Cold Springs Pony Express Station off Highway 50 in Nevada

Along Highway 50, the official Loneliest Road in America, you’ll find the ruins of a Pony Express station that’s worth the hike to check out. It’s roughly a mile walk from the parking area, so bring water and wear shoes you’re comfortable walking in. Is it worth the stop? We think so. It was the…

Escalante Petrified Forest State Park

Hey guys! We have some big news coming…but it will have to wait for another post. Today we’re going to share our first camping trip of 2018. In early March, we traveled to Escalante Petrified Forest State Park. The campground is in the southwest region of Utah, off UT-12 W, just southwest of the town of Escalante….

My Adventure to Texas

Hello, everyone.  I’m Gunther. My owners have decided to let me have my own computer so I can tell you about our adventures and outings from my point of view–because everyone knows a dog’s view is the only right view. Okay, so a little about me. I’m a 3-year-old, smooth-coat Saint Bernard from Hasty,  Colorado. I was…

Standard Day of Camping Prep

“Phase One” (the dinette/kitchen area) of our pickup camper remodel is almost complete! Jake’s rewired the camper and installed all new LED lights. We’ve painted the walls and put in our new countertop. All that’s left is trim and a few little odds and ends. But we’re not worried about those this weekend–we’re going camping!…

Our Top 5 (Kinda Frivolous) Camping Accessories

Camping’s all about roughing it, right? Not always. Sometimes it’s the unnecessary extras that make a trip into the woods extra pleasant. None of the following items are necessary. You can totally do without them. (But you won’t want to after you’ve tried them out.) *We are not sponsored by any of the following products, but this post does…

Easter BBQ – Cactus Park

Happy Easter, from our family to yours! He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. – Matthew 28:6 The Easter BBQ is a tradition in Jake’s family. Every year after church, we all get together to cook hamburgers and hot dogs and hang out. The kids hunt Easter eggs (even our two are…

FREE Printable – Family Camping List

I don’t know about you, but I need lists to stay organized. When Jake and I were first married, we tried to gather everything we needed from memory, and we always forgot something. Usually pillows. Ever slept in a sleeping bag without a pillow? Not pleasant. Anyway, I started keeping track of everything we needed,…

Pickup Camper Renovation – Update

I know a few of you are wondering what happened to the 1984 Six-pac pickup camper we bought last summer. No, we didn’t give up on it. Yes, it ended up being a much larger project than we anticipated. We had to put the camper on hold late last summer when we decided to buy…

Evening in the Desert – 18 Rd

We visited the desert off 18 rd a few nights ago. The foothills area to the north of the Grand Valley is mostly BLM, and we like to take the quick drive out there in the evenings. This post would be titled “Walk in the Desert” except we didn’t get to walk. This year, there…

Camping in Moab, Utah

Before I get to my (rather long) post, I’m going to put some of the camping highlights right here at the top. Where we camped: Willow Springs Road. Type of campgound: Dispersed with designated spots. What we liked about the area: It was free, and that’s always a plus. It was close to mountain bike…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Dense

This week’s photo challenge is “dense.” We camped in Moab last weekend (I’ll post more on that in the coming week), and we hiked Corona Arch. This is a group of cairns that you’ll find toward the middle of the trail. Here are a few more, just for fun: >>Click Here to Check out the…