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Capital Reef Sunset Point

A Reef in the Desert

Another one of Utah’s “Mighty 5” parks is Capitol Reef, located in the center of the state, encompassing the former Mormon settlement of Fruita. As the name suggests, there was...
By Cat Sparks in News, Just for Fun, Personal, Travel

Cedar Breaks + Red Canyon

If you need a break from the heat in Bryce Canyon or Zion, head up into the mountains to Cedar Breaks National Monument. Standing at over 10,000 feet of elevation, the weather is drastically cooler...
By Cat Sparks in News, Just for Fun, Personal, Travel

Page, Arizona

High temperatures dashed our hopes of taking a tour at Glen Canyon Dam, but we explored the visitor center displays to learn about how the dam was built and operates. Lake Powell is not only...
By Cat Sparks in Personal, Travel

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 Sparks in Just for Fun, Personal, Travel
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 Sparks 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 Sparks 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 Sparks in News, Just for Fun, Personal, Travel
Del Rio Cactus in bloom

On the Border in Del Rio

Actually, this post starts in a little place called Crystal City, TX. We needed to have some mail forwarded to us, and we really wanted to enjoy electricity and unlimited water for a few days....
By Cat Sparks in Personal, Travel