Colorado National Monument – Fruita, Colorado

We took advantage of cooler weather Thursday (8/01/19) afternoon to visit Colorado National Monument. I was excited to see a tunnel cut right through the mountain. It was awesome driving through the mountain. What a great tunnel! There were actually three tunnels but I only snagged photos of one of them. You get the idea. … Continue reading Colorado National Monument – Fruita, Colorado

Memory Verse Monday

Here is the Bible verse we are working on memorizing this week. If you'd like, you can memorize it with us! We've been studying the Lord’s Prayer found in the book of Matthew. We've been memorizing one verse per week for the past several weeks. This week we are finishing up with the last verse. … Continue reading Memory Verse Monday

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park – Colorado

We decided to do a day trip to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. It was a bit of a drive but we were close enough that we just couldn't pass it up. Upon entering the park, the ranger checking our annual park pass greeted us with an enthusiastic, "Well hi-de ho there adventurers!" … Continue reading Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park – Colorado

Candle Kitchen – Grand Junction, Colorado

The kids and I just had to check out Candle Kitchen in Grand Junction, CO to create our own personalized scented soy candles. This was such a fun and unique experience! If you're ever in the area, we highly recommend it. There were over 100 different scents to sample. Each kiddo took a mini clipboard … Continue reading Candle Kitchen – Grand Junction, Colorado

Gold Tried By The Camp Fire

Here is the story of my childhood neighbors surviving the Paradise, California Camp Fire 11/08/18. Too late to evacuate, they watched their home burn to the ground from the front lawn with their 5-year-old granddaughter. Dr. Niswonger took the photo above, it is my childhood home not long after my parents evacuated from it.  … Continue reading Gold Tried By The Camp Fire

Vernal/Dinosaurland KOA – Vernal, Utah

We drove Dinosaur Diamond Scenic Byway from Moab, Ut (southern point) through Helper, UT (western point), to Vernal, UT (northern point). (Dinosaur Diamond Scenic Byway map image from Wikipedia) This area of Utah and Colorado is famous for dinosaur discoveries! Of course, we visited Dinosaur 🦕 National Monument twice this week. We stayed at our … Continue reading Vernal/Dinosaurland KOA – Vernal, Utah

Dinosaur 🦕 National Monument – Jensen, Utah

We have two apprehensive paleontologists and one enthusiast dinosaur-lover in our posse of kiddos. Some of us were a little nervous about our trip to Dinosaur National Monument. This Stegosaurus statue is one of nine life-size dinosaur statues created by Louis Paul Jonas for the Sinclair Dinoland exhibit at the 1964-65 World Fair in New … Continue reading Dinosaur 🦕 National Monument – Jensen, Utah

Arches National Park & Portal RV Resort – Moab, Utah

Continuing our trek along Highway 50 (The Loneliest Road in America), we stayed just 2 nights in Moab, UT. Two nights was certainly not long enough to do it much justice. As my friend F.M. warned me, mid-July is not the best time of the year to visit Moab, UT. It's hot! The high temperature … Continue reading Arches National Park & Portal RV Resort – Moab, Utah