Finally Finding Our Way to Santa Fe, New Mexico

I was ecstatic to finally visit Santa Fe. As we drove into the city for the day, I rattled off all that authors, artists, and musicians who have visited or lived in Santa Fe and the amazing creative works that the area has inspired. I was so excited to walk the streets, immerse ourselves inContinue reading “Finally Finding Our Way to Santa Fe, New Mexico”

Driving the Million Dollar Highway, Colorado

The drive from Durango to Ouray is undoubtedly 1 of the most scenic drives we have been on. The 25 miles between Silverton and Ouray is known as the Million Dollar Highway, and it certainly offers million-dollar views. Built in the 1920s, this stretch of highway is an engineering feat in any era. While someContinue reading “Driving the Million Dollar Highway, Colorado”

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”

Our Drone Saga

For months, Bird has been terrified of drones. If we see one, she talks about it for days. If she thinks she hears one, she stops in her tracks. So, clearly, we have kept ours tucked far away lest she sees the case and gets scared. However, over the past week or so, she’s beenContinue reading “Our Drone Saga”

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”

Barely Getting a Glimpse at Grand Canyon National Park North Rim, Arizona

Even though the North Rim of the Grand Canyon was about 3 hours from Snow Canyon, we simply could not justify missing this National Park during our stay. Will and I had both visited when we were growing up, but we really wanted to take Bird. However, had we known what we were going toContinue reading “Barely Getting a Glimpse at Grand Canyon National Park North Rim, Arizona”

My Longest Solo Hike, 5 Miles through Snow Canyon State Park, Utah

With all the hiking I did in Snow Canyon, I feel like I finally found my confidence in who I am as a hiker. I have loved hiking for some time but was always hesitant to go out for any distance on my own. However, toward the end of our stay in Snow Canyon, thereContinue reading “My Longest Solo Hike, 5 Miles through Snow Canyon State Park, Utah”

Celebrating Our Anniversary at the Top of Cinder Cone Volcano, Snow Canyon State Park, Utah

Our 4th wedding anniversary happened to fall during the week when Will’s parents were visiting. They were ecstatic to spend time with Bird, so we managed an evening getaway to Las Vegas early in the week and another amazing hike on the morning of our anniversary to celebrate. Since we found ourselves hiking without theContinue reading “Celebrating Our Anniversary at the Top of Cinder Cone Volcano, Snow Canyon State Park, Utah”

A Quiet Hike to Johnson Canyon, Snow Canyon State Park, Utah

For the first time since Bird came into our lives, Will and I were able to go on a hike just the 2 of us when his parents came for a visit in Utah. Will had explored some of the trails in Snow Canyon, but he had not gotten out nearly as much as IContinue reading “A Quiet Hike to Johnson Canyon, Snow Canyon State Park, Utah”