How the Apollo 8 crew delivered an out-of-this-world message of hope during Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve, December 24, 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 read from the Book of Genesis as they orbited the Moon. Astronauts Bill Anders, Jim Lovell, and Frank Borman were the first humans to travel to the Moon. Each read a portion of the versus as the world watched and listened in their homes on Earth. Continue reading How the Apollo 8 crew delivered an out-of-this-world message of hope during Christmas Eve

Let’s Look at Historical Footage of Teddy Roosevelt During the Holidays – Oyster Bay 1917

In 1917, Ex-President Teddy Roosevelt was staying at the Long Island village of Oyster Bay, NY. At the time Woodrow Wilson was president. And WWI was raging on. In this short news reel, he is seen calling on Oyster Bay neighbors during Christmas in 1917. Continue reading Let’s Look at Historical Footage of Teddy Roosevelt During the Holidays – Oyster Bay 1917

The Original Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Did you know that Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer originated from the department store Montgomery Ward. Rudolph made his first screen appearance in 1948 as a holiday greeting from the department store. The 1948 version was called, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer With Christmas Greetings From Montgomery Ward.” Continue reading The Original Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

The Mysterious Story Behind the Denver Botanic Gardens

During the day the Denver Botanical Garden’s beauty surpasses the rest. Maybe because the dirt has compost like no other. Because this is the site of the long-forgotten Mount Calvary Cemetery. Continue reading The Mysterious Story Behind the Denver Botanic Gardens

Santa Fe, New Mexico’s El Rancho de las Golondrinas

The Santa Fe New Mexico attraction El Rancho de las Golondrinas, is only 15 miles south of downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico and 45 minutes north of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The 200 acres living history ranch is the site that was once a stop on the El Camino Real and now is an immersive Southwest living history ranch of the 1700s and 1800s. Continue reading Santa Fe, New Mexico’s El Rancho de las Golondrinas

Haunting Colorado Ghost Resort Left to Rot – Interlaken

Come along with us as we take a hike high in the Rocky Mountains just outside of Leadville, Colorado to a haunting abandoned ghost resort called Interlaken. The abandoned Interlaken Ghost Resort, is located on the south side of Twin Lakes and was considered one of Colorado’s most beautiful resort in the late 1800’s. But for nearly a century, the abandoned resort’s buildings were left to crumble and its access road was cut off by a rising lake. Leaving it alone and only accessible by trail or by boat. So come along with us as we hike along a stunning alpine lake to the Interlaken Ghost Resort just outside of Leadville, Colorado. Continue reading Haunting Colorado Ghost Resort Left to Rot – Interlaken

Sego Canyon Ghost Town and Petroglyphs

Sego Canyon petroglyphs and Sego ghost town are a short drive from Hwy 70 in Utah. On our road trip to Moab, Utah, we took a short detour to Sego Ghost Town, Thompson Springs Living Ghost Town, and Sego Canyon Rock Art. Continue reading Sego Canyon Ghost Town and Petroglyphs

Savannah Georgia Tour Tidbits Learned While Exploring Savannah GA

Savannah, Georgia hidden history we learned while exploring and touring Savannah. Savannah, Georgia is a unique city to visit. Between the Spanish Moss, architectural beauty, and rich history there is truly something for everyone in Savannah. We spent several days exploring Savannah. And on our trip and tours, we learned little facts about this and that. For instance, what is Spanish Moss really? Who the heck is Casimir Pulaski? Where is the Forrest Gump bench? So come along with us as we show you tidbits we leaned about Savannah Georgia. Continue reading Savannah Georgia Tour Tidbits Learned While Exploring Savannah GA

downtown Central City. Narrow brick street with old western style buildings. Some cars and old gas lamp post

Central City Colorado – The Town That Won’t Die

Jennie Johnson from the podcast “The Ordinary, Extraordinary Cemetery” joins Colorado Martini in a discussion about the twin towns of Central City and Black Hawk, Colorado. We will discuss the history of the towns and their famous picturesque cemeteries. Jennie has done tons of research of the area and brings her expertise to the discussion.  Continue reading Central City Colorado – The Town That Won’t Die