Postcards From The Road - Moab

 Day one of our trip to Seattle was the long drive from Taos, NM to Moab, UT. We're happy to be on the road again, and it was a good day. Our first stop was Durango, CO for lunch by the river. ...more

The Odyssey

Yes, I have one.  Many do.  But, I have friends who actually act surprised when I mention him.  “Oh, you have a brother?  Why do I not know this?”We aren’t that close.  We were close growing up being only two or so years apart, but drifted after leaving home and stayed that way for a small handful of silly reasons and a dash of laziness and complacency on both our parts.  Put it this way, when we were suddenly thrust into the same car to drive to Tennessee for our Aunt’s funeral, I had to Mapquest directions to his house....more

spring is like...

One of my favorite poets is e.e....more

Things we have found helpful in packing for a road trip.

We know that we will not be able to afford air travel for the immediate and indefinite future, so we invested with the help of grandparents, in items for our car to make road trips fun and doable for our family. The expense of our one time purchases that we use over and over again is still less than it would be for our family to take one plane trip....more

NaBloPoMo Day 8

Cross-posted on my blog at

NaBloPoMo Day 7

cross-posted from my blog: caldreamsquirrel.blogspot.comOne of the things DH and I like to do when traveling is stop at small shops with local products.  I had seen a wine and cheese tasting store in a small town near Medford, Oregon while my DH continued his search for the perfect hang-gliding spot.  While on our way back, I asked if he would stop so we could taste some of the local wines which Oregon is becoming more famous for....more

NaBloPoMo Day 6

I love to sing in the car.  So what if people think I am having a seizure as I travel down the road.  At least I'm not texting and driving....

excerpts from the trail

Saturday we went for an adventure. We loaded up the trucks and hit the road. The first time Carver took me off-roading I was white-knuckles the whole way. This time I did better. Taking photos distracted me from any drastic changes in incline and super-sized rocks. We started the day with a trip through the drive-thru at Dunkin Donuts. Egg white flatbreads and coffee. And maybe a couple munchkins. When in Rome.. the day finished up at this cute restaurant with a pond and ducks and swans. Anyway, here are my favorite photos of the trip....more

Are you prepared for an emergency while travelling?

My kids and I drove to San Diego from Phoenix last weekend for a family event. As any parent knows, it’s important to have water, snacks, games and extras of EVERYTHING in the car when travelling with kids. (Ever been caught without a diaper or baby wipes? Yea, been there. Done that. Won’t do it again.) Little did I realize how important those extras would be. I pulled into San Diego just in time for the large power outage (caused by human error in Arizona, no less). I knew something was amiss when I got off the freeway around 3:30 p.m....more

Go Baggie - For the Organized Road Trips with Kids

Of course! It would take a mom with three children to come up with the perfect backpack designed for road trips....more