Finally, I am getting around to finishing up my recap of our trip to Yosemite in August 2013. I’ve been putting it off for a while now, not because there is nothing to share, but because it’s so hard to put into words how I feel about Yosemite. Both Ryan and I agree that Yosemite is our favorite park that we have visited so far. There is something so special about it. Obviously we aren’t the only ones that feel this way. Last year Yosemite was the third most visited park with almost 4 million visitors. (more…)
Shortly after visiting Petrified Forest NP and camping in our Element for the first time Ryan and I set out on a week long road trip from Scottsdale to California. We had learned a few things from our first camping trip in the Element and were prepared with new gear and a better strategy for packing and sleeping. On this trip we were hoping to see Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Yosemite and potentially Pinncales. Ryan was participating in the Flag2GC mountain bike race on Saturday so I was going to meet him at the Grand Canyon campsite where the race finished and then we would leave on Sunday morning. (more…)
After our trip to Petrified Forest in August 2013, Ryan and I headed to California for a week of camping and exploring. We were able to visit Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite. Two years later, these parks are still some of our favorites, you can see our rankings here. I’m working on a few posts about the trip, but it’s taking me a while to go through all the pictures, journal entries and GPS files. In the meantime, I put together this fun infographic to share some of the highlights! More to come! (more…)
When we travel the first things I look for near our destination are bike rentals and National Parks, while the first thing Danielle looks for is a pool. On our recent trip to Nashville, I was successful in one of the two and realized Mammoth Caves National Park (MCNP) was a short one and half hour drive away. PERFECT! (more…)
Something just doesn’t feel right about sitting on stadium bleachers with 100 other people when you’re 300 feet underground.
My Mom always tells people that I am her child that saw everything as either black or white and my brother tended to see things a little more grey. When you look at things as only right or wrong, it makes life easy, you don’t have to think, you just do the right thing. Recently though, I’ve been finding myself in a world that’s turning more and more grey, and to be honest it’s kind of uncomfortable. It feels as if I’m in a constant state of searching for answers, but there isn’t always a right answer. (more…)
Before we started this blog, Ryan and I would sometimes bring a journal on our trips to the National Parks so we could remember our visit. On July 27, 2013 we went to Petrified Forest National Park, our first park since we started on our journey to visit all of them. Here is an excerpt from Ryan’s journal entry. (more…)