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We surprised Haley by taking a detour to Four Corners Monument. She had been asking, ” Where is the place where you can stand in four states at one time?” Four Corners!! The monument is located in Navajo Nation. It really is in the middle of nowhere right smack in the desert. It was hot and dusty and a big difference from Mesa Verde! There was a line to take your picture… Read More

There’s one way in to Mesa Verde: uphill to 7,000-8,500 feet in elevation. We stayed for two nights in the lodge on top of the Mesa. It was small but pretty with a great view. Ryan had to sleep in sleeping bag but he knew that would happen sometimes. (First two pictures from TripAdvisor.) It was cool up on the Mesa and the end of the Hurricane came over Colorado so we… Read More

To take a break we stopped (no red bugs here) to eat lunch. Later, we visited Aztec, New Mexico to see the remains of a 900 year old Pueblo village. It was a quick visit and just a 1/2 mike walk but greatly needed. The landscape has sure changed. The trees have virtually disappeared and mesas are all around. I miss the color green, J (I am using my phone to update… Read More

If you are reading on Facebook click the WordPress link… We stopped for a break in Amarillo. Ever since I watched the movie The Great Outdoors with John Candy I have wanted to try The Big Texan Steakhouse. The restaurant has long tables and you are seated at one end and another party at the other. We arrived right at 11 am when lunch began. The menu was a little cheaper so… Read More

We wanted to go on a road trip when the youngest was 6. Then life…now he’s 8! We finally decided that if we were going to do a family road trip we needed to just dive in and do it! We made a list of places we have been wanting to see and since the list was pages long we narrowed it down to an “Out West” trip. Chris and I had… Read More

  In seven months and one week, our family of 5 will head ‘Out West’ on one epic family road trip. I have to say I am dreading the “He’s touching me!” and “She crossed my imaginary line I drew in the seat!” and “He is smacking his gum!” arguing. Yeah, I dread that…but I am looking forward to the experience. On the front end we have been planning this in the… Read More