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”

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”

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”

5 Years of Marriage, a Lifetime of Memories

I knew early on in our relationship that I’d found my travel partner in Will. Our first Christmas together, I bought him (a map guy) a map of the US that we could scratch off each state as we visited together, with a goal of seeing all 50 states together. Never did I imagine thatContinue reading “5 Years of Marriage, a Lifetime of Memories”

Doing the Best We Know, Hiking the Amadahy Trail, Carter’s Lake, Georgia

We had Bird out of the pack doing some hiking when we finally got to a point on the Amadahy Trail where we could safely get down to the lake. The trail down was steep and slick with leaves, but we made it down with no issues. On the way back up, Bird was feelingContinue reading “Doing the Best We Know, Hiking the Amadahy Trail, Carter’s Lake, Georgia”

Giving Ourselves Grace and Breathing, Georgia

For us, camp hosting is a unique time in our adventure when we are stationary for a big chunk of time. This 3-month stay in north Georgia far surpasses any length of time we have stayed in one place since we began this adventure. It also means we are stationary long enough for family toContinue reading “Giving Ourselves Grace and Breathing, Georgia”

Imagining Life in the Cliff Dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Visiting Durango has been high on our list since we started our adventure, so we were excited to finally make it there after we left Snow Canyon. We knew it would be absolutely beautiful and that there would be so much to explore, but we also had the opportunity to visit my cousin, which wasContinue reading “Imagining Life in the Cliff Dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado”

Boondocking Our Way Across the Desert, Utah and Arizona

When we reluctantly said our goodbyes to Snow Canyon (and our month of full hookups), we pointed the truck east for 2 nights of boondocking on our way to Durango, Colorado. While we spent much of each day driving in Arizona, both nights on the road took us back over the border into Utah. EvenContinue reading “Boondocking Our Way Across the Desert, Utah and Arizona”

Exploring a Slot Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah

Zion was a must-visit during our time in Utah. We knew that to see the heart of the park, visitors are required to ride a shuttle, yet we knew that seeing just a part of the park would be worth it. When Will’s parents were in town, they visited the park, so we had veryContinue reading “Exploring a Slot Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah”