man at river on bridge and bike. Looking at mountains in Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park Colorado

Estes Park, Colorado – A Summer Road Trip

Estes Park is a beautiful Rocky Mountain town in northern Colorado. It is known as the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) and home to all sorts of wildlife. In Estes Park or in RMNP you will find miles of trails for all levels. And of course, the Stanley hotel that inspired Steven King’s book and movie “The Shining.” Come along with us as we take you on a tour of the quaint Rocky Mountain town of Estes Park, Colorado. Continue reading Estes Park, Colorado – A Summer Road Trip

Rock face at Bandelier National Park. People climbing up a ladder to one of the Native American cave dewellings

Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico

We took a road trip to Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico. In the Frijoles Canyon, there are a number of ancestral pueblo homes, kivas (ceremonial structures), rock paintings, and petroglyphs. Some of the dwellings were rock structures built on the canyon floor; others were dwellings in caves which were formed by voids in the volcanic tuff of the canyon wall and carved out further by humans. Continue reading Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico

Distortions Monster World by Distortions Unlimited

Distortions Monster World now showing in Denver Colorado. Distortions Unlimited, is a Halloween manufacturing company and online Halloween store that has been “Making Monsters” since 1978. They make animatronics, props, masks, costumes and displays for a variety of customers. You most likely have seen their creations used by Halloween events, theme parks, haunted houses, and horror movie. They have set up an “art” exhibit in downtown Denver, Colorado called Distortions Monster World. Where you can find a series of cinematic environments that immerse you into an environment of creatures and characters. Many you’ll recognize from music, film, T.V., and your favorite haunted attractions. Come along with us as we take you on a tour of Distortions Monster World Continue reading Distortions Monster World by Distortions Unlimited

Sign saying Las Vegas, New Mexico. And the hotel in the background

Historical Harvey Houses in Las Vegas, New Mexico

On your next road trip through New Mexico you need to stop and visit the many Harvey House structures that still exist in New Mexico. We are going to take you on a tour of three renovated Harvey Houses in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Continue reading Historical Harvey Houses in Las Vegas, New Mexico

Santa Fe, New Mexico Road Trip

We take many road trips to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Santa Fe, New Mexico is a town we use to live in. So the historical southwestern town is close to our hearts. Come along with us as we take you on a stroll through the iconic Santa Fe Plaza area of Downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico. We will show you our favorite restaurants where you can get famous New Mexico style food; plaza street vendors, historical churches, and The Plaza itself. The video is a combination of road trips during the winter and summer months in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Continue reading Santa Fe, New Mexico Road Trip

Winter Ride on the Durango & Silverton Train

A winter steam trains ride On The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad D&S is a must do at least once in your lifetime. The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, often abbreviated as the D&SNG, is a 3 foot (91.44 centimeters) narrow-gauge historical railroad that operates on 45.2 mile / 72.74 km of track between Durango and Silverton in the U.S. state of Colorado USA. The train and railroad operates out of an original 1882 depot located at 479 Main Avenue, Durango CO. Continue reading Winter Ride on the Durango & Silverton Train

Deadwood South Dakota and Its Historical Wild West Characters

One of our favorite places to visit is Deadwood, South Dakota. Between the history and many things to do, we always enjoy our stay. In this episode of The Strange, we are joined by Darrel Nelson the Exhibits Director for Deadwood History, Inc. in Deadwood, South Dakota. We will talk about Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Seth Bullock, Al Swearingen and The Gem Saloon, Mr. Wu and Chinatown and more. Click player to listen to this eye-opening talk about the town’s real-life characters that were featured in HBO® Deadwood. Continue reading Deadwood South Dakota and Its Historical Wild West Characters

The Western Town of Durango Colorado [USA Road Trip to Colorado]

The Western Town of Durango Colorado is a small city in southwestern Colorado, near the New Mexico border. YOU CAN EXPLORE WINTER OR SUMMER IN DURANGO. With so much to see, you’ll never have a dull day Durango. Durango is an amazing setting for your next road trip. With so much to see and do, it is hard to know where to begin! Come along with us as we travel to Durango. Let us be your guide to events, things to do, and places to stay in Durango. Don’t miss our other Durango train video as we take a winter ride on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. No matter what time of year you take a road trip to Durango, Colorado. It is one of the most spectacular USA road trips you will have the pleasure to travel. Continue reading The Western Town of Durango Colorado [USA Road Trip to Colorado]

The Heartbreaking Story of Mattie Culver [Yellowstone’s Forgotten]

Seventeen years after Yellowstone became a National Park on March 1, 1872. Almost to the day, Mattie Culver died of Tuberculosis on March 2, 1889. She and her husband were the winter caretakers of the Firehole Inn. Mattie is still buried where the Firehole once stood. On the banks of the Firehole River in Yellowstone’s Geyser Basin. Continue reading The Heartbreaking Story of Mattie Culver [Yellowstone’s Forgotten]

Custer State Park Wildlife Loop [USA Road Trip to Black Hills South Dakota]

An USA road trip to Custer State Park WILDLIFE LOOP STATE SCENIC BYWAY in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Custer State Park’s 18-mile Wildlife Loop State Scenic Byway has what you are looking for! Winding through pine-covered hills, rolling prairies and red-walled canyons, the Wildlife Loop is one of the highlights of a park that has many wild animals just ripe for the camera. 1300 Buffalo are the big stars along the byway. Bighorn sheep, pronghorn, deer, elk, coyote, prairie dog, donkey and numerous bird species including wild turkey can all be seen at times along the Wildlife Loop. Come with us on a tour and see what we caught on camera. Continue reading Custer State Park Wildlife Loop [USA Road Trip to Black Hills South Dakota]