Here's the thing about visiting National Parks, Monuments and Historic Sites in New Mexico. There are a ton. This one is literally 5 miles from my sister's house. It's easy access and I used to hike there when I lived in Albuquerque. The easy access and my familiarity with it made me forget that New … Continue reading Petroglyph NM 2016
I like magnets. A LOT. But collecting magnets has it's downsides, for example if I have a ton of magnets my children can put more art on the fridge. They seem oblivious to the fact that there are layers of previous artwork as long as they can find a magnet they are going to use … Continue reading National Park Passports
Hot Springs is a gem. An absolute gem. I had visited before but never realized it was a National Park. It is a picturesque, old timey down town area with the amazing architecture from the boom of affluence (we really appreciate that in Pittsburgh), plenty of southern charm and just a dash of tacky tourism! … Continue reading Hot Springs NP 2016
Our first Park stop! Due to vacation time we decided to leave Memorial Day Weekend because we could have 10 days of travel time for 4 days off from work. Plus it would give us a cushion to arrive and get my husband set up to work from my sister's house, which was our final … Continue reading Mammoth Caves NP 2016
We, like many people, live close to one family and far from all the rest. So my children know my husband’s family very well, even his cousins’ children. But my family lives ALL the way across they country. So my kids rarely see my parents, siblings and their cousins. I have two sets of parents … Continue reading Why Road Trip?