State #36 New Mexico

New Mexico is called the Land of Enchantment. I have to say, it didn’t start out looking so enchanting when we crossed over the state line but there was plenty of enchanting once we arrived at our first stop. I wasn’t sure what to expect at Carlsbad. We have been to several caverns around the... Continue Reading →

State #35 Texas (Part 1)

You got to love Texas. They just have an attitude of I’ll do it my way. For example, where other states would use a stop light, they have lots of stop signs. We also drove down several highways with 70 mph and some 80 mph speed limits; not interstates or other limited access roads, but... Continue Reading →

State #34 Louisiana

As they say down here, laissez les bon temps rouler, or let the good times roll. Although, we’re about a month early for Mardi Gras, there is still good times to be had without yelling, “Hey mister, throw me something!” We spent our first night in Baton Rouge after eating our tried and true Cracker... Continue Reading →

Come Sail Away, Come Sail Away With Me

We booked a cruise to Mexico leaving from the Port of New Orleans. This had to be the easiest ship we’ve embarked and disembarked from...ever. So smooth. Much faster than any Florida port and we’ve sailed out of Tampa, Port Canaveral, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami. All our clothes had to be repacked to fit our... Continue Reading →

State #33 Mississippi

Or how us rednecks learned to spell it - M-I-crooked letter-crooked letter-I-crooked letter-crooked letter-I-humpback-humpback-I. Don’t ask me. That’s just how Trev and I were both taught to remember how to spell it (and we grew up in different counties). I shared that little fun fact with the boys and they looked at me like I... Continue Reading →

Half Way Home

We are headed home to store the camper and head out west. This will be the last time we will be home until the trip’s over. But we can’t not stop somewhere, right? Where’s the adventure in that? After another long travel day, we stayed at FDR State Park in Pine Mountain. It was raining... Continue Reading →

State #32 Florida Stop 9 of 9

Yep, this is it, our last stop in Florida. It’s kind of weird. This is the longest we’ve stayed in any state since we started this trip. Things will pick up after we drop off the camper. But it was a great experience to try a different style of travel. I really think it helped... Continue Reading →

State #32 Florida Stop 8 of ?

We left Naples and headed north to Bradenton for an overnight stop at Lake Manatee State Park. The weather was rainy and since we were just there for the night we didn’t even unhook from the truck. That meant there wasn’t much to setting up the camper other than plugging in the power. I really... Continue Reading →

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