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Author Archives: Jennie Simpson

Sand, Science, and Chilies

Hey Guys! We spent one jam packed week in the Alamogordo area of New Mexico. This was our second visit to the Alamogordo area and we still didn’t get through our entire to-see list! The first thing we did when we got back to town was grab one of our absolute favorite burgers! Rockin BZ … Continue reading »

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The Top Of Texas

Hey Guys!! While we were in the Carlsbad, NM area we spent a couple of days at the Guadalupe Mountains National Park in Texas. The Guadalupe Mountains sit right on the New Mexico-Texas state line. We were so close, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to explore another Texas National Park Unit! Our first day … Continue reading »

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Hey Guys! When I was planning the New Mexico/Texas part of our trip back in 2015 (the first time we were in NM) I skipped the Carlsbad area. I kept reading all of these sketchy reviews for the RV parks in and around the Carlsbad area. We were so bummed to pass this area by … Continue reading »

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Back In New Mexico!

We’re back in New Mexico!! We’ve been missing that New Mexico vibe every since we found it back in 2015 during our first visit to the “Land of Enchantment”. We spent two very very full weeks in the Carlsbad, NM area and Guys…we didn’t even come close to seeing it all! I can’t cover everything … Continue reading »

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The Grand Canyon Of Texas

Hey Guys! The whole reason we stopped in the Amarillo area was to explore the Palo Duro Canyon State Park! We spent as much time there as we could in the two weeks we had in the Amarillo area. Palo Duro Canyon is known as the Grand Canyon of Texas and is the second largest … Continue reading »

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Heading West

Hey Guys! We’re back on the road and heading west this loop! We’ll spend the next year making our way through twelve states before heading back to Missouri to visit family again. The plan is to finish up the remaining six states in the contiguous US left on our map, grab a few places we … Continue reading »

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It’s Not All Fun And Games

Hey Guys!! One of the main reasons we took a travel hiatus is to work on the growing list of projects for the RV aka…our home. We do little odds and ends while we’re on the road, but there are some things that would be easier to do while stationary. I thought I would let … Continue reading »

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George Washington Carver National Monument

Hey Guys!! This week we’ll finish up the National Park Units we squeezed in during our 16 week travel hiatus. I’ve only got one more park to tell you about, so let’s get going! George Washington Carver was born a slave on the Carver farm around 1864. He and his mother were both kidnapped from … Continue reading »

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Battlefields

Hey Guys!! We managed to sneak in four National Park Units during our 16 week travel hiatus! One of them, Homestead, I’ve already posted about. I’m going to try and squeeze both of the battlefields into one post. We’ll see how it goes. I’ve confessed to y’all before that when we started this nomadic lifestyle, … Continue reading »

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Branson Day-Trip

Hey Guys! One of our favorite days during our 16 week travel hiatus was the day trip we took to Branson, MO with my (Jennie’s) parents! For as long as I can remember, my parents and I spent time in Branson every summer. I love that I’ve been able to show my boys some of … Continue reading »

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