A Rainy Trip to the Beach, Fort Pickens, Florida

We were so excited to return to Fort Pickens after first visiting earlier in 2021. While it is very secluded and remote, it has beautiful beaches within a short walk of the campground. So, when Will was expecting a call one morning, Bird and I made plans to walk to the beach, even though thereContinue reading “A Rainy Trip to the Beach, Fort Pickens, Florida”

A Quiet Thanksgiving at Lake Whitney, Texas

When we pulled into Lake Whitney, we had not spent more than 1 week in any campground in 6 months (aside from our time in Snow Canyon). In fact, this was our 54th site in 6 months (that includes Snow Canyon!). Even with a month in Snow Canyon, that works out to only staying anContinue reading “A Quiet Thanksgiving at Lake Whitney, Texas”

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”

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”

Adventures at Thunder Junction All Abilities Park, St. George, Utah

Prior to arriving at Snow Canyon, I did a little research on the area, trying to find things for us to do. Thunder Junction All Abilities Park was near the top of every list I read. Bird has become quite the connoisseur of parks and playgrounds, so I made it a priority to check itContinue reading “Adventures at Thunder Junction All Abilities Park, St. George, Utah”

Exploring Snow Canyon State Park with a Toddler, Utah

Little Bird and I had the unique opportunity to really get to know and enjoy Snow Canyon State Park while Will completed his camp host duties. While many of the trails are too long or too difficult for a toddler, there were plenty of places where she could run and explore. On Will’s first dayContinue reading “Exploring Snow Canyon State Park with a Toddler, Utah”

A Sunrise Hike to the Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah

As we were planning and discussing our visit to Arches, the top thing both Will and I wanted to do was hike to Delicate Arch. However, we also knew that Arches is a very busy Park that closes the gate when a certain capacity is reached, and it can be hours before it reopens. EvenContinue reading “A Sunrise Hike to the Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah”

A Quick Visit to Canyonlands National Park, Utah

We knew going to any of the National Parks around Moab, Utah would be crazy on a Sunday, so we opted for what we hoped would be the less busy of them. While I am certain there were fewer people in Canyonlands than there were in Arches (which we heard reached capacity before 8 AM),Continue reading “A Quick Visit to Canyonlands National Park, Utah”