Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA: Wild Animals

When most people hear the name “Yellowstone National Park”, the first word that comes to their mind is “geysers”, the second words that comes to their mind are “wild animal”, and lots of them.  The most common animals to see roaming around are bison.  If you are lucky (or unlucky depending on the circumstances), you may get to see a bear wandering around.  Some have seen wolves, moose, and deer as well.  The animals are a sight to behold and they are very interesting to watch and observe………………….from your car.  These animals are cute, they’re big, and they’re dangerous.  Bison are not gentle giants, they can become very aggressive.  Bears? Don’t ever approach a bear and always bring bear spray just in case one charges at you.  Wolves?  Yes, they look like your pet dog, but don’t just don’t approach them or try to pet them.  Do take pictures and videos of them……FROM the safety of your car!


Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA: The Geysers

When most people hear the name “Yellowstone National Park”, the first word that comes to their mind is “geysers”, and for good reason.  Yellowstone National Park has approximately 500 geysers throughout the park.  Obviously we can’t cover all of them in 1 post, and most likely you will not be able to visit all of them in a single visit, probably not even in 10 visits.  So I will share with you the geysers we visited along with their pictures and you can decide if you want to visit these geysers or visit other geysers:

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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

Yellowstone National Park in my opinion is one of the most amazing places you can visit in America.  It has geysers, rivers, unusual rock structures, wandering large animals, and an unparalleled beauty that is hard to find anywhere else.  Yellowstone is a nature lover’s paradise and a hiker’s wonderland.  Are you a photographer?  Believe me there are plenty of sights here for you to take professional photographs.  People from all over the world flock to this National Park because you just can’t find anything like it anywhere else. (more…)


Salt Lake City, Utah: A Taste of Philly in SLC

Many cities across the USA have a “famous” food they are known for.  For example in New Orleans you have the Po Boy sandwich, in North Carolina you have some of the best Barbecue, in Philadelphia, you have the Philly Cheese Steak sandwich.

Although Salt Lake City has its famous eateries, it really doesn’t have a famous dish (maybe except jello and casseroles), but you can get a sample of flavors from around the country and around the world right here in SLC.  One of those is a taste of Philadelphia as in the Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich.  The best tasting Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich in Utah can be found at a restaurant known as Moochies Meatballs and More,  Moochies for short.

Moochies is a famous Salt Lake City restaurant.  In fact it was visited by none other than Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.  I have visited this restaurant twice, I have eaten the Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich and the Atomic Meatball Sandwich.  Both sandwiches are very good!  Between the two, I prefer the Cheese Steak Sandwich, it is juicy, the meat is tender, it is very cheesy, and it’s greasy, sloppy, and delicious.  I have not visited Philadelphia yet, but this is the best Philly Cheese Steak that I have ever eaten.  The atomic meatball sandwich is good too. It’s meatballs with marinara sauce and a spicy jalapeño sauce added.  It’s also just as messy, sloppy, greasy, and delicious, but it’s also spicy!

They have a few more sandwiches, salads, and pastas that are worth looking at and trying out, so next time you are in Salt Lake City, be sure to stop by Moochies to experience the goodness for yourself and join the likes of Guy Fieri and others who have tried out and enjoyed this delicious joint!

Philly Cheese Steak

Atomic Meatball Sandwich

Atomic Meatball Sandwich (my camera doesn’t do justice)

 

 


Barcelona Spain: The Food

Anyone who has ever visited Spain would agree that this country has some of the best food in the world.  Spanish food is very flavorful, but not spicy.  It includes dishes such as paella (sea food paellas and meat paellas for example), cocido (stew with meats and sausages including blood

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Barcelona Spain: The Beaches

Let me start out by saying.  I love the beach!  Some of my favorite vacations are those where I do nothing but sit in beach chair all day listening to the ocean waves.  Well, I wouldn’t recommend spending everyday doing this in Barcelona since there are so many sights to see in and around the city, but I would take at least a day or two to relax on one of their many beaches.  We spent our

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Barcelona Spain: Monjuïc

Monjuïc is one of the funner sights in Spain to visit, especially if you have children with you.  Let’s face it, the Cathedrals are awesome, but when your kids protest saying “I don’t want to see another church!” still take them to the cathedrals, but then take them to Monjuïc!  Olympic park from the 1992 Summer Olympics is in this area, and if you go up high enough, you get a priceless view of the city of Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea!

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Barcelona Spain: Casa Milá & Casa Batlló

Barcelona is a city of art.  It is unlike anything else you will ever encounter in your travels.  Thanks to the works of Antoni Gaudí, we have one of the most original looking Cathedrals; La Sagrada Familia.  Antoni has additional Masterpieces in Barcelona that are worth visiting.  Two of them are houses, which are now museums called Casa Batlló and Casa Milá (also known as La Pedrera).  They are not far from each other, so you can easily visit of them in one afternoon.  They are both buildings with some very unusual architecture and some rich history.  It takes about 1 to 2 hours to tour each building.  These are some very popular landmarks, so if you are visiting Barcelona and you want to visit these houses, be sure to book in advance as they can sell out, especially during peak season.  You can book these through Expedia’s “Things to do”, the Viator, and many other booking sights including local ones in Spain.  The tickets are fairly inexpensive, so it certainly should not break the bank.

La Casa Milá features unusual shapes and turns on the outside of the building with a courtyard on top, balconies with strangely shaped iron balcony walls, and originally designed furniture inside the house.

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