Summer 2017 Have you heard of Cedar Breaks National Monument in Utah? Yeah....us neither. Until we were near Bryce Canyon NP and someone told us it was a MUST to visit! With its high elevation at over 10,000 ft and its short season, late May to October, it's no wonder that it's not as frequented … Continue reading Cedar Breaks and Wildflowers Galore
June 2017 I was working for the Dixie National Forest in Utah; volunteering at the Red Canyon Visitor Center mere miles from Bryce Canyon National Park. I overheard something about a hot air balloon festival. WHAT?! A hot air balloon festival in tiny town Panguitch, Utah? Then I learned that there was a Smokey Bear … Continue reading Hot Air Balloons: A Dream Come True!
June 2017 We used to throw up the tent in the living room of our house and let the kids play and/or sleep in it. They loved it. And then once we put the tent up in the backyard. But we learned the tent was too small for all of us and what once worked … Continue reading Kids’ 1st Real Camping Trip
Summer 2017 To say we are grateful to have spent months just a few miles from the entrance to Bryce Canyon NP would be an understatement. It was fantastic to go to the park as often as we wanted. If it was too crowded, we left. We weren't rushed to SEE IT ALL in a … Continue reading Multiple Visits to Bryce Canyon NP
We are often asked what our favorite place has been that we've traveled to while RVing. While that is impossible to answer as so many places have touched us in many ways, some more than others, each place with its own unique charm, scenery and newness; southern Utah pulled us in with unexpected force! We … Continue reading 15 Places to Visit Near Bryce Canyon
We haven't had a new blog post in what seems forever. When we first started this blog we did it with the intention of documenting our travels for family that is not on social media, for the kids to look back on and read about our journeys in detail, and as a place to keep … Continue reading Where Have We Been?!
Lake Powell. I have only zipped past it before, never stopping and taking in the vastness or beauty of the surrounding area. We wanted a place to stay en route to our destination near Bryce Canyon NP. We love to boondock/dry camp/free camp...whatever you want to call it. It normally involves quiet, wide open spaces, … Continue reading The Time the Dog Took a Piggyback Ride: Lake Powell
No trip of ours to SoCal will be complete without a stop at Joshua Tree National Park. And a quick stop at the dinosaurs on I10. They're huge. Just one of those roadside attractions you've got to check out because they're too cool to zip past. They're free to see and you can even climb inside 1 … Continue reading Joshua Tree–Rocks and Rocks
We took a trip out to visit my oldest BFF and her family in Huntington Beach, California. You know what's nearby? Disneyland! The kids didn't even know that there was such a place. But they know Disney. They know the movies and the characters and the songs. So we knew they would be amazed once … Continue reading The Land of Disney & friends
We left Tucson and headed for my mom's in Mesa. Aside from a small trip back down to Tucson, we stuck around her place for a while. We visited family and friends and just relaxed. We were able to go to the Arizona Science Center, for free, using the Mesa Public Library's Culture Pass. It … Continue reading Back in AZ–Part 2