An Old Ghost-Town That Everybody Forgot

We'd been talking about trying to include a trip to a good ol' American ghost town but one of the biggest (Bodie) was a little too far off our route. Instead, we picked a visit to Grafton on the way back from Zion. Grafton was evacuated in 1866 due to flooding and fighting, with the … Continue reading An Old Ghost-Town That Everybody Forgot

There are Botanical Gardens in the Middle of Vegas?!

Most people know that Vegas is expensive. It can be done on a shoe-string budget, but why would you? It's Vegas. Part of this city's attraction is the extravagance. There is one place, however, where you can still feel like a baller but spend nothing. I'm talking about the Bellagio. Known as one of the … Continue reading There are Botanical Gardens in the Middle of Vegas?!

The Secret Location for the AllSpark and Megatron – Otherwise Known as the Hoover Dam

My main memory of the Hoover Dam was heat. It was blisteringly hot and that's coming from someone who had just spent a day or too baking in the Vegas sun. The problem with the Hoover Dam is that there is no shelter, none at all. So if you are planning to visit, lather up … Continue reading The Secret Location for the AllSpark and Megatron – Otherwise Known as the Hoover Dam

Highlights of San Francisco

San Francisco is an odd place. There I've said it. Everyone who I know that has visited speaks with delight of the cable cars, the steep hills and the beautiful pier. There's a problem though - I'm not convinced! Or am I? We've visited San Francisco a number of times now, usually because it's the … Continue reading Highlights of San Francisco