Trying to Catch The Wave in Kanab

April 14 – 19, 2019. It rained for almost a whole day while we were in Kanab, Utah. Usually, we might head on. One of the things we love about van travel is the ability to just easily move away from bad weather. But we were in Kanab for a purpose, so we stayed put …read more

The Valley of Fire

April 10 – April 12, 2019. We just bought a new National Park pass. For $80 we can visit any National Park in the country for no additional cost. Since the entry fee for many of the most popular parks can run up to $30 and we love visiting parks the value of this pass …read more

Searching for Aliens

April 8 – 9, 2019. I got this idea in my head last year to visit Area 51 – you know, the secret military installation in Nevada where they keep captured Aliens and do experiments on them. I was actually thinking about my friend Ellen when I came up with this idea – she writes …read more

Greetings from California

March 25 – April 7, 2019. Recently someone on one of my traveling Facebook groups asked the question, “How do you decide where to go?” She was just beginning her journey and felt a little overwhelmed by all the incredible destinations out there. I was feeling a bit of this when we got back from …read more

New Friends & Weird Stuff in the Desert

March 17 – 24, 2019. I know I have probably written more than once about making friends on the road – but meeting people when we travel is kind of an event and we just made some new friends so here I go again…As I may have said before, unlike sailing where you meet people …read more

The Dentist & A Parade

November 17 – 22, 2018. A friend recently told us that he’d rather have dental surgery than spend Thanksgiving with his family. In the spirit of letting other people live their lives vicariously through us, Greg did just that. Earlier this year, in February Greg, had visited the dentist in Los Algodones, México and we …read more

Plotting & Planning in Tucson

October 31 – November 28, 2018. In Tucson, we got into a bit of a routine. Up in the morning, turn on the propane heater if needed, fold up all the blankets and sheets, turn the bed back into a couch, dress, and drive up to a nearby park to use its bathrooms for our …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

Journey 8.0 Begins

October 22 – October 30, 2018. This fall we begin Journey 8.0, our eighth year (!!) of wandering and our third year traveling in Ballena Blanca. Just like our sailing years, each season as we have traveled across North America we have pushed our wandering further into unknown (to us) territory and have tried to …read more

A Field of Dreams

September 24 – 26, 2018. When we left off in our last post (about a month ago – so sorry I am catching up) we had just wrapped up a week of traveling and visiting friends and family – and were on our way to our ultimate destination, a van meet up, in Liberty Center, …read more