Visiting Vail Village and Scenic Driving in Colorado

On my last full day in Colorado, I decided that my legs needed a break from hiking.  I decided to make the scenic drive to the town of Leadville, Colorado, which was about an hour away from Beaver Creek.  Leadville is the highest incorporated city in the entire United States and sits at 10, 200… Continue reading Visiting Vail Village and Scenic Driving in Colorado


Ritz Carlton Hotel, Bachelor Gulch, CO

About two years ago I signed up for my first rewards card that charged a fee and because we spend a lot of our disposable income on travel, I chose the Ritz Carlton Rewards card.  It earns me 5 points for every dollar I spend at any Ritz or Marriott hotel and 2 points for… Continue reading Ritz Carlton Hotel, Bachelor Gulch, CO


Hiking in Beaver Creek, Colorado

Last week I spent four days in Beaver Creek, Colorado at the Ritz Carlton hotel.  This was a solo trip for me and the plan was to decompress, relax, hike and enjoy the spa at the hotel.  I flew into Denver and picked up a rental car and made the beautiful drive to Beaver Creek,… Continue reading Hiking in Beaver Creek, Colorado


Four Seasons Hotel – Austin, Texas

We had a two night weekend planned, which ended up being a three night weekend when our flight home was cancelled on Sunday afternoon due to weather and we couldn’t get rebooked until Monday afternoon. Oh well, there are certainly worse places you can stuck for an extra night! We took our short Southwest flight… Continue reading Four Seasons Hotel – Austin, Texas

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Jefferson, Texas and the Poltergeist Hotel

My husband grew up in far east Texas, near the Louisiana border in a very, very small town called Linden, TX.  Linden is not know for much other than being the hometown of music artist Don Henley.  The other weekend we drove out to Linden to visit some family graves and leave some flowers so… Continue reading Jefferson, Texas and the Poltergeist Hotel