Thursday, December 17, 2015

Cave Dale in Derbyshire Peak District, England

Other than a quick trip down to Nashville, we stayed close to home this year.  That doesn't mean I'm not thinking about travel, though, dreaming of new destinations or old favorites.  Recently, we watched Princess Bride again (such a great movie) and some of the scenes triggered my wanderlust. I started to google the film locations, especially for the scene where Buttercup pushes Westley down a steep slope into a valley.  I found out that valley is Cave Dale, near Castleton in Derbyshire Peak District in England. 

Cave Dale, Castleton by Steven Newton on Flickr
Okay, definitely a place I should visit.  Absolutely beautiful, and perfect for hiking or biking. 

cave dale by Chris Ballard on Flickr

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Nashville Honky Tonks on Broadway

nashville, broadway, honky tonks
And...another business trip.  It was a rainy few days in Nashville during our visit and we spent most of our down time on Broadway, visiting the bars and listening to music.  I had a GREAT time, and will definitely go back.
Maybe next time the weather will be nice enough for some hiking, because it is beautiful down there!
nashville, honky tonks, broadway

nashville, honky tonks, broadway

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Steep Streets in San Francisco

california street, san francisco
California Street from Stockton Street crosswalk.  Our hotel was two blocks uphill from here, and I hiked this road several times during our stay.  Great workout. I was impressed my knees survived.
lombard street, san francisco, california
Lombard Street attracts many tourists (like us) who want to see the famous crooked street. This one block section is very steep, with eight hairpin turns.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Pier 39 in San Francisco

pier 39, san francisco
Another fun stop was Pier 39.   A lot of food, places to buy souveniers, and...SEA LIONS!
sea lions, pier 39, san francisco

trish's mini donuts, pier 39, san francisco,

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Chinatown in San Francisco

chinatown, grant avenue, san francisco, california
Another business trip, this time to San Francisco, gave me the opportunity to meet up with a friend who played tour guide and showed me some of the highlights.  First stop: Chinatown.  I loved the light posts, the lanterns, and all the signs.  I also enjoyed the shopping.
chinatown, grant avenue, san francisco, california

chinatown, grant avenue, san francisco, california

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Peak of Bald Mountain and Hiking Back Down

hiking, mountains, utah
 View from the top of Bald Mountain
hiking, mountains, Utah
I took a different trail down to the base, I don't know the name of it, but it started near the top of Sunset Run.
hiking, mountains, utah