The Basilica of St. Louis, King of France, “The Old Cathedral”

About: The Basilica of St. Louis, King of France, aka The Old Cathedral, is the oldest church in St. Louis, MO, and was the only church in the city back in 1845. The city of St. Louis was founded in 1764 by Pierre Liguest Laclede and his First Lieutenant Auguste Chouteau. St. Louis IX, King … Continue reading The Basilica of St. Louis, King of France, “The Old Cathedral”

Saint Louis Galleria Mall in St. Louis, MO

About: Saint Louis Galleria is St. Louis’ premier shopping center with 165 specialty stores — more than 25 of which are exclusive within the St. Louis area. Exclusive retail concepts include Anthropologie, The Art of Shaving, The Bose Store, Crabtree & Evelyn, Janie and Jack, Lacoste, LUSH, Marmi, Restoration Hardware and Urban Outfitters. The Galleria … Continue reading Saint Louis Galleria Mall in St. Louis, MO

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

About: Olbrich Botanical Gardens was started by Michael B. Olbrich and completed by a collective work of thousands of people over fifty years. He was an attorney of Madison who graduated from UW-Madison Law School. In 1916, Olbrich wanted to save the badly polluted marshland that was bordering the new growing development of residential homes … Continue reading Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Multnomah Falls in Oregon

About: Multnomah Falls is located on the beautiful Columbia Gorge Historic Highway in Oregon, USA. The water of the Falls drops 620 feet from its origin on Larch Mountain. Multnomah Falls is the second highest year-round waterfall in the nation. At the base of the waterfall lays a historic Multnomah Falls Lodge, which was built … Continue reading Multnomah Falls in Oregon

Jacksonville Towne Center Mall

About: Jacksonville Towne Center Mall is a big open mall with walking, driving, and parking space in the middle and stores and restaurants in the surrounding areas, in Jacksonville, Florida. There are benches placed in the middle area for resting, background music playing, new cars display on the walkways, little ponds and waterfalls, and lots … Continue reading Jacksonville Towne Center Mall

City Museum

City Museum is located in a 600,000 square foot former shoe company, in St. Louis, MO. The museum is an eclectic mixture of children's playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects. This museum was opened in 1997. City Museum boasts features such as old chimneys, salvaged bridges, construction cranes, … Continue reading City Museum

Castillo de San Marcos – St. Augustine

About: Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fort in the United States. It was built in 1672 by the Spanish when Florida was in Spanish possession. It is now a national monument in Florida. The Castillo de San Marcos was used for military purposes during WWII. The Coast Guard utilized the fort for … Continue reading Castillo de San Marcos – St. Augustine

Bonneville Fish Hatchery and Sturgeon Center

About: Bonneville Fish Hatchery and Sturgeon Center is located just downstream of Bonneville Dam in Bonneville, OR and uses the waters of Tanner Creek. The original Fish Hatchery at Bonneville was constructed in 1909. The hatchery underwent many renovations and reconstructions over time. This Fish Hatchery was once visited by Lewis and Clark. They wrote … Continue reading Bonneville Fish Hatchery and Sturgeon Center

Boerner’s Botanical Gardens

About: Boerner’s Botanical Gardens is Milwaukee County’s living museum. Some of us know this botanical garden as Whitnall Park. Whitnall Park came from Charles B. Whitnall, Secretary of Milwaukee County Park Commission from 1907 to 1941. It was him who had a dream to set aside a place so that people could go to enjoy … Continue reading Boerner’s Botanical Gardens

Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tour in St. Louis, MO

About: Anheuser-Busch was founded in 1852. There are five Brewery tour locations in USA: St. Louis, MO; Fairfield, CA; Fort Collins, CO; Jacksonville, FL; and Merrimack, NH. The majestic creatures of Clydesdales have come to represent the values of family tradition, vision, courage, and integrity that form the foundation of Anheuser-Busch’s success. The tradition began … Continue reading Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tour in St. Louis, MO

ATV (All Terrain Vehicles) Adventure

Summary Intro: A trip out to Sand Dunes Frontier for ATV Adventure was exciting and risk taking for a group of 7 friends: 4 guys and 3 girls between the ages of 22 to 29. It was the first time for the 5 of us and second/third times for the other 2. We were a … Continue reading ATV (All Terrain Vehicles) Adventure