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Europe Bound!

The time has finally come!! Our Europe vacation starts TODAY!!

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We will be traveling for just under 2 weeks. We will miss our little princess, Lennox, so very much – but we are also very excited to have a mommy/daddy break and go experience all that we can while on vacation! Lennox will be having lots of fun at home with Grandma & Papa and the hardest part is that we won’t get to talk with her – but I know we’ll get plenty of updates along the way!

We are visiting Venice, one of my top destinations ever(!), Paris (also close to the top of my list) and the top of Kyle’s list, London! 

VENICE, ITALY

I think Venice is going to be one of the most unique places we have ever traveled and will travel.

Venice - CanareggioPhoto Credit: Venice – Canareggio by MorBCN, on Flickr

There is no where else in the world that is like Venice. I can’t wait to see the sun hit the colorful buildings, the gondolas going by, watch the way the people of Venice live! The best quote I have read about Venice, was that if you don’t get lost – you haven’t experienced Venice! I look forward to getting lost!

PARIS, FRANCE

Paris! The city of lights. The architecture, the landmarks, the style, the food – everything about Paris sounds exciting to me.

Opera puddle mirrorPhoto Credit: Opera puddle mirror by Loïc Lagarde, on Flickr

We honestly don’t know the majority of what Paris has to offer – but we are going to be experiencing it all! I’m looking forward to seeing and feeling what it’s like to be staying in Paris. We decided to forgo a hotel in Paris and get a flat, in the heart of the city (close to the Louvre). We are staying on one of the oldest streets in Paris in a small studio flat. We’ll be across the street from a fresh fruit market, a bakery and an old Louis XIV royal fountain! We’ll see what one of the most romantic cities in the world has to offer us!

LONDON, ENGLAND

London – My favorite place I have ever been! I was lucky enough to visit London and the UK 3 times as a teenager with my parents.

WestminsterPhoto Credit: Westminster by Hernán Piñera, on Flickr

I don’t know what it is about London but I just love it. The big city, the people, the sights, the sounds (read: the accents) and just the ease of the city! I look forward to bringing Kyle to the Tower of London – one of the best spots in London and walking down the bustling Portobello Road Market in Nottinghill on Saturday morning!

While I’m gone….

While I’m gone – make sure to pay attention to my Facebook Page, as I will be sharing a bunch of travel related posts, as well as some fun posts from a few of my blogger buddies!

When I can (at night in the hotel most likely) I’m sure I’ll be sharing a few photos from the day on Instagram – so follow me there as well! I’ll be trying to remember to use #TerrellsTravel on all my photos I share. Here is the latest stream:


Once we are back in the US – expect lots of great photos, memories and stories about our trip!

Cape Cod – The Small Details – Photo Details

If you have read any of my travel posts, you know that I am from Cape Cod and love taking photos while on vacation. This summer, while we were there – I tried to catch some of the small details that make me love Cape Cod and that remind me of home anytime I see pictures of them!

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Today, for “Wordless Wednesday” I would like to share some of the Small Details of Cape Cod with you!

 

Cape Cod: Famous Wellfleet Oysters at Lieutenant's Island in Wellfleet, Massachusetts

Famous Wellfleet Oysters at Lieutenant’s Island in Wellfleet, Massachusetts

Cape Cod: Empty and quiet beach at Lieutenant's Island in Wellfleet, Massachusetts

Cape Cod: Empty and quiet beach at Lieutenant’s Island in Wellfleet, Massachusetts

Cape Cod: The beginnings of drift wood - Monomy Island, Chatham, Massachusetts

Cape Cod: The beginnings of drift wood – Monomy Island, Chatham, Massachusetts

Cape Cod: Beach Plums

Cape Cod: Beach Plums

Cape Cod: Beach Plum Flower Blossom

Cape Cod: Beach Plum Flower Blossom

Cape Cod: Traces of bird footprints as the tide goes out - Monomy Beach, Chatham - Massachusetts

Cape Cod: Traces of bird footprints as the tide goes out – Monomy Beach, Chatham – Massachusetts

Cape Cod: Traces of bird footprints as the tide goes out - Monomy Beach, Chatham - Massachusetts

Cape Cod: Traces of bird footprints as the tide goes out – Monomy Beach, Chatham – Massachusetts

Cape Cod: Beach Lavender growing in the marshes of Wellfleet Town Center

Cape Cod: Beach Lavender growing in the marshes of Wellfleet Town Center

Cape Cod: Wild Flowers growing in the beach grass - Wellfleet Town Center

Cape Cod: Wild Flowers growing in the beach grass – Wellfleet Town Center

Cape Cod: The tide going out over the smooth beach rocks

Cape Cod: The tide going out over the smooth beach rocks

Cape Cod: There may not always be shells, but you are sure to find many smoothed stones along the shore line at low tide.

Cape Cod: There may not always be shells, but you are sure to find many smoothed stones along the shore line at low tide.

Cape Cod: Hydrangeas in Bloom in Chatham, Massachusetts.

Cape Cod: Hydrangeas in Bloom in Chatham, Massachusetts.

Sunny yellow flowers in bloom in Chatham, Massachusetts

Sunny yellow flowers in bloom in Chatham, Massachusetts

 

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Colorado

A Day at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

The main reason we went to Glenwood Springs was the Hot Springs Pool, but there is also another great attraction that you must see when you go to visit, the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park! At first we actually were not going to visit the park. We went to ride the gondola up and down the mountain, because the ones in Vail and Aspen were closed. But once we got to the top and saw all the fun things there were to do, we bought a few tickets. After a few rides, we ended up buying the day pass and it was so worth it! We had such a fun family day. This day was all about Lennox. Plenty of this vacation was about Mom & Dad but we made sure that this day, was about Lennox. She got to do everything she wanted!

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Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is located right in the heart of Glenwood Springs and immediately across from where we stayed! It opened mainly for the 2 caves that they have, one of which is Colorado’s largest show cave. Once up there, you will find out there are a ton of other things to do! They have Colorado’s first alpine coaster, Ferris wheel, zip line, roller coasters, 4D rides, panning for gems and so much more! I would highly recommend it – it’s worth the price!

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We started our day by going up the Gondola. This was the first time Lennox had been on something like this and I was unsure if she would be scared of the height, but she wasn’t at all!heather-lennox-glenwood-adventure-park kyle-lennox-glenwood-adventure-park

Once up the mountain, Lennox wanted to pan for gems! She had so much fun finding her treasures. It works like most other places work – you get a big bucket of dirt that has treasures in it, she pours out a little at time and sifts it in the running water. We found lots of beautiful stones, gems and even an arrowhead.

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After panning for gems, Kyle brought Lennox on the alpine coaster. This girl is scared of nothing! She got right in the little car and down the mountain she went. This Alpine Coaster brings you 3,4000 feet down the side of a mountain going very fast! She immediately wanted to do it again and again and again. This is when we realized we need to just buy the day pass that lets you do everything as many times as you want!

glenwood-caverns-adventure-park04glenwood-caverns-adventure-park03 A ride that is a little calmer is the Mine Ferris Wheel. It is a slow and easy ferris wheel for all ages. You get a nice view of the area from atop the mountain as well!

glenwood-caverns-adventure-park06glenwood-caverns-adventure-park05 Later in the day we went into the two caves that are within this mountain. They are very different from the caves we went to in Texas but still very cool – especially for Lennox. The first cave we went into was the Fairy Cave. Can I just say, it was the cutest thing to hear Lennox talk about how Fairies lived in this cave, how she may have seen one AND that the little puddles that were around, were where they went swimming and took a bath? CUTE!!

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After heading out of the Fairy Cave, we rode some more rides and then headed into the best showcave in Colorado, Kings Row Cave. This one is much more of a decorated cave where you go down deeper into the cave and get to experience TOTAL darkness. You don’t know dark until you have experienced darkness underground.

glenwood-adventure-caverns glenwood-kings-row-cave glenwood-adventure-caverns02 While in the Caves, there is an observation area that you can go out onto – this is the view – just beautiful! I loved how there was still snow on the top of the mountains in June!view-from-glenwood-adventure-cavernsAll in all, it was a GREAT day! It was not very busy at all – I don’t know how busy it does get, but in June, it was great – not empty but not busy at all. The longest we waited was for the Alpine Coaster for maybe 10 minutes. Other times we just got right on. I would highly recommend visiting if you have time while visiting Glenwood Springs!glenwood-caverns-adventure-park01