21 Spectacular Sets of Steps, Stairs, Staircases and Stairways: They all lead somewhere

Wat Kaew Temple (Wat Kaewkorawaram), Thailand

Approaching the temple
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29 Fabulous and Fascinating Fountains From Faraway Places

Barcelona, Spain

“A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.” ~ Washington Irving

Most cities around the world have a main square. You will find a church or cathedral along one side, and sometimes a government building opposite it. And then in the center of the town square there is usually some kind of statue or monument. Often you will find a fountain. Some are small, hardly more than a drinking fountain, others are works of art, showcasing a local theme or hero.

Another place we have found magnificent fountains is on the grounds of huge estates. We have discovered that fountains come in a WIDE variety of sizes, shapes, colors, and uses.

Please enjoy a sampling of some of the many fountains we have posed in front of, cooled off by, laughed at, or simply admired.

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18 Magnificent and Unique Waterfalls From Around the World

Waterfalls come in many different types including plunge, tier, horsetail, block, cascade, punchbowl and fan. 

1. Geiranger, Norway

Cruising through the fjords in Norway after spending part of the day in Geiranger, we had this waterfall pointed out to us. It is facing “the seven sisters” waterfall. This represents the fella that could not win their hearts, he has taken to drink. Can you see the bottle?

Waterfall opposite “the seven sisters”.
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Top 10 Places Still On My Bucket List

Let me start out by saying I feel so fortunate and blessed that we have had the opportunity to see as much of this incredible planet as we have. I get overwhelmed sometimes when I think back on places we have been and experiences we have had.

Truly I am grateful!

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30 Remarkable Bridges From Around the World

Lucerne – Chapel bridge and tower

What makes a bridge remarkable? Well in some cases, it is simply because it is famous, beautiful or unique. But in other cases it is due to the location, purpose, size or design. All of these bridges we have walked across, driven over (or under), or stopped and pondered over. Join us as we travel around the world, sharing some of the most interesting and impressive bridges we have seen.

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Cemetery Pictures and Burial Practices From Around the World

I have often been fascinated by the wide range of burial customs we have seen while traveling around the world. Each different culture, country or religion has their own way of paying tribute to or memorializing their departed. Here are just some of the cemeteries and sacred sites we have visited over the years.

Sibiu, Romania

Gravestones are built into the walls
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Rim of the World Scenic Drive, Part 2

April 29, 2021 ~ San Bernardino Mountains

Viewpoint in the San Bernardino Mountains

We drove the first half of the scenic drive that I found on the site myscenicdrives.com last week and left off in Running Springs. In case you did not see the last post where we shared the first half of this drive, you can click here to find it.

Running Springs is situated at the junction of SR-18 and SR-330. It is a major gateway to the mountain communities of Lake Arrowhead, Arrowbear, Green Valley Lake, and Big Bear, and is the closest community to Snow Valley Mountain Resort. It lies some 16 miles northeast of the city of Highland, California, up State Route 330, at an elevation of 6,030 feet.” ~ VisitRunningSprings.com

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17 Unusual Doors From Around the World

Sometimes a door is just a door. And sometimes it is a work of art. And sometimes it makes you want to know what is behind it.

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Rim of the World Scenic Byway- Part 1

April 23, 2021 ~ Southern California

Field of California Poppies, near Silverwood Lake

Today Tim was scheduled to finally get his second vaccine shot, and we had half a day before he needed to check in. I had recently posted on our Facebook site, that we had been introduced to a new site called myscenicdrives.com.

The site is easy to use. When you pull it up, you have the option to put in a city, state or your zip code to see what scenic drives are in your area. I quickly found out that there were several within a reasonable drive, and settled on taking the “Rim of the World Scenic Byway” – at least the first half of it anyway.

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Puerto Penasco aka Rocky Point, Mexico

November 1-9, 2020 ~ Mexico

Puerto Penasco (Picture taken from the deck at Lucky’s Cantina)

Six of us had made reservations for Playa Bonita RV Park for the 2020 springtime, but they got cancelled due to COVID-19. Fortunately, we were able to rebook for last November. The other two couples had been there before and raved about the weather, interacting with local venders, beach front location, sitting in the warm sea water, fabulous and fun places to eat, and the shopping on “Rodeo Drive”.

Tim and I were the newbies.

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