Follow Darren and Lisa on their Railroad Adventures (RRAdventures) as well as other adventures via our new blog site. Using the RRAdventures category you will see summaries of our RR trips going back several decades as well as find out about the latest trip reports and online videos with links to where they can be found.

Using other categories such as World Tour you will see our other trips we have taken as well.

The blog site is constantly changing so become Follower and you will automatically get email messages when updates occur.  It’s a great way to see places you might not get a chance to see from the comfort of your PC.



  • 2011-09-29:       0 Views – Blog Started
  • 2011-11-30: 1,000 Views
  • 2011-12-31: 2,000 Views
  • 2012-03-28: 3,000 Views

25 responses to “About

  1. customtripplanning

    12/08/2011 at 8:14 AM

    I’m enjoying your Colorado photos. We were there for 6 months while my husband, a professor, was on sabbatical. Beautiful state.

    • Stourbridge Lion

      12/08/2011 at 9:01 AM

      Thanks! We enjoy taking time of weekends and such to explore our own backyard and find places that many never stop to enjoy. As you can tell, we are Railfans so we do tend to look for old historic railroad sites and equipment. We also spend time enjoying the outdoors and geology as there are so many different places to explore. Where did your husband do his sabbatical at?

  2. Ana le Roux

    12/08/2011 at 8:22 AM

    Hi Darren and Lisa,
    I am fascinated by the amount of places you have been to in the world. My husband and I are starting to feel that way too. Maybe when we are a little older we can see the world. I am glad to see there are many couples out there that have the ‘wonderlust’ bug too. You just have to come over to South Africa in the future…there is so much to see and wonderful people to meet.

    • Stourbridge Lion

      12/08/2011 at 8:57 AM

      Hopefully we will get there someday but the one thing we have learned is take the opportunities when you can as you never know what might happen in the future that can alter your life dramatically. I work with a guy that is from South Africa and when he calls home to talk to family it’s fun to hear a language different from your own yet can understand bits of it since American English has been impact by so many different languages over the years. When you and your husband get a chance to go somewhere go for it as you might not get that chance again. Relish the places you have gotten to see and don’t forget to explore your own area as a tourist, you might be surprised what you find nearby as well…

    • Mack Hops

      02/26/2012 at 3:36 PM

      Iv’e been looking for that “other half” to travel with for quite some time now… haha

  3. Glimpse Journal

    12/15/2011 at 10:53 AM

    Thanks for liking GLIMPSE’s blog! Bon voyage!

  4. wildboarstudio

    12/16/2011 at 3:30 PM

    I was born in Boulder and lived there through high school (Boulder High), at which time my parents moved to Huntsville Alabama so I decided to see what the south was all about and went to school in Tuscaloosa at the University of Alabama. Although I love Alabama and the south I sure do miss Colorado…..the beautiful mountains, the snow, aspen, I could go on and on. I will certainly enjoy following your adventures not only in Colorado but around the world.

    • Stourbridge Lion

      12/16/2011 at 3:37 PM

      Always glad to hear folks are enjoying these trip report entries. Maybe someday you will find yourself back in Colorado for vacation, business, or otherwise and reconnect with those memories.

  5. cyclingrandma

    12/16/2011 at 4:05 PM

    Thanks for your “Like”! You’ve had some wonderful adventures.

  6. seekraz

    12/19/2011 at 7:31 PM

    Hello Lisa and Darren – thank you for stopping-by my blog today…and for letting me know you were there! My little one loves trains…will have to bring him along when I check-out the rest of your site. 🙂 Take care, Scott.

  7. Our Life In 3D

    12/21/2011 at 8:48 AM

    I love your travel web site! I wanted to do a travel web site as we love to travel too, but we are still working and can’t get away like we want. so I will visit and and travel with you!

    I want to ask, how did you get your videos embedded in your blog? I have tried to follow the directions WordPress offers but it doesn’t work. Any tips?


    • Stourbridge Lion

      12/21/2011 at 10:25 AM

      Thanks! Lisa and I take whatever opportunities present themselves as you never know if you will get that chance again. We always maximize our vacation leave based on budget to take in as much as we can. Knowing we might never get to each place again we use our cameras to the maximum to capture everything we see.

        Embedded Videos:

      First, I store them on YouTube
      Get the URL of the Video you wish to embedded (e.g.
      Within the Post, click on the “Add Media” icon
      Then when a box opens, click the “From URL” tab
      Now click the button for “Audio, Video, or Other File”
      In the URL field put in the URL you got earlier
      Click the “Insert into Post” button

      You should end up with something like this with the “[” and “]” faced inward (I have them backwards to show the code)

      Which will display like:

  8. Our Life In 3D

    12/23/2011 at 9:38 AM

    I have been meaning to say ‘Thank you’ for your post in helping me set up some videos. it worked! I posted a test video yesterday. Thanks for your time and insight! ( take note)

    Have a Merry Christmas!


  9. Stourbridge Lion

    12/28/2011 at 8:42 PM

    As of today, all historical blog entries for our RRAdventures trips have been uploaded and re-posted to the date when each trip actually happened.

  10. celestealluvial

    01/06/2012 at 9:22 AM

    Wow! What a wonderful life! Goodwill to you and your wife on your travels. Thanks for the beautiful photos. Cant wait to see new ones. Blessings, Celeste.

  11. celestealluvial

    01/06/2012 at 9:22 AM

    Thank you for the like! 🙂

  12. Tony

    01/27/2012 at 10:18 AM

    Thanks for the like of my poem Molina de Antigua.

  13. petrel41

    02/20/2012 at 12:30 AM

    Hi, thanks for liking my Gambia blog post!

  14. sharingmyitaly

    04/14/2012 at 7:07 AM

    Thank you for visiting my blog and foe liking my post on Florence. I hope between your adventures you will have time to come back. Awesome blog!

  15. sharingmyitaly

    04/22/2012 at 1:17 PM

    I am so glad you came back to my blog and enjoyed my last day in Florence . . . Thank you!!!

  16. Thailand Everyday

    06/09/2014 at 1:42 AM

    Hi Stourbridge Lion. Are you from Stourbridge UK?

    • Stourbridge Lion

      06/09/2014 at 7:19 AM

      Actually not, I’m from Colorado, USA. My “Stourbridge Lion” handle is in honor of the first Delaware and Hudson Railroad Steam engine and was also the first Steam engine to operate in North America. That engine was built in Stourbridge UK and shipped to the US in 1828


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