Category Archive: Road Trips

Mar
31

Jiggidy Jig

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Home again home again, jiggly jig. As always, it feels so good to be home. Sleeping in our own bed, a fully stocked kitchen, a flush toilet, a hot shower. These things we take for granted that are such incredible luxuries.  I am so grateful to be home. In our house we created, in a …

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Mar
23

Beautiful Utah

We had a hard time deciding which way we would go once we started to head North. We REALLY wanted to take the kids to the Red Wood Forests but the weather forecast for Northern California and Oregon called for extreme weather so mother nature made up our minds for us and we headed home …

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Mar
21

VW Love

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You know you have a love affair with your van when you take a road trip and come home with dozens of pictures of it in different places.  This post is a little bit silly but here is a snapshot of our road trip encased in Volkswagen love!

Mar
03

A Peek Inside Our Van

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I always love, love, love to read posts that share pictures inside traveller’s accommodation. It is with that thought in mind that I share a little peek inside our home on wheels.  I didn’t clean up before I took these pictures but we are all friends here right?  Besides, it is good to see the …

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Feb
27

Joshua Tree…Awesome and Annoying

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We (actually not WE…I take the blame on this one) made the mistake of heading to Joshua Tree National Park on the weekend.  I thought I was being smart when we decided to head there on a Thursday as we read the park camping fills up completely on the weekend.  My logic was if we …

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Feb
24

A Secret Hot Springs in the Desert

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Camped outside of the tiny town of Wikieup, Arizona, our mission was to explore the local mining area in search of yet more rocks.  What we didn’t expect was to find a hot springs all to ourselves! As with most of the adventures we have had on this American road trip, our knowledge of places …

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Feb
18

Ya-Ya-Ya-Yuma

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We were definitely the youngest people around when we camped at the LTVA (Long Term Visitor Area) at Imperial Damn near Yuma Arizona.  This is the place for retirees! Wowza!  So, so, so many people from the Northern States and Canada make their way down to Yuma to winter in the glorious warmth of Southern …

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Feb
14

Wild West At Castle Dome Museum

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Ever heard of Castle Dome City? Apparently it was quite the place back in the day with over 3000 inhabitants (more than Yuma at the time).  The business of the day was mining and a lot of hearty men and women made their fortunes in this city.

Feb
11

Castle Dome and Big Eye Mine

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An hour North of Yuma, Arizona lies the once bustling but now deserted area of Castle Dome.  We found another beautiful spot to camp under the towering rock formation from which Castle Dome takes its name.

Feb
08

Desert Camping in Quartzsite Arizona

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Quartzsite, Arizona is a weird little vortex of retirees camped out in the desert, endless swap meets, and oodles of rocks and fossils for sale.  The small town comes alive in the winter as it fills with people searching for a bit of sun and a cheap cost of living. We knew about Quartzsite from …

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