This leg of the adventure is all about learning and experiencing the culture of the Anasazi — the “ancient ones” who dominated the Colorado Plateau for hundreds and hundreds of years — during a stop in the southwestern corner of Colorado. The trip from Alamosa to Cortez was a long
As you will soon see from this post, our stop in Alamogordo was full of fun and adventure — even with the ongoing federal government shutdown continuing to thwart some of our activities. Alamogordo, a city of about 30,000 residents located in the Tularosa Basin of the Chihuahuan Desert —
We officially kicked off the start of the second leg of our trip, arriving in Deming, New Mexico, on January 1, in the midst of a cold front that brought snow and frosty conditions — as well as a federal government shutdown that is challenging our plans for the trip.
What do you do when you refuse to travel more than a few hours a day but you need to get to New Mexico by the start of 2019 to start the next leg of your journey? You revisit southern Arizona along the way! We made three wonderful — and
Our last stop in 2018 — and the break between our first leg of our cross-country road trip and the second leg — was all about spending time with family over the holidays, from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Our goal was to spend quality time with Jen’s mom, taking in her
Our last stop this year — before we pick up the trip again right after Christmas — was a return visit to Temecula, CA, for a day of more wine-tasting. Temecula is a bit of a newbie — at least in terms of California winemaking — having started its first
We’re combining several places in California into one big wine stop, but we must mention that all three are very much worthy of their own mention — and we quite enjoyed the time spent visiting the areas and sampling their wines! It was our second time in both Lodi and
This leg of the trip took us up Highway 1 from the Sonoma Coast to the Mendocino Coast. We hunkered down in Fort Bragg — and we mean hunkered down because while this stop was bookended with sunny weather, the middle was filled with a lot of rain from an