OK, I admit it, I’m a huge Alcatraz fan. I’ve seen every movie made about the island (the Birdman was the best), I love reading historical accounts about prison life, and I’m simply enthralled by the audio tour whenever I visit the old cell block. And on one visit to the Rock, I even got to chat with a former Alcatraz guard. Boy did he ever have some stories to tell. Continue reading
When you go to Tacoma, you have to visit the Museum of Glass. That’s a given. But that’s not the only glass in the city. It’s time to think outside the box a bit and take a little walking tour to explore some of the hidden glass treasures of Tacoma. The good news is, all these sites are free; and the even better news is that they are all wheelchair-accessible. Continue reading
Those of you who know me know that I’m a absolute aircraft junkie. I grew up in a flying family, and air shows and fly-ins were standard fare at our house. I’ve been to many aircraft museums over my career, and to be honest I never tire of them. Continue reading
Road trips are more than just going from Point A to Point B in a car. Although that’s certainly part of it, the other part is stopping at fun and quirky roadside attractions along the way. And that’s exactly what we did on our drive through South Dakota and Minnesota. Continue reading
If you happen to be in Twin Falls, Idaho on the second Saturday of the month, then head on over to the Herrett Center for Arts and Science for a free Star Party in the Centennial Observatory. Located on the College of Southern Idaho campus, this state of the art observatory boasts one of the world’s largest wheelchair-accessible telescopes, equipped with some cool technology that makes star gazing accessible to everyone. Continue reading
If you find yourself in Sonoma Valley, make sure and stop by Cornerstone Sonoma, for a great free self-guided tour of some very unusual gardens.
Billed as the first gallery-style garden exhibit in the United States, the gardens were created by a select group of landscape artists; who were each given 1,800 square feet and encouraged to showcase their new and innovative garden designs. Continue reading
If a trip to Denver is in your future, then be sure and make plans to tour the Denver Mint. Although there’s no charge for this popular tour, a little advance planning is necessary to ensure your place. Continue reading
If you’re thinking about visiting the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, then think about visiting it on the first Sunday of the month, when admission is free.
Sponsored by Target, the admission is capacity controlled, so be sure and get there early in the day. Continue reading
Adults are invited to explore over 300 hands-on exhibits and attend a thought provoking lecture at the Arizona Science Center at their monthly Adults Night Out event. And the great news is — it’s all free. The only catch is, you have to leave the kids at home. Continue reading