12
Jun

8 Things To Do in Albuquerque, New Mexico

About an hour south of Santa Fe, New Mexico’s capital, and due west of Cibola National Forest and the gorgeous Sandia Mountains lies Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico. But what comes to mind when one thinks of the city of Albuquerque? The initial thought may be, “how do I even say that?” but once pronunciation is determined, most

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31
May

Guadalupe Mountains National Park (21/59)

While in Southeastern New Mexico to visit Carlsbad Caverns National Park, we also visited nearby Guadalupe Mountains National Park. This is one of two national parks in Texas and is a fairly unique mountainous, desert park. (See our post on Carlsbad Caverns for more details about where we stayed and such). These two national parks are only about thirty minutes

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25
May

Carlsbad Caverns National Park (20/59)

Carlsbad Caverns was our twentieth national park on our journey to see all fifty-nine. We visited with our good friend Abigail, who was particularly excited because she is obsessed with caves. There are three US national parks whose main feature is a large cave, the other two being Mammoth Cave in Kentucky and Wind Cave in South Dakota. Carlsbad Caverns

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15
May

Witnessing White Sands National Monument

After our second stay in Phoenix, we were so ready to get out of Arizona and experience a new state. We booked it east to New Mexico, where we met our good friend Abigail for a three-day exploration of White Sands National Monument and the surrounding area of Southern New Mexico. Here, pristine white sands were formed into tall dunes

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18
Dec

It’s an RV Christmas – Decorating for the Holidays

I absolutely love all things related to Christmas. The twinkly lights, the bright-colored ribbons, the fresh pine trees, the beautifully-wrapped gifts, and so much more. I anxiously await the Christmas season all year long, waiting until I take the final bite of Thanksgiving dinner to declare that my favorite holiday has officially begun. In fact, I tend to consider the entire

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17
Dec

Reflections on our First Year of Nomadic Living

A couple days ago, we reached our three-hundred-sixty-fifth day of “road life.” Naturally, this has us in a state of reflection over the past year. While looking back, we realized that there have been some meaningful insights that have revealed themselves along the journey, and the following seven observations are just a few of the many things we have learned.

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7
Sep

Our Second Stay in Lone Pine, California

On our journey of full-time RVing, our first-ever boondocking location was in Lone Pine, California, in a federally-protected area known as the Alabama Hills. We originally planned to stay there for two weeks, but we were chased out by impending floods, caused by heavy rainfall and snowfall in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range. Our stay there only ended up being

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8
Jul

Death Valley National Park (2/59)

Our visit to Death Valley National Park began with a scenic drive up CA-127 through expansive, sweeping California desert scenery. We then connected with CA-190 near the border of Nevada to head west into the park towards Furnace Creek, one of the park’s main areas of population. We arrived at Sunset Campground sometime late morning, which was basically a spacious

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25
May

Experiencing Mojave National Preserve, California

To put it simply, our one-week stay in the Mojave National Preserve was my favorite week of our trip thus far. We left Barstow, CA on the morning of March 26th headed for a spot just within the preserve, called “Dharma Tower.” We had seen a couple of reviews for the location on Campendium, a website where we find most

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16
May

Los Angeles Part II: The Lowlights

During our second visit to the City of Angels for some repairs to our RV, we spent much of our time being tourists and seeing the sights. However, during the visit, we also dealt with some very trying circumstances. Being the optimists that we are, we did our best to take these situations in stride and to learn what lessons

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