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Triassic Park: Petrified Forest

Triassic Park: Petrified Forest

April 5, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

We recently toured Petrified Forest National Park, one of the world’s largest and most vibrantly colored assemblies of petrified wood, historic structures, and archeological sites. The experience exceeded our expectations. The park is actually composed of two sections: the north section is a colorful badlands called the Painted Desert, and the southern section contains most […]

Luling: Texas Black Gold

Luling: Texas Black Gold

March 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Barbecue sauce isn’t the only valuable liquid flowing in Luling. The town is dotted with oil pumps that still move the Texas black gold from the ground. Once known as “the toughest town in Texas”, Luling was established in 1874 as the far western stop of the Sunset Branch of the Southern Pacific Railroad. The […]

Valley of Fire State Park: Simply WOW!

Valley of Fire State Park: Simply WOW!

February 12, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

The lights! The glitz! The shine! From the bizarre to the beautiful, Las Vegas has it all: New York, NY, The Venetian, Caesars Palace, and Paris—and the Bellagio water fountain show. When the neon of Vegas becomes too much, head out to Valley of Fire, Nevada’s first state park, so designated in 1935. With its […]

Stepping IntoThe Past

Stepping IntoThe Past

November 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

La Hacienda de los Martinez is one of the few Northern New Mexican style late Spanish Colonial “great houses” remaining in the southwest.  It was mentioned in a recent post as the location of the annual Old Taos Trade Fair, but even if you are unable to attend the last weekend in September, the Hacienda […]

Learning history while rving

Learning history while rving

July 30, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Do you take the time to learn more about the history of the area you are in when you are traveling with your family? We try as much as we can. But right under our nose – at the campsite where we are parked – there was some history to discover. Actually, I knew about […]

Learning more about Canada at the Museum of Civilization

Learning more about Canada at the Museum of Civilization

July 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

As part of our recent visit to the Museum of Civilization, we have also explored part of the historical and cultural exhibition on the First Peoples Hall.   The museum highlights various parts of the history of Canada and it’s always nice to go see artifacts up close and personal while visiting. The First Peoples Hall […]

National Parks without the Crowds

National Parks without the Crowds

July 12, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

RVers love national parks. From snow-capped glacial peaks to meandering coastal shorelines and from white sand deserts to steep gorges and canyons, some of America’s most awe-inspiring natural attractions are found within its extensive national park system. Most people know about the popular and most-visited parks including Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Great Smoky Mountains, and […]

The Truth Is Here: A Great Place to Crash as UFO Festival Invades Roswell

The Truth Is Here: A Great Place to Crash as UFO Festival Invades Roswell

July 2, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

“…In early July 1947, a mysterious object crashed on a ranch 30 miles north of Roswell” As the story goes, sixty-six years ago, a rancher named W.W. Mack Brazel checked his sheep after a thunderstorm and found debris made of a strange metal scattered in many directions. He noticed a shallow trench several hundred feet […]

Inscription Rock: El Morro National Monument

Inscription Rock: El Morro National Monument

June 13, 2013 by · 2 Comments 

“Paso por aqui, el adelantado Don Juan de Oñate, del descubrimiento de la mar del sur a 16 de Abril de 1605.” Translated, the inscription proclaims: “Passed by here, the expedition leader Don Juan de Oñate, from the discovery of the Sea of the South the 16th of April of 1605.” While Oñate’s inscription is […]

Texas RV Travel Bucket List

Texas RV Travel Bucket List

March 3, 2013 by · 3 Comments 

Texas is big, beautiful, and diverse. So much has been said about Texas—its sunny seacoast to mile-high mountains, dense forests to cactus-studded desert, great cities to small villages and towns, rich and diverse history, and the hallowed Shrine that represents her birthplace. With 267,000 square miles of amazing opportunities and unforgettable destinations, an RV visit to Texas […]

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