Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Nashville, TN 2008

Trip, after trip, after trip! The great thing about working in travel is the ability to do just that, Travel!
Our Delta passes had to be used by the end of March. I had been looking to go somewhere fun and started looking... I found Nashville and said that would be fun to go to the Grand Ole Opry!

So I started looking at "Who" was going to be playing there and when they would be playing. Brittney loves Carrie Underwood and will tell you that Carrie is the only contestant of American Idol that she has ever voted for! So I found out that she was going to be playing and I got us tickets to the early show of the Opry!

Our seats weren't the best but they were seats. I don't know if any of you have heard but during our show Randy Travis made a guest appearance and asked Carrie to become the next member of the Grand Ole Opry! (WOW!) What an exciting thing to happen for her but not only for her but for us as well to have been there when it happened!
Randy played a few songs for us as well that night which was unexpected!

We played around Nashville for the weekend and found out that CMT was going to be Filming their new Reality TV show "Can You Duet" while we were in town as well! So we attended the recording at the Wildhorse Saloon. Not to mention that we were surprised when we were standing in line to get in and Naomi Judd pulled up right in front of us!

We also meet one of the contestants Will Snyder and his parents. This kid is incredibly good on the guitar and he has a really good voice too!

When we got in and found out that we were going to have to STAND for 3 hours we went upstairs and found a table that wasn't reserved! As we were sitting there with some new friends we meet in line the Producers of the Show came and sat at the table right behind us... So we were able to talk to a few of them!
Nashville... What a fun city! Plenty to do and see! I could go back and play again later!

San Diego 2008

Another year, Another trip! Christopherson Travel took us to San Diego this year! This was fun because it was so close to our Anniversary! And because this is where we went on our Honeymoon!
Britt had wanted to go to Wicked and I said I would take her but when tickets were $110 a piece we said that we wouldn't go...
I kept looking and was able to find them for 1/3 that cost! So a co-worker rented the car and she didn't want to drive in that "California Traffic", haha! I was more than happy to drive to LA for her. Yeah 3 hour drive from San Diego to LA and only 1:50 minutes back... Hummmm...
Also the wife (Ingrid) of one of my favorite musicians, Jim Croce, has a restaurant in the Gas Lamp District of San Diego. So I had to go do my part in eating there to thank her for her husbands music. I was very pleased to hear that she was the one leading the change in the Gas Lamp to make it what it is today!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Where I've been Map!

I found this on a blog of a person from my high school class.  I have been looking for something like this for quite some time now.  I had one from Google Maps that was nicer because I could pin-point the cities.  This is a good one because it is pretty easy to add to.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Disneyland 2007

So... I said we would be back!  So at work if there are extra ticket we can use them and just pay the taxes on the flight.  Also working for a travel agency they consider me a "Travel Agent" so I'm able to get discounts on lots of things like Marriott Hotel Stays and also I can get a 2 day Park Hopper pass for FREE!
So... since Brittney had just had a miscarriage we thought that it would be a good idea to get away for the weekend!  We had such a fun time and I tell you... this was the best time I have had at Disneyland because there was hardly anybody there!  We were the only ones on most of the rides for the first part of the day!  All of the other people that were there were all in line for the new ride Finding Nemo.
Brittney's boss told us about the "Hidden Mickey's" in the park.  We borrowed the book on the Hidden Mickey's and off we went to see if we could find them!  Some of them are very interesting!  I suggest this for anybody who is planning on going to anything Disney.

Florida 2007

This was a really fun trip!  Again this trip was thanks to my work and Delta!  Every year we usually get 2 free air line tickets to anywhere in the US, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, and Canada.  We chose to use them this year to go see my sister and nephews who live in Melbourne.  We had lots of fun and I know, I know, I know that I'm a white guy with some bad farmers tan!
Some of the things that we did on this trip was the famous Air Boat ride, the city zoo, of course we hit the beach.
We didn't do anything illegal... like feed the Manatee... it just looks like we are, or at least we didn't know it was illegal! hehe
This was also the time of the year that the Sea Turtles would come up on the beach to lay their eggs.  We went out on night to see if we could see any of them.  We were fortunate enough to meet up with a lady who worked for the University, she taught us a lot about turtles.  We happened to find a few turtles and the one that we sat and watched was injured and was unable to dig a whole deep enough because of the injury... She never laid the eggs and eventually made her way back to the Ocean.  I really love turtles because of how graceful they are in the water.

Lake Powell 2007

We made the long drive for a short 2 day trip... We had something to get back for but I don't remember what... I just know that we had a lot going on at the time of this trip and I'm sure that is why we forgot the camera!  I love Lake Powell!  We went down in 2006 over Thanksgiving as well which was pretty cold but that's what Dry Suits are for!

Pineview - Labor Day 2007

We took off for Labor Day to good 'ol Pineview Reservoir.  I love wake-boarding and playing in the water.  This was a quick trip up to the lake for a good day on the water.