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Can You Guess Where I'm Going This Week?


Can you guess where I'm going this week?  I will be packing for some cooler temperatures than where I live in Southwest Florida.  I will be visiting family and friends and taking photos of course!  I've posted five photos as hints which I doubt will leave many of you guessing!

Church-street-418552_1280Here is my alma mater where I had way too much fun!
Church-street-418552_1280This mural is seen in the downtown area of the state's biggest city which isn't that big! 
Church-street-418552_1280I think this photo will be a definite giveaway!
Church-street-418552_1280I'm looking forward to some cooler weather!
Church-street-418552_1280Thanks so much for visiting.  I'd love to here your guesses below!  If you guessed have you visited this state in New England?


Visiting the Lovely Sonora Desert Museum in Tuscon Arizona


I visited Tucson Arizona in the fall of 2013 so this is another post I am writing from memory.  I wasn't really that excited about seeing the desert, but I was definitely pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the two-story high cactus, the colorful sunsets were gorgeous, and I loved the beautiful colors of some of the flowers all over the Tuscon area. 

There is also a lot to do in Tucson area.  My favorite attraction was this Sonora Desert Museum which is number one of 274 things to do on TripAdvisor in the Tuscon area.  I recommend spending several hours there as there is so much to see especially if you like to take photos as much as I do there are prairie dogs, a hummingbird exhibit, as well as several beautiful gardens. 

The Sonora Desert Museum is definitely a place I would love visiting again someday.  We were there for a week and actually considered going back for a second day!  I definitely learned that the desert is just as beautiful as any tropical islands I've visited.  The admission fee for adults is $19.50 a person which I thought was very reasonable.  Here is a link to their web site for more information:  Sonora Desert Museum

96996444Here is a cute little otter that took me forever to get a decent photo of.  They swim so fast and gracefully.
96996444The prairie dogs look so cute and cuddly.  Too bad their claws and teeth are so sharp!
96996444This mountain goat was quite a long ways away from me, but was staring right at me so I tried to get a satisfactory photo of him/her.
96996444I tried for a long time to get a good shot of a hummingbird, but I was new to using my DSLR so it's not anywhere near perfect, but they were beautiful!


Living in Florida, I don't get to see many rock formations or mountains so images like the one below were a treat.



There generally isn't a lot of water in the streams, but the area had recently gotten a lot of rainfall so that made the area especially colorful and interesting.
The cactus gardens were so much more colorful than I expected!

I will leave you with one of the lovely sunsets I saw


Thank you so much for reading.  As always I love hearing your feedback and comments.  Take care my friends and I hope have a wonderful week.


Visiting the Amazing New Marlin's Park in Miami, Florida

During my visit to Miami Florida in June 2015, I had the pleasure of attending a baseball game at the Marlins new stadium.  This is a really new stadium that just opened in the spring of 2012.  The Marlins were playing the New York Yankees that night and it was a sold-out game.  I'm a Yankees fan so I was a little disappointed when they were losing eight to nothing in the first inning.  I know it's team can't win every game but it's not really much fun to watch once one team is winning or losing by that much from the very beginning.                                    

.  I thought the new stadium was absolutely beautiful.   It has a capacity of nearly 37,000 people and  has a retractable roof which many people feel has increased attendance to the games tremendously.   I love how you can see the skyline through the windows and the home run Marlin decoration that goes into action when the team scores a home run.  You can see a video of it in action here on YoutubeHome run .  Some people see it as over the top or cheesy.  I thought it was fun and I loved the added color to the stadium. 

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I usually try and photograph the players, but I was busy catching up with a friend I hadn't seen in years.  My favorite player was not playing in this game since the National League doesn't allow designated hitters.  Yes, I'm an Alex Rodriguez fan and I hope not too many of you stop reading this post here :)
Wandering and searching island girl-1-13We had great seats!
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Wandering and searching island girl-1-13I would ask you to caption what the group of guys was saying in the row behind us in the photo below.  The score was 8-0 in the first inning and they were not happy about that being Yankees' fans as well.  I want to keep my blog family friendly though ;)
Wandering and searching island girl-1-13I'm not terribly pleased (at all) with this photo of the Miami cityscape, but I thought it was gorgeous with all the different colors and especially the red building seen on on the left.
Wandering and searching island girl-1-66Thanks for your visit.  I would  like to hear which baseball stadiums you have visited and are your favorite.  Have a great week.