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  • Crested Butte

    Crested Butte, Colorado July 2-15, 2018 Crested Butte was 12 days worth of boondocking in an idyllic mountain meadow, reveling in wildflowers, hummingbirds, and friends. I mean, it wasn’t all grand theatrical numbers from The Sound of Music. There were also rainy days of cabin fever, bad attitudes about finishing up our school year, and […]

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  • Raton

    Raton, New Mexico April 11-14, 2018 We drove north of Santa Fe to spend a couple of quiet days in the small town of Raton. It’s amazing how locations within the same state, only a couple of hours away from each other, can feel like worlds apart. Raton was home to a coal mine that […]

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  • Rabbit Valley

    Rabbit Valley, Colorado July 2-3, 2018 In between our days of fun with friends in Kanab, UT and a chance to meet up with other traveling friends in Colorado we had very little time.  There wasn’t enough time to plan an additional destination in between, so we decided to make the 8.5 hour drive one […]

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  • Kanab, UT

    Kanab, UT June 1 – July 2, 2018 We haven’t stayed an entire month in very many places. We spent one winter in Arkansas with my family, and one in Arizona with Brad’s family. Besides that we have only done the “month stay” in 3 locations…Wenatchee, WA, Pahrump, NV, and now Kanab, UT. Since we […]

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  • FitzScanFam Adventure

    Kanab, Utah June 23 – 29, 2018 I don’t like to have a detailed plan that I have to follow.  Such a thing feels like a restriction to me, and any restriction makes me feel stifled and frustrated.  It’s like the feeling of standing at a spot in a swimming pool where you can touch, […]

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  • Bryce

    Bryce Canyon, Utah May 25 – June 1, 2018 In our first loop around the US we only visited Bryce Canyon National Park and the surrounding area on one quick day trip.  And like so many parts of Utah, it demanded a second more thorough look. We found a wonderful boondocking spot right between Red […]

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  • The Hummingbirds

    Kanab, Utah June 2018 Did I mention that we found a hummingbird nest? Brad says that this is the most excited I’ve been about any other single element of our RV Adventure. I would never have asserted such a thing, but I’m also not going to argue with him. When we pulled into our site […]

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  • Tombstone

    March 12, 2018 Tombstone, Arizona We hadn’t really planned to make a trip through Tombstone, but our drive from Yuma to our next stop in New Mexico was about 8 hours, and that’s just more than we like to do in one day. We found an RV Coop at almost exactly the half-way point on […]

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  • Stumbo Gets a Makeover

    January/February 2018 Yuma, AZ I’m calling it a makeover – not a renovation – because we didn’t move any walls or change the structure of our home in any way. I feel like that’s required in order to qualify a change as a “renovation”. What we did was a makeover – new furniture, paint, and […]

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  • Howlin’ at the Moon

    Yuma, Arizona January 31, 2018 During the winter months, Stumbo has been parked in a neighborhood at the very far southeast corner of the Yuma metro area, on the very southeast edge of the neighborhood.  So just across the street from where we’ve been staying is the desert, parts of it privately owned, but largely […]

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  • Our Season in Yuma

    Yuma December 22, 2017-March 12, 2018 Our stay in Yuma would best be described as our “season” in Yuma. Coming in at 80 days, this is the longest continuous stay at any one place by far. We settled into a routine, enjoying the luxuries of being parked in Brad’s parents’ driveway, including but not limited […]