Postcards from Colorado

We just returned home from an EPIC spring break trip to Keystone with the kids.  It wasn’t my first time there, but going with the kids gave me a view through their eyes, so everything felt so fresh.  That beginner’s mindset has to be my favorite thing about traveling. We spent a lot of timeContinue reading “Postcards from Colorado”

Dallas Blooms

One of the best things about moving home to Dallas is being able to take my girls to some of the places that I loved growing up.  The Dallas Arboretum has been on the to do list for the last couple of months since the Dallas Blooms festival started in February.  I am happy toContinue reading “Dallas Blooms”

Rafting the Rio Grande

When we were planning our trip to Big Bend, I found a lot of outfitters in the area that led guided floats down the Rio Grande, for a pretty hefty fee.  We have a raft, so we decided to take it along and give it a go ourselves.   We did have a couple of logisticalContinue reading “Rafting the Rio Grande”

Big Bend’s Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive

Day two of our trip we woke up refreshed and ready for a big day of exploration.  Big Bend is a huge expanse of majestic mountains and desert landscapes.  I think I could spend a couple of weeks exploring the park, and still just scratch the surface.  We only had a few days to seeContinue reading “Big Bend’s Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive”

Big Bend’s Boquillas Canyon

Hi Y’all! Please excuse the radio silence last week.  We were camping out in the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert at Big Bend National park and completely hands free, no cellphone reception and no internet, just pure bliss! After what seemed like the longest car ride ever we finally arrived at the park on aContinue reading “Big Bend’s Boquillas Canyon”

Monument Valley and Mesa Verde

We are finally home in Texas, and looking forward to spending the holidays with our family.  Before heading home from Moab, we had to make a visit to Monument Valley, and then to Mesa Verde.  It seems like every stop we made there was another place to see so near by that it would be a shame toContinue reading “Monument Valley and Mesa Verde”

Canyonlands National Park

I still remember the breathless feeling I had when I first stepped out onto the north rim of the Grand Canyon over ten years ago.  The awe at first sight from the Island in the Sky entrance at Canyonlands is comparable to that.  Stepping out onto the rocks, you can see canyons all around for miles, and I felt likeContinue reading “Canyonlands National Park”

Colorful Colorado and the Colorado National Monument

After a couple of days straight of just driving, we entered Colorful Colorado.  We drove through more valleys surrounded by mountains.  We also saw another cattle drive on the highway.  As we drove further west we were surrounded by the red rock canyons that run along the Colorado River.  When we finally made it to Grand JunctionContinue reading “Colorful Colorado and the Colorado National Monument”