Oh the humanity. We've seen a bit of everything homo sapien. We hiked for ages to ponder on petroglyphs dating back thousands of years, yet caught a young couple carving graffiti in a rock wall along the trail on our way back. During another Valley of Fire outing, as we enjoyed a picnic, a couple … Continue reading The best state park near Vegas: Valley of Fire offers eerie desert vistas and traces of native peoples
We set modest goals when we depart. Takes awhile to get it all together. Never plan to leave early. Never plan to go far. So about a year ago, we pointed RVoyager in the direction of Tonopah. En route North and West into the desert away from Vegas, we eased onto the dirt streets of … Continue reading A short trip from Vegas to Tonopah leads through the ghost town of Goldfield and into its Santa Fe Saloon
Desert = Hot, Dry, Sand. We canceled plans to see the Grand Canyon because the weather turned cold and rainy there. Instead we head to Death Valley National Park and find it's not hot or dry... This was our second trip to the park but the first was short and we didn't explore much. With … Continue reading Been to the Desert in RV with a name, felt good to get out in the rain? Death Valley National Park surprises
Out West there are countless spots with Devil in the name, and maybe the devil makes us do it, but we just can't resist the temptation. But the trek to Devil's Hall nearly caused us to meet our maker... We are not morning people. Hiking party after hiking party from the crack of dawn made … Continue reading Devil of a hike, day two Guadalupe MNP
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
Might a volcanic caldera form this Arkansas attraction? Do tectonic plates rub together, building toward a catastrophe of earthquakes? What, pray tell, causes the soothing heat of the spring water? What magic mixes this elixer of healing minerals?
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