Once we left Water Canyon and Very Large Array, we decided to spend time in a bigger city where we could find a truck, or at least leave our RV in a safe location while we went elsewhere to buy one. So, Albuquerque was our next stop! The drive there was pretty beautiful. We stayed… Continue reading Albuquerque, Amarillo, and a New Truck!
After staying in Alamogordo, New Mexico, we decided to go north and planned to stay at Water Canyon, a beautiful spot in the Cibola National Forest. The drive there wasn't bad, either. On our way, we stopped to see Valley of Fires, an area made up of lava flow from 5,000 years ago. The… Continue reading Forest Parking and When We Realized We Needed a Truck
After our beautiful hike in Lincoln National Forest, Rueben and I were driving back to Alamogordo and I realized the sunset was turning out to be gorgeous. Luckily were able to park at the perfect overlook to witness this amazing view. I wish I could find this overlook on the map, because it was perfect! I… Continue reading Another Incredible Sunset
When driving from Carlsbad Caverns to Alamogordo, NM, you drive through desert, then forest, then desert again, and then White Sands! I love trees, so I was really excited to go back to Lincoln National Forest and go for a hike. It did not disappoint! Mexican Canyon Trestle built in 1897 The views were spectacular!… Continue reading Hiking in Lincoln National Forest, NM
Driving from Whites City to Alamogordo, NM is really amazing. It's desert, then a national forest, then more desert, then white sand! I love seeing different topography while traveling. I geek out about what animals are common in the area, and what new plants I can spot. While in Alamogordo, we went to White Sands National… Continue reading White Sands National Park!
“If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I'll bet they'd live a lot differently.” - Bill Watterson "I think that's the galaxy..." Rueben and I were standing outside our first stop in New Mexico, looking at an amazing night sky. Yup, it was the galaxy! Neither one of us had ever seen it… Continue reading New Mexico, Stars, and This Thing Called Boondocking
We've been living the RV life for about five months now, which, wow! Honestly, it's so great. In the evenings we'll sit outside and look at the stars, and the galaxy(!), and say wow, we are lucky to be able to do this. To go where we want, when we want, still be able to… Continue reading RV Life and Del Rio’s Lake Amistad
2019 was an interesting year! We lived in San Antonio, hung out with friends and family, but didn't really take advantage of all that the city has to offer. While it was nice being in a beautiful apartment and getting settled in our jobs in San Antonio, we really missed traveling. We did take a… Continue reading What I’ve Been Up to Lately – It’s Exciting!
In fifth grade, I got to go to McDonald Observatory for a star party, which blew my mind. Not only did I get to buy freeze-dried ice cream and look through huge telescopes, a shooting star appeared at the same time that the tour guide was talking about them. We thought he somehow planned it!… Continue reading Change in Plans Leads to an Amazing Sunset
A few weeks ago Rueben and I went on a tour of Seminole Canyon, about 30 min from Del Rio in Comstock, TX. The state park boasts pictographs that date back 7,000 years! Due to the fact that they're under shelters that people lived in, the pictographs are still visible after all this time. "The Maker of… Continue reading Seminole Canyon