Our day in Moab: 24 hours, 15,000 steps, & 100+ temps

We had planned to spend five days in the Moab area but ended up leaving after 24 hours. Please don’t take it personal, Moab. It wasn’t you; it was the weather. The hot, hot weather. But we’ll be back. Promise. Read more

Arches National Park

After Bryce Canyon we headed to Arches National Park. I love driving through Utah. The drive to Arches along I-70 was nothing short of spectacular. I find being on the open road so incredibly peaceful. I don’t know that I always enjoyed being in the car but I have come to love it. Read more

Bryce Canyon National Park

Well, summer vacation has come and gone. I’m always so excited for this time of year but it goes by too quickly. We still have months of camping left but our annual summer road trip is officially in the books. Read more

A Glorious Weekend at Lost Dutchman State Park

We spent a glorious weekend at Lost Dutchman State Park in Arizona.  The weather was beautiful, the wildflowers were in bloom, and everyone had a blast.  It was actually almost too hot.  We decided this was our last desert camping trip until the fall.  Up to the mountains we go for the rest of the summer!
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Catalina State Park

In preparation for our summer vacation we are trying to take the popup out once a month so that we have it all figured out before we hit the road in it this summer. We are also trying to visit places we have never been so that we can take advantage of all the great places our state has to offer. For this trip we visited Catalina State Park, which is just north of Tucson, Arizona.
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Grand Canyon National Park

We have made several quick trips to the south rim of the Grand Canyon in recent years but have not hiked into the canyon.  We hope to do that in the future.
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24 Hours in Dragoon, AZ

Last month we finally broke down and bought a popup camper.  I have no idea why we waited this long. Read more

Fall Break in Zion National Park

Last year our school district changed up the schedule and we now have a week off in October.  I have come to love this break because it’s a great time to get out of town and explore someplace a little cooler.  It’s still hot in southern Arizona in October and I am so ready for fall by this point.  The desert does not start to cool down until after Halloween.  It’s almost like clockwork. It’s hot on Halloween and November 1st starts the cool down. Read more

Field Trip to Saguaro National Park

One benefit of living close to a national park is that the likelihood of your children taking a field trip to the park is high. Both my kids have visited Saguaro National Park with their classes and I was fortunate to attend as a chaperone both times. School field trips are some of my favorite days each year. Read more

Chiricahua National Monument

If you have been following me for any length of time you may have noticed that we enjoy getting in the car and seeing where the road takes us. Read more