Category Archives: Stories from Our Travels

31May/18
Crater Lake

Crater Lake National Park, Breathtakingly Beautiful!

  If Crater Lake National Park is not at the top of your list of places to visit then it should be; put this one on your bucket list! It is absolutely stunning! Pictures of this magnificent lake are amazing but don’t come close to doing it justice.   We didn’t really know what to expect prior to our Crater Lake arrival but we were simply blown away by the beautiful views that greeted us! YouRead More…

23May/18

Wow! 4 National Parks in ONE Month! California National Parks

California National Parks We’ve had a very busy May traveling north through central California. Along the way visiting Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Yosemite, Lassen Volcanic National Parks. Thank goodness for our National Park Pass it saves us so much and we can enjoy the parks any time of the year! Sequoia and Kings Canyon are in the same area and are managed as one park. Found here are the Giant Sequoias grow only on the westernRead More…

10May/18

Joshua Tree National Park, California

Joshua Tree National Park Located in southeastern California near Palm Springs. Joshua Tree National Park is named for the unique yucca-like Joshua Trees, native to the park. Joshua Trees are also found in areas of Arizona but the largest populations are located in the National Park where they have been protected since 1994. Part of the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park is the unique hot, dry desert setting blanketed with green, and very muchRead More…

01May/18

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

We’ve been pretty busy driving since we left Oklahoma on April 15th. We stopped at a pretty awesome City Park overnight in Abilene, TX before making our way to New Mexico to visit Carlsbad Caverns National Park for a week, then onto White Sands National Monument in Alamogordo, New Mexico! Last time we visited was in 1992 and were just as in awe of the sand dunes back then! We had never seen anything like it,Read More…

30Apr/18

Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe National Parks

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is in the Chihuahuan Desert of southern New Mexico. There are over 100 caves in the area. During our visit to Carlsbad Caverns, the elevator to the lowest point of the cavern was out of service requiring a 750 ft descent and equal climb back out. It takes about an hour and a half to descend through the natural entrance. This is an awesome but steep walk into the cavern whereRead More…

03Apr/18

The Beginning of Our Summer 2018 Travels

  The Beginning of Our Summer 2018 Travels It is an exciting time when leaving again after six months of not traveling. The weather was starting to get a little to warm in Southern Arizona so we started packing up in late March.  The second year of travel in our RV full-time and we’re so excited for this year’s adventures. We began our trip, Easter weekend, with a family visit before beginning our summer adventure.Read More…

18Mar/18

One Year RV Living Anniversary

Are We RV Nomads Now?? RV Nomad Lifestyle One year down and many more to go! New adventures, new changes, adjustments for all of us 2 cats, a Great Dane puppy, and 2 adults. We went from a 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with a pool, to less than 300 square feet, 1 bedroom and 1 bath with an ever-changing view as our backyard. Memories Being Made We wouldn’t change the last year for anything.Read More…

15Mar/18

Peralta Trail Hike Gold Canyon, Arizona

Our daughter Chelsea and her boyfriend Ian asked us to go hiking with them in Gold Canyon on  The Peralta Trail a couple weekends ago.  None of us are experienced hikers by any means but they hike way more than we do. This trail was both harder and longer than we realized going in. Living in Arizona for 21 years we have never been on any of the hiking trails, we were blown away at the beauty andRead More…

01Mar/18

Utah Bound! First Road Trip of 2018

Winter 2018 Our first road trip of 2018 was over the Presidents Day weekend, we decided to take a trip to Salt Lake City, Utah to see our daughter and son-in-law’s new house. I had furniture saved for her so we loaded it up and, with it being a 3 day weekend it was perfect to head north. We didn’t take the 5th wheel but instead pulled a trailer with the furniture for our daughter.Read More…