Austin Texas

Leaving New Mexico & Entering Texas

After fours days of balloons and socializing we exchanged the excitement of the Balloon Fiesta for the peace and quiet of Bottomless Lakes State Park. Last spring we spent a week at this small, well-kept campground on the edge of large sink hole called Lea Lake. … Continued

Balloon Fiesta

Balloon Fiesta – Part 2

In case you missed part 1, here’s the link to our post about the first two days at the Fiesta: Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta – Part 1 Sunday started off much the same as Saturday, except due to some cleaver maneuvering of … Continued

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta – Part 1

If you’ve never been to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, this is definitely one to put on the bucket list! Words and photos can only go so far in conveying just how awesome this event is. To truly experience the balloon magic … Continued


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Santa Fe Skies RV Park

Back at the Santa Fe Skies RV Park

This week we’re back at the Santa Fe Skies RV Park. We stayed here last spring and liked it enough to return for our pre-Balloon Fiesta location. The fiesta is actually in Albuquerque, but we liked Santa Fe a lot more … Continued


Los Alamos, New Mexico

We’re back in New Mexico! You might think that after spending three and half months here last spring we would have had enough. Or you might think that we would want to explore some new states and expand our horizons. While you’re right … Continued

14 week Colorado

14 Weeks in Colorado

After a glorious 14 weeks, this past Sunday we reluctantly said good bye to Colorado. This was our second summer spending a significant amount of time in Colorado, and there is no doubt that we will be back. There’s just … Continued

Great Sand Dunes

This Week in an Instagram / Sep 14-20

Tim hiking the dunes/ Home for the week with a dune view/ Sand dunes, mountains & a stream/ Early morning light creeping over the dunes/ A back window dune reflection/ Storm rolling in/ Evening dune glow from under the awning/ … Continued

Pinyon Pines Campground

Piñon Flats Campground

The Piñon Flats Campground at the Great Sand Dunes might just be the nicest national park campground we’ve ever stayed at. The sites are well spaced, the views are incredible, and the location is convenient to everything you want to … Continued

Great Sand Dunes

The Great Sand Dunes

What it is about sand dunes that make them so fascinating? Is it the ever shifting wind sculpted peaks and valleys, the rarity of this phenomenon, or the fact that they give us grown ups a chance to play in … Continued