Museums, Stateside, Travel

Christmas Eve at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Instead of the usual Christmas Eve family gatherings, we took everybody to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science! The exhibitions were well laid out and the Docents were very knowledgeable. The Model of the Curiosity Rover was really cool! All machines have some sort of face ... I wonder if this was something NASA thought about… Continue reading Christmas Eve at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

International, Travel

The Long Road Home

The time has come to head back to my nine to five - this trip has been amazing and I feel very fortunate for being able to have made this dream a reality. Below is the rainy view from my Dublin hotel; my one night stop over before heading home to Texas. During my wait… Continue reading The Long Road Home

International, Travel

St. Giles Cathedral

When entering into the Cathedral, I was greeted by a very large sign requesting that no photos be taken until a 2 GBP fee was paid for a photography permit.  It stated that the fee would be used to fund the upkeep of the church which was founded in the 12th century.  So, I walked… Continue reading St. Giles Cathedral

International, Travel

Ediburgh: City of Literature

While on my way to the Rosehip for breakfast, I stumbled upon this mural. As it turns out, Edinburgh was the first city to received the 'City of Literature' distinction from UNESCO in 2004.  This title is given to cities to recognize the literary and theatrical contributions made be authors who call the city home,… Continue reading Ediburgh: City of Literature

International, Travel

Early Morning in Edinburgh

The weather was brisk and a bit less rainy this day, so I set out to walk the city. I didn't really have much of a destination, I just picked a direction and started walking.  Below is the Elephant House, probably best known as one of the coffee shops where J. K. Rowling wrote the… Continue reading Early Morning in Edinburgh

International, Travel

The Highlands and a Little Whisky

I decided to sign up for a day tour through the Highlands, so I popped over to the Tourist Information side near me and booked with Rabbie's.  This tour was amazing!  There were only 16 people on a Sprinter van and our guide Dave kept up quite entertained. He was passionate and knowledgeable, answering questions… Continue reading The Highlands and a Little Whisky