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

Exploring a Hidden Castle in The Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a historical castle called Glen Eyrie Castle. Glen Eyrie is an English Tudor-style castle built in 1871 by General William Palmer. Who happens to be the founder of the beautiful city of Colorado Springs. Come along as we explore and walk the historical grounds of the castle that is hidden between the red rock of The Garden of the Gods. Continue reading Exploring a Hidden Castle in The Garden of the Gods

The Old World Charm of Santa Fe, New Mexico

Colorado Martini takes many road trips to Santa Fe, New Mexico. A place very close to our hearts. Come along with us on one of our many road trips, as we take you on a stroll through the iconic Santa Fe Plaza area of Downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico. Continue reading The Old World Charm of Santa Fe, New Mexico

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

Moab Utah Dinosaur Tracks and Rock Art

Visitors come to Moab, Utah for its distinctive red rock arches and canyons. Or maybe they come to Moab to enjoy the Colorado River or other outdoor activities. But Moab, Utah is also the home to some of the most diverse and beautiful rock art and dinosaur tracks in the world. And many are not hard to get to. Come a long with us as we show you just some of our favorite sites you can easily access from your car. Continue reading Moab Utah Dinosaur Tracks and Rock Art