Our Travels

Visiting César E. Chávez National Monument

Visiting César E. Chávez National Monument

When James and I pulled out the map picking our next stops, I noticed César E. Chávez National Monument right along our Central California driving route. It started a whole conversation about...
Bike Palooza!!! Sea Otter Classic 2019!

Bike Palooza!!! Sea Otter Classic 2019!

  Just wow. And times that by infinity!!!     We just wrapped up another Sea Otter Classic and my brain is still hopped up on Bike Stimulation Overload.     If you don’t...
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

  As National Monuments go, Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument is a standout.     Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument is a small, understated gem of a park just outside...
Wupatki National Monument: Incredible Ancient Ruins!

Wupatki National Monument: Incredible Ancient Ruins!

Fun fact! Arizona has 22 official National Parks units, and 13 of those are National Monuments. That’s a lot for one state, especially considering there are only 84 National Monuments total in...
Gunlock Reservoir Waterfalls: Rare Phenomenon Happening NOW!

Gunlock Reservoir Waterfalls: Rare Phenomenon Happening NOW!

Am I happy we stopped home in southern Utah for a few days OR WHAT!   James and I have been roadtripping-it-up since taking off in the new National Park Foundation Travato. But with the...
Tuzigoot National Monument and Our New Found Spontaneity

Tuzigoot National Monument and Our New Found Spontaneity

James and I are trying something a little out of our comfort zone… the whole “spontaneous” thing.  I’m sure you’ve heard us talk about our Binders of Fun; you know, those extra thick...
BNR Rally In The Bag!

BNR Rally In The Bag!

RV rallies. They’re such a weird thing. It’s like summer camp all over again. Only you get to sleep in the same tent with boys! James and I just rolled out of “BNR”, the rally I’ve been...
Rhyolite Ghost Town: Bucket List Check!

Rhyolite Ghost Town: Bucket List Check!

James is obsessed with old abandoned things. Me, I think they’re pretty cool, too, but James? When we come across a crumbling structure, an old abandoned road to nowhere, or anything deserted...
Volcano Tour Begins: Lassen Volcanic National Park

Volcano Tour Begins: Lassen Volcanic National Park

It feels like eons ago we left the Pomona RV show and started our fall road trip. We’re still on it, actually… a few weeks later. I’m coming at you from a past-its-heyday RV park in Yakima,...
Why Won’t the Dutch Be Quiet?  – and other cycling stories from France

Why Won’t the Dutch Be Quiet? – and other cycling stories from France

The Dutch are truly lovely people, but they really need to learn to be quiet when other cyclists (like yours truly) are suffering badly up climbs… So, I’m back from France.  I actually have been...