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Midtown Manhattan – Exploring New York City (NYC)

Midtown Manhattan – Exploring New York City (NYC)

Midtown Manhattan - my favorite place in the world. Twenty-four hours and 10 miles walked — Wicked the Musical, Chicago the Musical, Central Park Zoo, Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, The High Line, pilgrimage to the Stonewall Inn, Washington Square Park,...

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden — The Second Oldest U.S. Zoo

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden — The Second Oldest U.S. Zoo

A step back in the past, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is a step back in the past. Complete with a wide array of animal species and plants, this zoo feels one of a kind. It's different from other zoos. You'll find quaint sitting areas, and then good...

Crocker Art Museum in Downtown Sacramento

Crocker Art Museum in Downtown Sacramento

Art aside, the Crocker Art Museum building alone is gorgeous. My husband visited previously with my cousin, but it took some time before I visited myself after moving to downtown Sacramento. On our daily walks, we also pass the building almost every time, so I found...

Sacramento Zoo at William Land Park

Sacramento Zoo at William Land Park

Spent the day at the Sacramento Zoo in William Land Park — exotic animals, garlic fries, and laughs with nephews. Since I was a child, I have been visiting this zoo. I've visited many times, so the place is filled with many memories. When you first enter the zoo,...

California Automobile Museum in Sacramento

California Automobile Museum in Sacramento

With over 100+ cars on display, the California Automobile Museum is quite the sight to behold. Tucked in a corner between the river and freeway off Front Street, you'll find the museum collection held in a giant warehouse. Tens of thousands of square feet of cars....

Botanical Building and Lily Pond in Balboa Park

Botanical Building and Lily Pond in Balboa Park

I dream of the Botanical Building and Lily Pond in Balboa Park. It started with the movie Little Nemo and the parade. The flying bed scenes through trees and buildings, and those buildings, in my imagination as a child, were the Botanical Building and Lily Pond in...

The San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park

The San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park

It wasn't our intention to visit the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park, but it happened. The gorgeous building's exterior beckoned us to enter, so we did. It was $15 a person, we were handed a map, and on our way. I love art museums. I've been to many. From The...

Japanese Friendship Garden at Balboa Park

Japanese Friendship Garden at Balboa Park

The Japanese Friendship Garden is tucked away just south of the San Diego Zoo, and Balboa Park museums. Built along a hillside and cascading down into a beautiful valley gorge, it's a spectacular place cared for with great pride. The plants are pristine, well-watered,...

Inside Look Guided Tour at the San Diego Zoo

Inside Look Guided Tour at the San Diego Zoo

We had a wonderful time visiting Southern California and the San Diego Zoo for an Inside Look Guided Tour. We chose the “surprise” edition, where you don’t know what animals you’ll be visiting until the morning of the tour. With the tour being two hours and with a...

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