Month: November 2013

  • Rock Star Paddling

    The Rio Vista whitewater park in San Marcos, Texas is AMAZING…  The water is a consistent 72f (20c), the air temps are warm all year round and they have stadium lights so you can paddle at night. WOW WOW WOW Ben Kvanli at the Olympic Outdoor Centre generously allowed us to camp in his yard […]

  • Wandering in the dark at Carlsbad Caverns

    Carlsbad caverns was our 3rd cave experience of the trip, after Great Basin National Park (Nevada) and Horne Lake Basin (Vancouver Island, BC).  This was definitely the biggest and the best! In Great Basin National Park we did a ranger lead tour and learned alot about the world of caves. I thought we’d mix it up […]

  • exploring the mysteries of Roswell – still not a believer

      If you’re going to drive through south eastern New Mexico, you have to go to Roswell and the UFO Museum. I’m not sure what I expected, but it was fairly small in size and a bit hokey in approach. We spent an hour reading through alot of the materials and giggling at the pictures. […]

  • Valley of Fire National Recreation Area

      After spending the night at a rest stop in Socorro, New Mexico we headed east on highway 380 towards Roswell. It was mid morning and we hadn’t had breakfast yet and needed a stop. Just around the corner we saw the sign for Valley of Fires National Recreation Area so we pulled in. What […]

  • Crystal gazing at the Petrified Forest National Park

      Petrified Forest National Park is another lesser visited national park located in the North East corner of Arizona as you head towards New Mexico. The Hedderman family had stopped at the park a few days before us and raved so we thought we would spend some time in this self proclaimed “science park” while on […]