forward looking and lucky.
We visited on a Saturday morning, and knowing this would be a popular day we arrive just as the Château was opening. We pretty much had it with minimum fellow travelers for the first hour of our visit. We were able to take many people-free photos inside and outside of the Château.