White Sands National Park: A Winter Wonderland in the Chihuahuan Desert

Is this snow? No, it’s sand! But apparently it’s just as fun to slide down this white hill! White Sands National Park in New Mexico is a hidden gem at the edge of the Chihuahuan Desert, in New Mexico. The dynamic dunes stretch for more than two hundred miles, and form the largest gypsum dune field in the world.

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Year in Review

I think I speak for most that we are ready for 2020 to be done…. I end the year hopeful yet exhausted from dealing with disease and meanness, and not willing to fight any battles on social media or otherwise…. Let’s pray hard that 2021 will be the beginning of an upswing, of better times to come, and that once again we’ll find a way to live in harmony and with joy.

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Shenandoah and Monticello, Virginia

The Appalachian Mountains are not short of beautiful vistas, and the same is true of Shenandoah National Park. Fall brings a special glow to the mountains and a sunny day makes for a perfect drive along Skyline Drive. Nearby, the University of Virginia and Monticello, both institutions associated with Thomas Jefferson, are worth a visit.

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND

Crossing eastward through North Dakota, we didn’t expect to see anything as beautiful and exciting as Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Until then, we hadn’t heard about this park, at the meeting of the Great Plains with the rugged Badlands. A great habitat for bison, elk, wild horses, pronghorn, and prairie dogs, the park has three sections brought together by the Little Missouri River. The park features a colorful Painted Canyon and the old Maltese Cross Cabin, where President Roosevelt once lived. The Scenic Loop Drive took us past several overlooks and trails.

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One Year RV trip – Half Way Point

As Christmas rolled around, we stopped back through Knoxville, TN to surprise family with a visit. We also celebrated six months on the road as full time RV-ers, reminiscing the highlights of our journey and making (vague) plans for our trip through summer.

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