Posts Tagged With: California

Around the US

On any given day, Epcot in Orlando, Florida stands proud as people walk all around.

In Minnesota, with the warmer temperatures coming around, the Lakes will be flooded with people and boats enjoying the sunshine.  Biker’s will also be out and about, along with the many roller bladers, walkers, and runners.

People will continue to flock to Washington DC to see the National Monuments that have only been seen in pictures for so long.  Visiting the monuments and the museums along the National Mall.

And lets not forget about the Glitz and Wonder of Beverly Hills, California.  A view from Iconic Rodeo Drive.

Or even the historic Hollywood sign that people love to see in person!

Or the gorgeous city skyline of Chicago with a view of Lake Michigan in front.

Or the view of The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.  It really is an amazing sight to see in person.

The beautiful mountains of Colorado are breathtaking for anybody.

The majestic beauty of the leaves turning colors in the fall in the Minnesota North Shore.  But I long to think of the beauty of the NorthEast along Vermont to Maine.

And no matter where you look in Utah, there’s a beautiful landscape in front of you.  Just amazing when you get the right clouds surrounding them.

However, for me, nothing beats an ocean view!

*Disclosure* All the pictures above were taken by me as I travelled around the US.  This is only a small selection of what I have seen.  I hope to continue to add to this collection, and one day complete my goal of visiting all 50!


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Mission Inn, Riverside, CA

I finally made it out to the Mission Inn.  Over the weekend we took a trek out to Riverside from Los Angeles, and made an evening of the outing.  We stopped in Anaheim Hills so my love could try out Slater’s 50/50, and then we were off to Riverside.

He made his own contraption burger of the 50/50 Patty, Baconnaise, A ciabetta bread, Blue Cheese, Red Onions, Tomatos, and Dill pickle Chips.  He ate every last bite and gave the thumbs up for the sandwich he had put together.  I stayed with the Peanut Butter and Jealousy and was just as pleased!

But then we got to Riverside, and I resumed on breaking out the camera:

My love with his sandwich creation which he coined the name: Blue Baby

The stars were beautiful that were lit up surrounding the Mission Inn.  I

I love seeing the Carriage Rides go around the Inn.  But, I have to admit, I couldn’t help but worry about those horses, and really thought, “is this a form of animal cruelty?”


It was truly beautiful as you walked into the Inn.  This beautiful arch greeted you as Nut Crackers lined the walkway on either side of you.  Everyone walked underneath the arch in order to get into the Inn.

This is the back side of the Arch.  The front side is engraved in “Mission Inn.”

The last thing we did before we headed home for the evening was find the outdoor ice skating rink and watch those try to ice skate around us.  The time we watched not too many were falling, but they sure stayed close to the sides too scared to fall.

Although we captured one man who fell gracefully and stopped his fall by landing on his knees first.

It made for a truly wonderful Saturday evening, and I got to cross off another holiday to do off my list of Things I want to see in California!  That list started out so big, but each and every day it gets smaller and smaller.

Although tonight as I was going through pictures I realized I didn’t have that many pictures so it’s time to start adding to my collection, and the photography tours are going to be starting shortly.

Next Monday I’ll be visiting home, so enjoy this week of blog reading, for next week I’m taking the week off!

Happy Monday everyone =)


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