Telluride, Colorado

January 24th – 30th, 2016

Today we arrive in Telluride, Colorado and we immediately fell in love with the town. It’s everything I always thought a ski town would be. We checked into the fantastic Inn at Lost Creek which was located in a great spot. One day while walking through the lobby we ended up meeting the star of all stars TOM CRUISE. We spoke to him for a few minutes, and he couldn’t be nicer the only thing that we regret is that we didn’t get a picture with him.

Telluride is a great town for families with kids. Right by our hotel, they have an ice skating rink and a lot of restaurants and shopping which is one of my favorite things to do 🙂

John and I skied every day it was great skiing, and at the end of skiing we would go to the mid-mountain bar and have a beer with the sun shining on us. A great time was had!

Maria & John – Ughh I don’t like this picture but let’s face it I can’t only post the best pics.

Maria & John
Mid-Mountain Bar 🙂
John

Park City, Utah

January 10th – 16th, 2016
Today we drove from Jackson Hole to Park City, Utah and we met up with our friends Nano and Mariya they flew in from Washington State. We had a great week with them I didn’t ski at all John, and Nano skied every day. Mariya and I had fun just hanging out, and we met up with John and Nano for lunch every day. There was only one day I skied, and it was at Deer Valley which was nice because it’s a ski only mountain no snowboarders.

Maria & Mariya
Maria

AMAZING picture of a real snowflake taken by an amazing photographer we met in Park City. His name is Bret Webster.

Walla Walla, Washington

September 5 – 6, 2014, July 11- 14, 2015, July 13 – 16, 2017

We love visiting our friends Nano & Mariya who live in Walla Walla, Washington. Every time we have been there, we have had a great time.

Maria & John

Maria

John

Nano
Nano
Maria & John

Mariya, Nano, John & Maria
Nano & Timm
Nano

Portland, Oregon

July 13, 2017
Today we flew into Portland, Oregon to take the scenic drive to Walla Walla, Washington to visit friends of ours. The ride was pretty the different landscapes were amazing and picturesque. It took us three hours to get to Walla Walla which wasn’t too bad.

If you want to see more about our trip to Walla Walla, click this link.

July 17, 2017
Today we checked out of our hotel in Walla Walla and headed back to Portland. We had some time to spare, so we decided to check out the Booneville Lock & Dam which was cool. After that, we decided to check out the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area which had a fantastic waterfall.

Mt. Hood

Mt. Hood
Booneville Lock & Dam Turbine
Booneville Lock & Dam
Pacific Lambprey

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

New York State

John and I were both born and raised in New York, so this blog is mainly all pictures. If you have any questions or are looking for suggestions, please write to me, and I will be glad to go into details.

 

Photo credit – WantedVisual

Our backyard

I love this picture – Maria with her step-daughters
Pretty tree lined street on Long Island
Maria and her beautiful daughter Alex
Lady Liberty

Historical Pepsi Cola Sign along the Hudson River
Maria & John at a game – NY Yankees

CitiField The home of the NY Mets taken from an airplane

Montauk – The End of Long Island

Montauk is my absolute favorite place to visit. I can’t explain it but I just feel so great whenever we are there. Most people hear about the Hamptons but this is my go-to place. Unfortunately, it has become a popular vacation spot and it’s much busier.

John

John & Logan

Glider Ride over Long Island – September 14, 2012

We took a relaxed glider ride over beautiful Long Island. It was such a fun thing to do I would highly recommend everyone do it.

Maria & John

Maria & John

Maria

Jones Beach Air Show – May 28, 2011

Every year on memorial day weekend there is an air show at Jones Beach. John and I have both been to several air shows. We both love them and they are very entertaining.

Maria having fun with her beautiful daughter Alex
Alex & Maria

NY Giants Game

Disney World – Orlando, Florida

Every year since 2009 – Since John and I met.

John and I own a Disney World timeshare and believe me we get good use out of it especially now that we live in Florida we are season pass holders. We try and visit two-three times a year. We love hanging out at Epcot and going around the world trying all the different restaurants which are top notch. If you are interested in any recommendations since we are semi-pros, please message me, and I will be glad to help you out.

The pictures on this blog are not in any specific order. I hope you enjoy them

Maria & John
Our good friends Ozzie, Erica and their daughter Emma

Maria & John
John

Maria & John
John

New section in the Animal Kingdom park – Pandora

Beauty and The Beast

Sugar Ray Concert we saw at Epcot 

Wild Africa Trek at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

An excellent paid tour that we took.

Maria & John

Maria & John

Snowbird-Alta, Utah

John and I go skiing out west every year, and one of our favorite places to visit is the Snowbird Ski Resort which is located in Alta about an hour outside of Salt Lake City. John has also taken Alex on a few ski trips. The pictures below were taken during these dates.

April 02nd – 05th, 2010, December 12th – 14th, 2012, February 24th – March 07th, 2015 March 16th – 24th, 2015, January 17th – 23rd, 2016, March 25th – April 1st, 2017

January 17th – 23rd, 2016
Today we drove from Park City to Snowbird, Alta (Utah) and John skied pretty much every day, and I skied four days which is a lot for me usually I only ski three days. One of the nights our friend Dustin drove up from Salt Lake City and had dinner with us.

Maria
Maria & John
Maria

John

Maria & John
Our friend Dustin on the barber’s chair
Maria & Dustin
John, Dustin & Maria
Godzilla on the ski mountain
John with our friend Timm
Maria with our good friend Timm
Maria
Maria

John
Maria

John Heli-Skiing

John
John

Maria – with my friend Dustin

Cape Canaveral, Florida

February 7, 2010
Today we saw the last night time shuttle and, it was the first time John and I saw a shuttle take off. It was spectacular to see how the sky lit up once the shuttle started to take off.

The shower in the shuttle
Spacesuit

December 11, 2014                                                                                                           Today we saw the last daytime shuttle which was during the Obama administration.

Picture credit: NASA
Picture credit: NASA

Cocoa Beach, Florida

September 23, 2012
Today we drove to Cocoa Beach, Florida to see an air show. This air show turned out to be the absolute best one we have ever been to. We had VIP tickets, and we met the pilots of The Osprey and the pilot of The Raptor.

John with the Raptor Pilot
Osprey
Osprey

Osprey Pilots

Maria