Behind the Canvas: Visit the Studio Where Bob Ross Painted Happy Little Trees

Behind the Canvas: Visit the Studio Where Bob Ross Painted Happy Little Trees

When I researched for my first post about Bob Ross, I discovered that you can visit the studio where he filmed The Joy of Painting. The Bob Ross Experience is part of the Minnetrista Museum and Gardens in Muncie, Indiana. Minnetrista sits on the property where the Ball family – founders of the famous Ball…

Exploring the Fascinating History of SPAM at the SPAM Museum

Exploring the Fascinating History of SPAM at the SPAM Museum

There’s a SPAM museum? That’s usually the first question I get when mentioning our visit there (Big Trip 15!) And yes, it’s true. There’s a SPAM museum. They even give out SPAMples! ☺️ Regardless about how you feel about SPAM itself (in my experience, you either love it or hate it – and I definitely…

Big Trip 12

Big Trip 12

Before I started writing here I had already gone on twelve Big Trips! Over time I will be adding the daily overviews of past trips, and today I’m giving you Big Trip 12. We’ve been to so many great places that I hope to inspire your future itineraries with our report. At the end of…

A Sky Full of Adventure at the Balloon Museum

A Sky Full of Adventure at the Balloon Museum

No trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico, is complete without a visit to the Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum. History of Ballooning The first exhibit tells about the history of ballooning from 1783 to the current day. I am always amazed by the hot air balloon gondolas on display, seeing how small they are while reading…

Potato!

Potato!

I’m pretty sure it’s required that you visit the World’s Largest Potato and the Idaho Potato Museum when you go to Idaho. The Idaho Potato Museum is located inside an old railroad depot in Blackfoot, Idaho, and right out front, just begging for a photo, is the World’s Largest Potato. Inside the museum, you will…

Big Trip 15

Big Trip 15

Day 1 Big Trip 15 has begun and we kicked it off with a marathon day… almost 13 hours on the road! (Our daily videos are back… one-two second clips to make a full day’s journey in less than 60 seconds!) Coffee Pot building Built in 1927, the Coffee Pot in Bedford, PA is an…