Longest 20 Minutes of My Life | An Epipen Experience

Originally Posted August 14th, 2014  View original post and comments here.  Last night we experienced our worst parental fears in the life of an allergy kid.   I guess we knew it would happen eventually, we were just extremely proud of our 3 year track record of defending our little angel from the foods her body considers […]

Riding our Bikes along the Cape Cod Canal Bike Path

As long as you don’t say we are in Sandwich, MA you are fine.  (Jen hates that name for a town) Follow along with us as we get ready for and travel to the bike path along the Cape Cod Canal.  About 20 minutes from the Gateway to Cape Cod RV Resort, the path was […]

Have You Seen Martians? | Carlsbad Caverns National Park

We had to spend a few extra days at Big Bend National Park because there were incredibly high winds in our travel path.  (See the Big Bend Posts Here) When it was safe to leave we decided to go to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. The drive was about 5 hours in total, so we mapped our trip to […]

Our Terrifying First Boondocking Experience | Buckey Hills Arizona

Our first boondocking experience was anything but terrifying, now that we get to look back at it and smile.  In fact, it was a pleasant surprise despite our biggest fears, but we had to claw our way to that feeling of comfort, one cactus at a time.  When we set out to explore the US […]

Can you believe that Prada would not let us in!

Unbelievable that we drove all that way, down miles and miles of road without cell phone service for what seemed like hours… (wait it was – HOURS) just to arrive at the steps of Prada’s anchor store and be LOCKED OUT!  Don’t they know who we are!?!?! 

RVing in Columbus Texas Version 2.0

The day we drove into Columbus Texas we boondocked in a Walmart parking lot until our reservations began at Colorado River RV.  When we woke up, who would have thought you could witness the most amazing sunrise ever in a Walmart parking lot??   (The water in the foreground is a huge puddle in the parking […]

An Open Letter to Thousand Trails

Rving With Friends

To all who keep Thousand Trails running and the management at Palm Springs RV Resort,   I wanted to take a minute out to show my appreciation for the community you have been building here at Palm Springs RV Resort.    Last Sunday, (Super Bowl Sunday) two couples, and 7 families decided to put together […]

Is Balanced Rock (Big Bend National Park) worth the hike?

Our RV trip to Big Bend

This post is partially narrated by Leighton and Shayla as part of their homeschool, writing practice, typing practice, and spelling practice.   As the title suggests… We asked ourselves the same question when we first were looking for an easy late day hike in Big Bend National Park.  Is Balanced Rock worth the trip?  For […]

Boondocking Near Joshua Tree National Park

So after our  Yeah, you should fit.  The Cul De Sac of Hell.  experience (click the title to read that post), we were scrambling to find a new location to set up camp for the next few days.  All we had to do now was travel outside Joshua Tree National Park, to get some cell […]

Yeah, you should fit. The Cul De Sac of Hell. Joshua Tree National Park.

“Yeah you should fit” With those reassuring words from the rather confident park ranger, we gladly dished out our $80 for a National Park Annual Pass, and headed into the park.  (We just bought an annual pass knowing we would be seeing other parks) Prior to arriving at the north entrance of Joshua Tree National […]

Our 1st Boondocking Experience | 360 deg Photos | Dr Shayla

For the past year, I’ve been prepping myself with information on what it takes to sustain camping in an unplugged, self sufficient location.  Everyplace we’ve camped to this point has been at paid campgrounds with full facilities and hookups.   With Arizona’s plethora of free BLM land,  we knew we wanted to at least try boondocking […]

Mountains and White Sand | New Mexico

After our impromptu extended stay in Texas we hit the pavement bright and early towards Las Cruces, New Mexico.  A 543 Mile trip.  It was a double length trip since we opted to stay 2 days in a place we hadn’t planned.   Consider the long drive a “penalty” for fun and spontaneous behavior.  Thank you […]

The Alamo | Laundry Basket Rides | Deer

After our four day stay in Columbus, Texas; we headed directly west a couple of hours to Medina Lake, Texas.  Getting out and hitting the road bright and early has not been as easy as we were hoping for.   It seems that always on the days we want to get out early, there are […]