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The Virgin River flows through the middle of Zion National Park.

Zion National Park

Of the famous “Mighty 5” within Utah, Zion National Park was the first park we chose to explore. We selected a scenic boondocking site along the Virgin River, just a few miles east of the...
By Cat in News, Personal, Destination, Travel

Hoover Dam

What can I say about our trip to Las Vegas? For starters, it was HOT, therefore we savored the wonderful invention of air conditioning, and also ate lots of yummy food. Carne asade fries?! Yes,...
By Cat in News, Personal, Travel
Joshua Tree National Park California

Desert and Oasis in California

Across the mountains we fled, from the scorching desert to cool, breezy weather in San Diego. On one side of the mountain range it was nearly 110ºF, and by the time we disembarked from our truck in...
By Cat in News, Just for Fun, Personal, Travel

A Year of Travel

A year ago we hugged our friends goodbye, loaded up 15 pieces of luggage into a taxi, and headed to the train station to begin our full-time traveling sabbatical . In some ways it seems like...
By Cat in News, Just for Fun, Travel
A saguaro cactus in arizona at sunset.

Cacti in Arizona

After a short but lovely visit with friends in Tuscon, where we were pampered with delicious home cooking and lovely conversations, we headed further south towards Organ Pipe National Monument....
By Cat in News, Just for Fun, Travel
white sands national monument new mexico

White Sands

White Sands National Monument is a place that needs to be experienced in real life–the sand is actually composed of tiny crystals, and it glitters in the sunlight! We also witnessed the most...
By Cat in News, Just for Fun, Personal, Travel
Marfa

Marfa Lights to Carlsbad Caverns

Marfa is a cool little town in the middle of nowhere West Texas. It’s become a hub for minimalism art, with several galleries and installations around town. It was an interesting juxtaposition,...
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Big Bend Pt. 2

A quick rundown of our 2 weeks in Big Bend: We hiked, met up with old friends, made new friends, hiked, soaked in hot springs inside a ruined spa alongside the Rio Grande, hiked, spotted lots of...
By Cat in News, Personal, Travel