Jul 26

Chicago 2011

By David Scifres Family, Fun, Photography, Photos, Travel Comments Off on Chicago 2011
Ferris wheel on Navy PierIMG_9544   Chicago from the Field Museum
IMG_9589IMG_9611American Girl Tea Time IMG_0649IMG_0650
Anna and Lanier at American Girl TeaIMG_0667Chicago - American Girl Doll IMG_0662Sarah and Lilly
Mmmmmm.....Chicago - Anna and Sarah on Water Taxi IMG_9615Anna and Sarah at Navy PierIMG_0673

Chicago 2011, a set on Flickr.

As promised I took Anna and Sarah to Chicago for the weekend. We had a blast. We purchased a CityPass which got us in the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Art Institute, the SkyWalk at the top of Sears tower and the Science and Technology building (which we didn’t make it to). The hit of the trip as it turns out was Navy Pier as well as tea at the American Girl Doll store.

Jun 30

Las Vegas June 2011

By David Scifres Fun, Photography, Photos, Travel Comments Off on Las Vegas June 2011
IMG_0436IMG_0467IMG_0458IMG_0459BIMG_0333Hoover Dam from Lake Meade

Vegas June 2011, a set on Flickr.

Oct 11

Ruby Falls

By David Scifres Family, Photography, Travel Comments Off on Ruby Falls

After driving by road signs for the last 40 years, I finally broke down and went to “See Rock City” and  Ruby Falls. I have to say it was worth it. Ruby falls is much more commercialized than Mammoth Cave and has been somewhat abused over the years. However, it is absolutely worth seeing.

Ruby Falls is a 145-foot high underground waterfall located within Lookout Mountain, near Rock City and Chattanooga, Tennessee in the United States.  The cave which houses Ruby Falls was formed with the formation of Lookout Mountain. The Lookout Mountain Caverns, which includes Ruby Falls Cave, is a limestone cave. These caves occur when slightly acidic groundwater enters subterranean streams and eats away at the relatively soft limestone, causing narrow cracks to widen into passages and caves in a process called chemical weathering. The stream which makes up the Falls entered the cave sometime after its formation.

May 15

Old Montreal

By David Scifres Travel 2 Comments »

This week I had the privilege of attending a publishing conference by publishing innovators nStein in old Montreal. I stayed at the Nallagen hotel on Rue St Paul. The street is full of art galleries, shops, restaurants . . . . Rue Saint-Paul has vibrant character.

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Nov 02

Trip Planning – Home and Abroad

By David Scifres Travel Comments Off on Trip Planning – Home and Abroad

Home and Abroad

I just went through a fantastic demo of www.homeandabroad.com and their trip planning capabilities. You should try and set up a trip and itinerary for yourself, takes about 10 minutes or less. They can customize the site to your brand. They can even incorporate our campgrounds into their pages so they are recommended places to stay. Here are a couple customized examples:

Looks pretty darn good.

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