Day #6 of the West Trip: White Sands National Monument is a stark, eerie wonderland.

We got up at 6:00 a.m. for White Sands and were on the road just as the sky was turning a slate gray. We absolutely loved staying in Paisano Village, so leaving that wonderful place behind was hard for both of us, especially after the wind storm cost us our last day in Big Bend.Continue reading “Day #6 of the West Trip: White Sands National Monument is a stark, eerie wonderland.”

Day #5 of the West Trip: There is always a silver lining.

We slept in today when we realized the winds would probably be unruly, and there was no point in getting up to see Santa Elena at the crack of dawn. It was a smart move. The moment I stepped out to check our hookup connections, three people practically ran at me shouting “Are you guysContinue reading “Day #5 of the West Trip: There is always a silver lining.”

Day #4 of the West Trip: Big Bend National Park is unbelievably beautiful!

After three solid days of driving, we let ourselves sleep in. My weather app was giving me alerts about nasty weather, so we decided to take it slow and see what happened before we went into Big Bend. Little did we know what it was predicting … We got to experience our first shower sinceContinue reading “Day #4 of the West Trip: Big Bend National Park is unbelievably beautiful!”

Day #3 of the West Trip: Wait … Is this Cartoon Network?

We woke up at 6:00 a.m. with the intention of being ready to go as soon as the sun was up, but between Daylight Savings Time and changing time zones, we missed the mark a bit and ended up waiting for the sun for nearly two hours! I started driving as soon as we sawContinue reading “Day #3 of the West Trip: Wait … Is this Cartoon Network?”

Day #2 of the West Trip: Sometimes, technology lies!

We woke up this morning to find that it had poured rain all night, but the skies were clear, and the bad weather had passed by the time we started making our morning caffeine. We found that driving the RV goes much smoother when you don’t have to battle the wind, though passing semi-trucks areContinue reading “Day #2 of the West Trip: Sometimes, technology lies!”