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 balloon which … Continue reading Hot Air Balloons: A Dream Come True!
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 for Jeff … Continue reading Kids’ 1st Real Camping Trip
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 day. Jeff … 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
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
May marked our one year of living fulltime in the RV. ONE YEAR! Our one year nomadiversary! And we're all alive! We have had ups and downs. We have had trials and triumphs, ah-ha moments and lots of fun. It hasn't been easy the whole way. For instance, our Internet often sucks, hence why it's … Continue reading Happy 1 year Nomadiversary!
We returned home to AZ for a couple months. Home is now a relative term, considering home is wherever we park. But we claim AZ and will always return. In my opinion, the winter and spring are really the best time to be there. Coming from all the cold, it was refreshing to be in … Continue reading Home Sweet Home–back in AZ pt 1
Texas welcomed us with open arms. We crossed the state line at night and stayed at a roadside rest stop/welcome center. We woke to find that the visitor center had lots of great info, maps and a boardwalk with interpretive exhibits through the Blue Elbow Swamp! It felt like we were at an attraction, not a rest stop. … Continue reading The Road that Keeps Going and Going–Texas