From Virginia to Maryland

October 28 – November 1, 2019. In my last post about the Carolinas, I wrote about my idea to head north along the east coast during the fall ultimately arriving in Pennsylvania where we would visit with relatives. It was a great plan until we started having van problems (I think I’ve alluded to this …read more

North Through the Carolinas

October 11 – 18, 2019. This fall, instead of our usual trek out west I decided I wanted to do something completely different. In October when most travelers are heading south to the toasty climates of Florida and Arizona, I thought we’d travel north. That’s kind of different, right? The weather would still be good …read more

New Mexico Part 2

May 3 – May 13, 2019 – (This post is from our travels this past May). Our last travel post covered the beginning of our time in New Mexico, with visits to Earthships, the Rio Grande Gorge. Santa Fe, and Los Alamos. In this post, we visit Albuquerque, El Malpaís, Fort Stanton, and Roswell. Albuquerque …read more

New Mexico Part 1

April 29 – May 2, 2019 (note the dates – this is a catching up blog from last spring). I had been wanting to get back to New Mexico for some time. Although we have actually made many stops in the state, it has always seemed like we were just passing through to get to …read more

Ancestral Pueblos

April 24, 27, 28, & May 1, 2019. Last spring we visited Mesa Verde National Park, and Bandelier and Navajo National Monuments. These sites contain prehistoric dwellings of the ancestral Pueblo peoples. I’m combining the three sites into one post. The desert area surrounding Four Corners, where Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona meet, is …read more

Kayaking in Glen Canyon

Just a note for those who follow along regularly. I got behind. Like way behind. When we last left off it was April and Greg and I were trying to win the Wave lottery and exploring Kanab. We are currently back in Cabbagetown for the summer and just finished our first month of house sitting. …read more

Carlsbad Caverns

October 28 – 29, 2018. “We know exactly how old these are”, said the ranger as we went through the entrance into the King’s Palace in Carlsbad Caverns. “This entrance was blown open using dynamite in 1932. These stalactites started growing then.” He pointed to the ceiling of the entrance, where small stone nipples, none …read more

Friends, Family, Shenadoah NP, & Avoiding Flo

So here is a little thing we do sometimes – we tell a different story in the picture captions than we do in the body of the blog. This is exactly what we are doing with the blog post you are reading right now. The body of the blog is about the journey and our …read more

Canyonlands

April 15 – April 16, 2018. Sometimes you just have to see it for yourself. In the 1950s the Department of the Interior was petitioned to protect the canyonlands. The effort didn’t gain much traction, though, until Interior Secretary Udall flew over the area in 1961. Luckily, it was during the day and he could …read more

Sequoia National Park

April 11, 2018. At Sequoia National Park’s visitor center we learned that snow was expected at the higher elevations. Tire chains would be required if we camped above 4,000 feet. So we reserved a site at Potwisha campground (1,700 feet), and drove uphill to see as many big trees as we could in one day. …read more