May 2015

After nineteen days in Arizona and five in Utah, Kim and I made the short drive to Cortez, Colorado in the southwest corner of the state. We spent a week in and around the San Juan Skyway. The San Juan Skyway is a roller-coaster ride through Colorado’s San Juan Mountains (a part of the larger […]


I like trains. It’s not that I’m obsessed with them, mind you — I’m not a railfan like my nephew Noah — but I’ve always been fascinated by their sheer size and power, not to mention the engineering genius required to run the railways. I like train movies, train videogames, and even the trains themselves. […]


During the two months we’ve been on the road, Kim and I have seen some spectacular scenery. Some of these sites are well-known. Most folks know that you can find stunning vistas at Grand Canyon and Yosemite, etc. Yosemite Falls is beautiful, but everyone knows about it Other sites offer even better views and many […]


We packed up and left Page early last Sunday morning. (Early for us means rising at about seven nowadays.) We drove through more beautiful Arizona mountains and mesas as we made our way east and north to Monument Valley. There, just a couple of miles across the Utah border, we paid $22 per night to […]


Warning: This page might take a long time to load. It contains many high-resolution images. Sorry about that. On the plus side, you can click on any image to view a larger version. Enjoy! In some ways, this may be the most difficult blog post I’ve ever had to write. You see, we’ve just spent […]


Note: This update comes from Kimberly, the fairer of half of the Rothwards. I’m having a moment. Sitting outside enjoying my wine while dinner is cooking, I realize that I’ve entered my “country self”. When you’re camping every day, you have to reach a place of acceptance. With the weather and your surroundings — and […]


“No mystical energy field controls my destiny. It’s all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense.” — Han Solo, Star Wars I’m fortunate to have seen a lot of spectacular sites around the world. I’ve hiked to Torres del Paine in Chile, stood above Machu Picchu in Peru, watched Victoria Falls thunder across the Zimbabwe-Zambia […]


One Night in Bisbee

by jdroth on 05 May 2015 · 8 comments

Kim and I have finished the first stage of our journey — the “see lots of family and friends” stage — and have moved on to the next phase of our year-long RV trip across the United States. For the first forty days of our trip, we ate a lot of good food, drank a […]


That’s right: It’s been another week during which we haven’t had time to post an update other than this photographic summary. Despite our best intentions, we just haven’t had time to write or edit photographs. That’s a good things, though. That means we’re getting out of the RV and living life. Last Friday, for instance, […]