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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 Sparks 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 Sparks 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,...
By Cat Sparks in News, Personal, Travel

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 Sparks in News, Personal, Travel
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 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
Padre Island National Seashore Sunset

Padre Island National Seashore

Originally South Padre was in our sights. After thinking about how much further down south it is, and how we’d have to drive all that way back up again to head to Big Bend, we decided that North...
By Cat Sparks in Just for Fun, Personal, Travel
Fish at the San Antonio Zoo

Welcomed Back to San Antonio

San Antonio is one of my favorite places in the USA. It’s special because my sweet boy was born here, I made several lifelong friends here, and had the opportunity to work under some amazing...
By Cat Sparks in News, Personal