Sunday, September 6, 2009

Three states, two time zones

We spent all yesterday in the car, driving from Sedona, Arizona to
Cortez, New Mexico. On the way we stopped at several vista points,
and made an extended stop at Petrified Forest National Monument.

We expected a little drive-through park with a gift shop; we got a 28
mile drive with ten or fifteen stops.

So we were there about four hours.

And we still had 230 miles and two state lines to go. We could have
spent all day there.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Veiw from the Holy Cross Church


After a relaxing morning, an invigorating afternoon and a quiet
evening yesterday, we're about to leave the Phoenix metro for Sedona.

We woke up at the crack of 6:45, took a quick walk around the
campground before the sun came up. Now we just need to brush the sand
out of our bedsheets, pack up the awning and get
underway....eventually; checkout isn't till noon.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Architecture and food

A quiet morning yesterday, we got moving around 11, took Missy to a
dog park in Chandler, got her soaked down and ran her around a bit
before leaving her with a friendly couple who also owns a T@b trailer.

We got lunch at Joe's Farm Grill, which we discovered thanks to our
fascination with the Food Network's Diners Drive-Ins and Dives. (I
actually made a DDD spreadsheet to organize where Guy stopped the
first three seasons, so if we're in need of somewhere to eat I can
look it up: )

We also took a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West, the winter
villa of the famous architect. Apart from the heat, we had a fun time.

Missy enjoyed her day, and we ended the evening hanging out with Lori,
Cindy, Wiley, and Madison before coming back to basecamp to be
seranaded by coyotesong before bed.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Missy on her back seat

Missy, queen of the back seat. For some reason, long car trips make her pant like crazy: just imagine four to six hours like this, and you have a good idea of the past three days.

Passing Through

We considered a night in Palm Springs to break up the trip, but we
spent two weeks in Palm Springs just a few years ago. We decided
Arizona might be more interesting. So we're making a direct drive to
Phoenix, maybe another trip we'll pay a visit to the little oasis of
Palm Springs.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

Introducing Little Miss Daredevil.

She will join us for our 2 week road trip. Meeting new people and going places she has never been before! Keep your eyes open as we post pictures of us on our trip and see is you can find her in some of the pix with us. She will also be doing some adventures all on her own.. Like riding on our Dog Missy's back for starters :)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

New Curtains

We put up new curtains this afternoon. They will let some light in and allow for more privacy.

Upcoming 2 Week Road Trip to the SouthWest

We are planning to take a 2 week SouthWest road trip. This will be th longest trip in our T@B we have taken.

Keep an eye on our blog as we will try to update every other day or so.

If you happen to be in an area we will be hitting make sure to email us and maybe we can meet up.

Our trip will be Aug 29 - Sept 13

8/30: Disneyland

8/31 - 9/3: Pheonix Area

9/3 - 9/5: Sedona Area

9/5 - 9/7: Mesa Verde National Park & Four Corners

9/7 - 9/10: Grand Canyon National Park

9/10 - 9/11: Las Vegas Area

9/12: Mono Lake State Natural Reserve

9/13: Drive home tru Yosemite National Park

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

July Trip - Jackson Rancheria RV Park

So here we are again.. at the Jackson Rancheria RV Park. This weekend we are taking our nephew Jonathen to a week long United Methodist Church Kids Camp about 45 miles east of Jackson, CA. This was our first time with another body in the T@B. Together Missy & Jonathen took up more sleeping space then we did.

Sunday we took Jonathen to see the new Harry Potter movie before we drove him up to Camp that afternoon. The weather was in the low 100's hot but really nice at night for a late walk abround the RV park

We will return here MANY times for sure..

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

June Trip - Clear Lake State Park

This Months trip we headed north of the Napa valley and went to Clear Lake State Park.
We had one of the BEST spots in the Campground overlooking Soda Bay.

Sunday we took a kayak out on the lake for a bit. Yes, we even took Missy out on the lake. Sunday night we had some tasty BBQ Chicken.

Clear Lake State Park is a great out of the way state park.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Save Our State Parks

With most of California State Parks on the list tobe closed.. We need to stand up and Support our State Parks.....

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

April Trip - Mt Madonna County Park

This past weekend we headed to Mt. Madonna County Park between Gilroy, CA & Watsonville, CA.

We arrived Sat night and the place was packed lots of families camping here for Easter weekend. Sunday we hiked around the park and Nathans brother Jared and his wife Steph joined us and later that day Nathan & Jareds Grandmonther joined us for a BBQ Dinner.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

March Trip - Samuel P Taylor State Park

We spent the weekend at Samuel P Taylor State Park

We arrived at this so close to home location and the campground was such a nice ans small place. really great for Tents and Small RV's like our T@B. Sunday we drove to Point Reyes Station picked up some fruit, cheese and bead for lunch at Point Reyes National Seashore and took Missy for a walk out on the Beach,

What a wonderful place and so close to home! We will need to come back soon

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

February Trip - Jackson Rancheria RV Park

We spent the past weekend at the Jackson Rancheria RV Park.

This was our second time at this RV Park. This was a very mellow trip for us, we stayed close to the park. It rained most of the weekend and we loved being in the trailer watching movies and hearing the rain.

We went to the buffet at the Raging River Restaurant at the Casino.

sorry no pictures on this trip.