Moose and Squirrel

June 13, 2015

New here? Sign up for free email updates. Or, if you’d prefer, subscribe to the RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!I was deep asleep last night when Kim jostled me from my dreams. I opened my eyes to find her standing at the foot of the bed, shaking my feet. “J.D.,” she whispered. “Do you hear […]

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Visiting Yellowstone National Park (in Three Days or Less!)

June 10, 2015

Greetings from Wyoming! After more than a week in Fort Collins, Colorado, Kim and I packed up and moved north into Wyoming. She even got to drive the motorhome for the first time on this trip… Kim’s first day of driving as we cross into Wyoming Initially, our plan was to make the trip to […]

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A Week Off in Fort Collins, Colorado

June 8, 2015

At the start of our year-long road trip, Kim and I saw a lot of family and friends. We visited with people we knew throughout California and Arizona. But for the past few weeks — since leaving Tucson — we’ve been winging it on our own. We love the freedom, no doubt, but it’s also […]

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One Week on the San Juan Skyway

May 29, 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 […]

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Taking a Ride on the Durango Railroad

May 26, 2015

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. […]

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Needles Overlook: The Best View We’ve Ever Seen

May 24, 2015

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 […]

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A Mini Adventure in Monticello, Utah

May 22, 2015

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 […]

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Arizona Rocks! A Photographic Tour of the Grand Canyon State

May 18, 2015

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 […]

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Getting Connected by Disconnecting

May 14, 2015

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 […]

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Tapping Positive Energy in Sedona, Arizona

May 9, 2015

“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 […]

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