Introducing the 1300s: a mystery on which we obsess again while touring Casa Grande Ruins

In our travels to the Western U.S. we began to recognize a common thread weaving together abandoned sites. The occupation of sites ended close to or within one particular century... the 1300s. Gone. As if -- POOF -- people vanished, leaving only traces of their civilizations in the ruins of structures we visited... ...Where did … Continue reading Introducing the 1300s: a mystery on which we obsess again while touring Casa Grande Ruins

Drink in a Tequila Sunrise shade of sunset in Saguaro National Park

You probably picture bad guys with six guns riding horses in the dusty heat. Yet, one huge scenery staple for macho Western movies, the iconic Saguaro, surprised us with its feminine side... Thanks to Westerns, I used to think a drab monochrome of tumbleweeds, rocks, and bare dirt dominated the desert landscape. So the colorful … Continue reading Drink in a Tequila Sunrise shade of sunset in Saguaro National Park

Desert snowstorm mirage at White Sands National Park

The temperature on the dashboard reads 88 degrees. You shake your head because you can't wrap your mind around what your eyes tell you. You are driving in a blizzard and drifts cover the lane ahead... Welcome to the White Sands of New Mexico. When we arrived in Delta Flyer, it was merely a national … Continue reading Desert snowstorm mirage at White Sands National Park

The sea in the desert: Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Here you can experience three zones of climate in one park, from desert, to lush forest to mountain tops. Just beware that if you are suddenly transported back in time, you will swim with the fishes... We journeyed south through the desert from Carlsbad Caverns region into the Guadalupe National Park. We parked our RV … Continue reading The sea in the desert: Guadalupe Mountains National Park

We went batsh*t crazy over Carlsbad Caverns

Imagine a quarter million or more bats swirling tornado-like from a gaping maw, out of the earth... Bats only. Mexican free-tailed hanging back there. Meanwhile.... RVoyager dry docked at White City RV Park. $24 to dry dock PriceyDirt and grass parking with ruts.Broken glass in placesSites with Full hook-up are nice You will have to … Continue reading We went batsh*t crazy over Carlsbad Caverns

Pick up day at Alliance Coach: RVoyager motorhome preps for first adventure

We shopped for more than a year and made our decision at last: a 2005 Newmar Kountry Star. AJ with her essential camping equipment, fly swatter and beer on site at Alliance Coach in Wildwood, Fla., where buyers can camp a night to try out their RVs to make sure everything is satisfactory. Ever since … Continue reading Pick up day at Alliance Coach: RVoyager motorhome preps for first adventure