Delta County Loves a Parade, Colorado

When I think back to our summer at Crawford State Park, it is almost perfectly separated into fourths: the move to our “permanent spot” and then the time after Pioneer Days, the time after Cherry Days/Fourth of July, and the time after the Delta County Fair. We arrived in Crawford in late May, just inContinue reading “Delta County Loves a Parade, Colorado”

Fields of Colorado Wildflowers

Being in the mountains of Colorado in the late spring and early summer was a gift that just kept on giving in the form of wildflowers. We took several drives higher into the mountains, or into other mountains, just to find as many varieties as we could. One of my many projects to tackle whenContinue reading “Fields of Colorado Wildflowers”

Overnight Trip to Atlanta

I had never bought a vehicle without seeing it, test driving it, and in general fretting about the details until we bought our first GMC Sierra AT4 in Atlanta. Yes, you read that right: the first one we bought. We actually did get to test drive the second one we bought in Pittsburgh, but IContinue reading “Overnight Trip to Atlanta”

Visiting the Busier Side of Black Canyon of the Gunnison: the South Rim, Colorado

Even though we could see the South Rim every time we visited the North Rim of the Black Canyon, it was a bit of a trek to actually get there. However, given that the only visitor’s center and gift shop were at the South Rim, we ventured over twice: once as a family on aContinue reading “Visiting the Busier Side of Black Canyon of the Gunnison: the South Rim, Colorado”

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, North Rim, Colorado

For me, the saving grace of our time in Colorado was that we were 30 minutes from the North Rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. A lot of our expectations for the summer were met with the reality that Will’s job was much more time- and labor-intensive than we had expectedContinue reading “Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, North Rim, Colorado”

Date Nights in Bedford, PA

In the month we were in Pennsylvania, Will and I ended up having two date nights in Bedford, Pennsylvania. First, we went to pick up the fifth wheel, and then a few weeks later, we returned to have the hitch installed in the truck. Luckily, we found an amazing restaurant on our first trip, soContinue reading “Date Nights in Bedford, PA”

Introducing Beulah: Our Fifth Wheel

Early in 2022, Will and I came to two very important realizations: 1) we are not ready to end this adventure, and 2) Cate was just not cutting it anymore. Obviously, we made the travel trailer work for well over a year and a half, but with Bird continuing to grow, our goals to beContinue reading “Introducing Beulah: Our Fifth Wheel”

48th State!

On our way out to Colorado, we had a mission: visit the final 4 states in the lower 48. Somehow, we had managed to skirt around Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri, and we knew we could make it happen. We had originally hoped to reach our 48th state on or just before Bird’s 3rd birthday,Continue reading “48th State!”

A Weekend Adventure to Celebrate Will

Sure, we’ve been on the road for 2 years, but somehow a weekend of hotel stays felt more like roughing it than any night we’ve ever spent in an RV. Suddenly, it was possible to forget a toothbrush or beloved baby doll. We were taking the truck and leaving our home behind. For Will’s birthday,Continue reading “A Weekend Adventure to Celebrate Will”

Cooling Down in Grand Junction

Of the handful of times we visited Grand Junction over the summer, I think we had one visit where the temperature was under 100°F. Needless to say, after our first naïve trip where the planned entertainment was visiting a park, we had to get creative to find some indoor alternatives. While the park was absolutelyContinue reading “Cooling Down in Grand Junction”