"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood... And sorry I could not travel both. I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference." --Robert Frost

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Kartchner Caverns State Park & Campground Review

This state park is amazing!  Facinating "live" cavern.  They offer two tours.  Both are about 1 1/2 hrs. and are worth doing both.  Not your usual claustrophobic, climb down 200+ stairs, look around and come back up.  This has a nice, wide meandering path in a very tropical climate for a cave.  The grounds are super clean, spread out and has a nice butterfly/hummingbird garden, campground and hiking paths.

The campground has 62 sites, several pull through, W/E, showers, dump station and nice, wide and deep level sites for $25 a night.  We will definately be coming back to spend some time next October.

Here is a link to the state park campground info:

Kartchner State Park Info

This is a great jumping off point to visit: Old Tucson, Tombstone, Biosphere 2 and Bisbee.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

We're going Live!

I guess it's time.  Not that I'll have too many posts until January, but I figured I'd put this blog on-line for now.  It's looking like our small, family retail store will be closing in January if the sale does not go through.  If that is the case, January we'll be busy liquidating.  We hope to get the house up for sale around March and be heading to the RV Dreams Rally in April.  The last two kids graduate May/June and then we hope to head out full timing.

Once the store is sold I'll be spending lots of time on e-Bay selling off Hubby's sports memorabilia, getting rid of "stuff" and getting ready to go.  Holiday time is very busy at the store, so life will be heading down the fast lane.  It will be interesting to see if the timeline works out.  Selling the ranch will be the biggest hurdle.

Friday, November 1, 2013


The beautiful color of the leaves changing, the smell of the air full of fires and leaves burning, the sound they make when blowing in the breeze and crunching underfoot... Fall is always a time of reflecting for me.  I like to think about previous times, choices I've made (good and bad) and how I've got to where I am now.  It always makes me a little melancholy but very thankful for what I have and who I have in my life.

Since we now only have months until we begin our fulltime travels, I'm already starting with the, "This will be our last fall", the "last fill-in-the-blank", etc.  I'm trying to breath it all in and store it away for next year when Fall arrives and I can look back and say, "Wow, who'd have thought this is where we'd be for our first fall on the road".

Seven months.  Life still seems business as usual.  But after the next two months things will begin to fly!  So for now, I'll take a few pictures and a nice autumn hike and enjoy it before I trade my hiking boots in for snowshoes.  Perhaps for the "last time"  I'll be snowshoeing?