Jamestown New York

Lucy Desi Museum

If you are a child of the 1960s, you probably remember Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and the I Love Lucy Show. If you are too young to know these names, perhaps you know Star Trek, But more on that later Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz Museum Jamestown New York may not be a top [Read more …]

Buffalo New York and Frank Lloyd Wright

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Frank Lloyd Wright Martin House in Buffalo New York We have been to many places that Frank Lloyd Wright designed (http://www.activeboomeradventures.com/2014/08/21/frank-lloyd-wrights-racine-wisconsin-legacy/ and http://www.activeboomeradventures.com/2012/05/30/a-morning-in-oak-park-with-frank-lloyd-wright/ and http://www.activeboomeradventures.com/2011/11/10/finally-falling-water/) We happily discovered that he also did some work in the Buffalo area. Of course we had to visit it while we were there. Frank Lloyd Wright Martin House The [Read more …]

The Long and Arduous Road from Toronto to Buffalo

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Toronto to Buffalo Plan A Ah the joys of trying to get from Toronto Canada to the United States on a Sunday. Bottom line, fly or travel on another day. Yes, it is only 100 miles, but crossing the border on land on a Sunday is not for the timid. We wanted to fly into [Read more …]

Toronto Ontario

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Toronto On our last trip to Toronto Canada, we toured a number of the neighborhoods. This time we focused on a few less-known, more out of the way attractions and returns to some of our favorite areas and some necessary shopping. Toronto City Center is literally growing by leaps (upward) and bounds (outward). The downtown [Read more …]

Niagara-on-the-Lake Canada

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Niagara-on-the-Lake Canada It had been 7 years since our last visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake Canada. This lovely, historic town on the shore of Lake Ontario is the home to Ontario’s wine region, the George Bernard Shaw Theater Festival and a number of credible, if not especially memorable, restaurants. The Victorian-era, tourist-centric town retains its charm even [Read more …]

Willamette Valley Oregon Restaurants and Hotel

We love revisiting favorite restaurants and exploring new ones when we travel. On our 2018 trip to Willamette Valley Oregon, we had time to check out several restaurants: Tina’s (Dundee) a popular restaurant with a fun wine list that has one, or possibly two wines apiece from a large number of the valley’s wineries. We [Read more …]

Willamette Valley Wine 2018

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We generally love the wonderful wines that come from Willamette Valley. This Oregon valley is protected from the east by the Cascade Mountains, from the west by the Coast Range mountains and from the north by hills, all of which makes it perfect for cool climate grapes. It is Oregon’s largest grape growing region and [Read more …]

Bend Oregon

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Bend Oregon is a reasonably small (76,000 people) city at the edge of the Oregon Cascade range. This young, active community, located on a plain between the mountains and the dessert, is the heart of one of Oregon’s premier outdoor sports areas with hiking, mountain climbing, mountain biking, whitewater rafting and kayaking, skiing, snowboarding, golf [Read more …]

Multnomah Falls, Oregon

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Multnomah Falls is the second tallest waterfall in the U.S. It is located in the Columbia Gorge area in Oregon. It consists of two spans, a 542-foot upper span and a shorter, 59-foot lower span connected by a small rapids. The river, whose source has been traced to an underground stream draining a high-elevation lake, [Read more …]

Columbia River Gorge

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The Columbia River Gorge is the largest national scenic area in the United States and has the greatest concentration of waterfalls in North America. Formed by the powerful Columbia River, the gorge goes along the Oregon/Washington border. It is both a rugged, scenic wonderland and home to one of one of the region’s many wine [Read more …]