Amazing Splendor at Bryce Canyon

We found amazing splendor at Bryce Canyon National Park. As first time visitors, the cathedral of spires and rock formations were beyond our imagination. Bryce Canyon was the fourth of eight national parks we visited on our trip and it was unlike any of the other parks we had seen. The splendor was undeniable. Sizing […]

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Little Wild Horse Slot Canyon is Awesome

The Little Wild Horse Slot Canyon is one of our favorite places and we found it on a fluke. Traveling on Utah scenic byway 95W, we pulled into a service station for fuel and supplies in Hanksville. As it turned out, this stop changed the course of our day. Talking to locals, we learned we […]

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Peekaboo Trail at Canyonlands is Remarkable

Today, we are in the southern section of the Canyonlands National Park called the Needles. After studying the maps and reading descriptions of the hiking trails, we chose to hike Peekaboo Trail at Canyonlands. As it turned out, this is one of the best hikes in the park according to people we spoke to. The […]

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The Stellar Lake Michigan Coastal Get Away Tour

During the first week of September 2020, we traveled up the Lake Michigan eastern coast.  We had heard the coastline of Michigan was beautiful from friends and family but had never found our way there. As it turned out, this trip is one of our favorite adventures we have traveled in Alice. For good reason, […]

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Do You Like to Camp?

When visiting with others about our travels, we are sometimes asked, “Do you like to camp?” The question always throws us a bit because we don’t see ourselves as campers. We see ourselves as adventurers. Many folks who RV camp want to be in nature but they also want some of the conveniences of home. […]

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Five Reasons for Boondocking Off the Grid Now

The art of Boondocking off the grid is popular by many van and recreational vehicle (RV) owners. Simply put, the people who boondock are choosing to camp without electricity, water or sewer hookups. Although this method of RV camping has it’s challenges, it has many advantages too. One of the biggest advantages to boondocking is […]

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Our Attempted Hike To MT Yale Summit

We traveled to Buena Vista, Colorado and spent time in the San Isabel National Forest in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Area recently.  It was our first trip to this part of Colorado and we loved it.  While there, we learned it is called Collegiate Peaks area because many of the mountains over 14,000. Many of […]

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A Day at the Black Canyon of Gunnison

We discovered the Black Canyon of Gunnison on a whim. Our travel style when we are on the road is nomadic. For some reason, we prefer spending short periods of time in a place. We attempt to discover the “best” hikes or activities from the local residents in the area we visit. Also, we like […]

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Our Road Trip Meals in Alice

There is excitement in the air as we plan for an Alice (Sprinter Van) trip.  We look forward to exploring the country and making up our agenda one day at a time. One of the critical steps is planning our road trip meals. When we travel, Gail is our meal planner and Head Cook.  She […]

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100 Things We’ve Learned After 30-Years of Marriage

We have had the pleasure of being married for 30 years. In that time, we have learned many lessons about life and about each other. We put together a list that reflects what we have done to stay committed and to grow deeper in love over the past three decades. Our Top 100 List 1. […]

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A Day on the Sylamore Scenic Byway

When we left home late Friday afternoon, we knew we were headed to the Ozark National Forest.  Beyond that, we were going to decide the specifics of the trip while we were on the road. We ended up on the Sylamore Scenic Byway which starts at Calico Rock, Arkansas in the heart of the Ozark […]

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Alum Cave Bluff in The Great Smoky Mountains

Hiking to Alum Cave Bluff in the Smoky Mountains was an adventure, just like many of our hikes.  The beginning of this trail is flat and goes through and old hardwood forest. Following the Alum Cave Creek for about a mile, we bragged about how easy the trail was and how fast we were going […]

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The Stanley Mountain Trail

The Stanley Mountain trail head is located at the top of Berthoud Pass on Highway 40 in the Arapaho National Forest. After the first mile, we were hiking above timberline. What a great way to enjoy the amazing mountain views of the Continental Divide in both directions! The most difficult section of our hike was […]

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