A Bird’s Eye View

At 277 miles long, 10 miles across and 1 mile deep, the Grand Canyon is vast. And while we knew there was no way to see all of it during our stay, we thought a helicopter tour was a pretty good way to get an overview of the vistas, valleys, […]

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Bearizona!

We spent the night in the Kaibab National Forest and then made a spontaneous stop en route to the Grand Canyon at Bearizona Wildlife Park. This park is a place of ooohs and ahhhs where one can get up close and personal with some of the wildest animals God created. A jaguar, wolves, and […]

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Treasured Time in Tucson

From White Sands, it was about a 5 hour straight shot across I-10 to get to Tucson, Arizona. While Tucson has natural beauty and is an RV snowbird mecca, we came here to visit Matt’s longtime friend Ian from high school. For about the next week, we made the KOA our home […]

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A Big Big Sandbox

WOW! That’s what the G’s said when we pulled into the gypsum dunes of White Sands National Monument. And the next two days were full of all kinds of sand-filled fun – sledding, sliding, climbing, jumping, rolling, trucking, shoveling, raking, popsicling and more.  It seemed to be the perfect time of […]

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A Big Cavern For Little Kids

It was a windy and winding haul from our one night stop at Davis Mountain State Park on the route north to Carlsbad, NM. Though gusts upward of 30 mph made driving slower and arduous, we finally pulled into Carlsbad RV Park to secure the last spot they had available […]

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Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park is well deserving of the b-i-g in its name. At over 800,000 acres (easily holding the entire state of Maryland), we could have spent weeks exploring it. In our few days there, we were constantly awe struck and enjoyed: Exploring the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive Hiking […]

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A Rowboat to Mexico

Boquillas – A tiny Mexican village of about 150 people on the banks of the Rio Grande and accessible via the Big Bend National Park US Port of Entry.  It’s likely one of the most unique crossings into another country as you walk down a short dirt path from a […]

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Big Bend Ranch, the lesser known park

While planning for our trip to Big Bend National Park, we discovered Big Bend Ranch State Park, a huge expanse of land that’s still a working cattle ranch. It boasts one the five most scenic drives in America and some amazing dispersed camping (remote camping with no services). After checking […]

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Marfa and Alpine, Gateways to Big Bend

No trip to Big Bend National Park would be complete without pitstops into the quirky and quaint small desert towns of Marfa and Alpine. Our brief stay at the Lost Alaskan RV Park in Alpine was a great base for exploring both. Nearly everything in Marfa is closed during the week, so […]

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