Moab-ulous Adventure!

Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are spectacular during the shoulder season, and Moab is the perfect place to stay for day trips to both. The crowds aren’t overwhelming at all during early November, though the wind can be a cold. We had only four days to explore, so we packed plenty …

Mesa Verde in a hurry!

The frigid bite of approaching winter didn’t stop our Mesa Verde adventure, though we sure ran through in a hurry before we continued our southbound migration with another quick stop at Natural Bridges. Wrapped in layers, we played like stereotypical tourists. We parked the car as close as we could …

Volcanic Odyssey: First stop Lassen

A long-awaited visit to Alicia‚Äôs hometown in northeastern California quickly spurred us on a volcanic odyssey. The town, actually several small towns, are collectively known as Indian Valley, which sits nestled in a beautiful mountain meadow where the Sierra Nevadas meet the actively volcanic Cascades. Our sulfurous adventures began nearby …