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Bryce Canyon National Park

I’m ashamed to admit it, but I hadn’t heard of Bryce Canyon until a couple of years ago. It was one of the first locations we saved when planning our road trip though. The views from the...
By Cat in Just for Fun, Personal, Travel
Grand Canyon North Rim

The North Rim

Two hours of driving, with a 3,000 ft elevation gain and a 20 degree temperature drop, brought us from our campsite near Kanab to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. I think we were...
By Cat in News, Just for Fun, 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
Apache Plume

Gila Cliff Dwellings

When we checked out the map and roads leading up to the cliff dwellings, we could see that it would NOT be a great idea to try to take our large camper up the steep, narrow, winding forest roads. The...
By Cat in News, Just for Fun, Personal, 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...
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big bend, highway 90, west texas, desert

When Your Truck Dies in the Desert (A.K.A. Big Bend Pt. 1)

Our moving day to Big Bend started off like most: A quick breakfast, securing belongings, and packing snacks. We officially hit the road just a bit after lunchtime. About an hour into the trip we...
By Cat in News, Just for Fun, Personal, Travel