So, I have to make a confession: I've lived in Arizona practically my entire life and for the last seven years I've lived only 7 1/2 miles from this place. I'd seen it on documentaries and programs like Mysteries at the Museum and always made a mental note to check it out.
Sadly, it's closed during the summer - for good reason as there is no air conditioning on the property. (Even in eighty degree weather I was sweating a bit in some rooms.)
Deciding to get this local att
Last week I got to knock a major item off my bucket list: staying at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. The bonus part was that this trip was with my sisters Kira Shay and Megan Vaughn and spanned over my birthday. I couldn't have asked for more or for better company. It was a wonderful week that began with a beautiful scenic drive up to Glenwood Springs, Co and a stay at the historic Hotel Colorado. (This is the hotel where Theodore Roosevelt had the Teddy Bear named
I'm hard at work on Fallen Saint, but I ended up taking the day off yesterday to spend time with my wonderful friend Amy at Butterfly Wonderland in Scottsdale.
If you have not been, or have never heard of it, I highly recommend you check it out. Tickets are only $20 They show you a 15 minutes, 3D movie about butterflies before you are taken to the hatchery where you can see butterflies and moths emerging from their cocoons. From there, you head out into their atrium where t