Magical Bryce Canyon

Of all the National Parks we’ve been to so far, Bryce Canyon has had the biggest impact on me in terms of expectations vs. reality. I was familiar with photos of the red cliffs and unique rock formations, but honestly after being so impressed with Grand Canyon and Zion Canyon – all part of the same…

Bagpipes and Ziplines and Red Rocks

March 23 – We arrived at Bryce Canyon National Park yesterday, and I’m so blown away by it that it’s hard to focus on where we were before. We’re having some exciting weather here – thunder and lightning, hail and snow – with a couple of lulls to get to see the canyon (which isn’t…

Out of California and Back on the Road

  I’ll be posting more frequently with updates and photos now that we are on the move again. (I’ll note that since the last post was Part I about Cabot’s Pueblo, I’ll be back for one final entry about my new favorite person and place once I get photos uploaded from the camera.) After a…

Cabot’s Pueblo Museum – Part I

In the last blog post I shared a couple pictures of Cabot’s Pueblo Museum in Desert Hot Springs, an incredible place that happened to be just 10 minutes away from our RV park. I’m kind of obsessed, and went back more than once to take the excellent guided tour, and a lot of photos. The…

Desert Living

  We’ve had an unusually social few weeks in San Diego and Palm Springs, with family and friends in town from the East Coast and local friends visiting the area. It’s been wonderful to spend time with everyone, and good for all of us to have so much social interaction. Especially for Chris and me….

San Diego Has a Beach?

  Jan 27 – We’ve been staying in San Diego County since January 1st but hadn’t been into the city yet. I had to tell Rita and Charlie that San Diego is on the ocean, and we will get to go to the beach! The main reason we’ve been holding off is to wait until…

Falling in Love with an Unlikely Place

Just a few weeks into our full time travel adventures, before starting this blog, we found ourselves in the town of Likely in the northeastern most county of California. It felt like we were in the middle of nowhere, and it was wonderful. Read about our experience and see more photos of this underexplored corner of…

The Joys of Reading

January 11, 2017 – I had to leave behind daily hot pool soaks to get motivated to write my next post. We’ve enjoyed the relaxed pace of staying put for a month at a time, first in Desert Hot Springs and now at Santee Lakes outside San Diego. The campground is part of a state…

Exploring Family History

  December 14 – We are settled in Desert Hot Springs, CA for one month (with a little side trip to Santa Cruz). After traveling around so much since August, never spending more than a week at a place, more often 3 or 4 days, it feels good to stay put for a little while….

Going to the Dentist in Mexico

We’ve ended up spending over a week in Yuma, AZ, which didn’t seem likely when we were calling around to make a reservation. This is a major snowbird destination, and most RV parks only allow ages 55 and over. Plus, many places have dog breed restrictions, with pit bulls at the top of the list….

Grand Canyon

  Nov 13, 2016 – We have seen a lot since the last post: family and friends during a super quick visit back to LA for Halloween, a good portion of desolate and beautiful old Route 66 between Needles CA and Williams AZ, and petroglyphs on a hike outside of Williams. I had to scroll…

Back Where it Began

  October 28 – We’re back at Flying Flags RV Resort in California’s Santa Ynez Valley, the first RV park we stayed at when we started this adventure in August.   It feels good to be at a familiar place, and get to enjoy the great pool and playground and dog park (and laundry room!)…