Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park is well loved by people in Southern California and it's famous for its stars. Mr. Misadventures and I spent a long weekend in Palm Springs in 2011 and visited the park but didn't spend a ton of time checking out every nook and cranny. Joshua Tree had seemed to elude my hubby, we had thought to visit when we were staying at Borrego Springs but it was just too far a … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #52 – Las Vegas/Zion

52 weeks! Is it possible that we have been on the road one year? It is truly hard to fathom. I'm writing part of this post from the Starbucks in St. George, Utah because it's (a) raining and (b) the wifi in the RV park is not awesome...the story of my (current) life. We left the Palm Springs area last Sunday and drove to Las Vegas. The forecast for Monday showed rain, so after quickly setting … [Read more...]

Bosque del Apache Redux

The Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is one of the many hidden gems in the National Park portfolio, I've been constantly amazed by the beauty that is every where in the United States, it's one of the things I have appreciated most about our year on the road. When we visited New Mexico in February I was surprised by how much Mr. Misadventures loved Bosque del Apache. I thought it was a … [Read more...]

Happy New Year 2017 – Word of the Year

It’s that time of year again. When I look back on similar posts I have written the past four years I am amused and surprised. For one, choosing REFINE as my Word of the Year for 2013, 2014, 2015, and let's face it 2016, when I selected REDEFINE, was a total cop-out. My intentions were good, but the result was that not much happened in terms of making decisions. For 2016 it should have been … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #51 – Palm Springs

This is it. Our last 30 days. Next week we will have been on the road a full year! (We don't count the two months of prep we did in Phoenix. We used that as a base-camp while traveling to LA, Paris and the Caribbean, as well as packing and organizing the RV.) I've been working on a blog post recapping our year. In fact I've got a lot of drafts in my WordPress panel waiting to be finished. I … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #50 – Palm Springs

It's the last weekend of 2016, can you believe it??!! I hope your Christmas holiday was everything that you wanted it to be.  As for Mr. Misadventures and I, it was nothing short of exhilarating! We left the RV at 7 a.m. and headed to Joshua Tree National Park. We decided to go through the south entrance from Interstate 10 (Cottonwood Springs) and make our way up through the park to the … [Read more...]

Currently

Currently | 12.27.16 This is the latest (in a month) I've ever written a Currently post, but I am determined not to miss a month.  This is my 27th consecutive Currently! Watching | Un Village Français > We totally got sucked into this French historical series (A French Village in English).  It takes place during World War II in occupied France, each season a different year of the war … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #49 – Surprise AZ

Merry Christmas Eve! The BIG day is tomorrow. Months of shopping and prepping and planning will be over. I for one will be happy to see it go although to be honest I have been out of the realm of retail madness for the last few weeks. I'm not one for the holidays and I would like to be able to go to Target without facing a madhouse! We left Elephant Butte last Saturday, stayed a night in … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #48 – Elephant Butte

After (mostly) ten days of laziness in Key West and then seven days driving (eight days total as we spent an extra day in San Antonio) we had a nice week in Elephant Butte in New Mexico. On Saturday, we re-scouted Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge for sunrise, sunset and full moon photos. Last time we were here was in February and the water levels in different spots were different, … [Read more...]

Things To Do in San Francisco in the Winter

San Francisco is extremely lucky to have very temperate weather. That affords a certain freedom when it comes to being outside all year round. Most of the things to do in San Francisco in the winter can be done any time of the year, but winter does offer some unique opportunities! San Francisco Bay Cruises I think one of the most important things to mention is that there just aren't as … [Read more...]