Churchill Downs & the Kentucky Derby Museum

Heading to the Racetrack

This weekend the 140th Kentucky Derby will take place at the world’s most legendary racetrack, Churchill Downs.  I thought of this great day of racing today when a story about California Chrome showed up on my Yahoo homepage today.  After reading the online article, I couldn’t help but think of last May when my son […]

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

Standing in front of the "World's Biggest Bat"

Ah, after a very long winter, spring is finally here! For all you sports enthusiast you know what that means, it’s time for a little baseball.  With opening day celebrations at major league baseball stadiums around the country, I couldn’t help but remember our many trips to watch the NY Yankees at home, and away […]

The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum

The International Hall of Fame & Museum

This morning I turned on the television and was able to watch Rafael Nadal in the men’s singles capture his eighth French Open title.  As I looked at the match, I couldn’t help but reflect on my recent visit to the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum in Newport, Rhode Island. Newport and tennis […]

The Indy 500 – The Greatest Spectacle in Racing

The Indy 500, 2014

This past Memorial Day weekend, my son and I headed to Indianapolis, Indiana which is also known as the “Racing Capital of the World.”  I had read beforehand that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway could fit Churchill Downs, Yankee Stadium, the Rose Bowl, the Roman Colosseum and the Vatican City inside the oval of the speedway. […]

Yankee Stadium Tour


Major League Baseball never was a big part of my life growing up because New Orleans didn’t have a Major League Team.  Plus I grew up with all girls and a Dad that would rather be fishing than watching sports unless it was the New Orleans Saints.  I first became a Yankee fan early in […]

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Across the country, many students today started or returned to college.  About 28,000 students walk the campus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill which is North Carolina’s oldest state university.  UNC was chartered in 1789 and opened its doors for students in 1795.  It is the only public university in the United […]

Toronto’s Must See Family Attractions


Our road trip through Western New York state and Canada included many new pit stops. We were very excited for our two days in Toronto because we planned on cheering on our beloved New York Yankees that were scheduled to play the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.  We were also excited because we had […]

Nine Family Favorite Attractions in San Diego


The minute you arrive in San Diego you will more than likely be greeted with sunny blue skies and warm temperatures with frequent cool coastal breezes.  It truly is picture perfect.  In addition to the gorgeous weather, San Diego also offers many fun family attractions that show off the city’s proud heritage and culture.  My […]

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame


Does the NBA lockout have you down?  Well, if you plan on being in driving distance of Springfield, Massachusetts, head over to the Basketball Hall of Fame! When you arrive off of I-91, you will find the most unusual building, and there won’t be any mistaking you have reached your destination since the big titanium […]

Cape Cod


After what I have called my year of transition (new house, new job, new car),  I was looking to escape where I could leave all the craziness of my life behind for a couple of days. My aha moment came when I recalled a quote referencing Cape Cod by Henry David Thoreau, ” A man […]