State #38 California – Big Sur

“The 1” is said to be one of the prettiest drives in North America; with beautiful rolling hills on one side and the massive Pacific Ocean on the other. Definitely pretty - but prettiest? That’s debatable. This post looks a little long but it is mostly just pictures. Not too much to read. Since we... Continue Reading →

State #40 Nevada

Really state #40?!?! I can’t believe that we have visited 40 out of 50 states already. Trevor and I are no strangers to Nevada. We have been several times and we actually eloped to Las Vegas 16 1/2 years ago. The whole fam visited with Nini and Poppy a couple of years ago when we... Continue Reading →

State #39 Hawaii

Aloha from Hawaii! We actually made it. We used some leftover sky miles for a couple tickets and away we flew. Trev and I were up at 1:30am (couldn’t sleep) and the kids were up before 3am so we could catch our flight. They are such great travelers. They were so excited, they didn’t mind... Continue Reading →

State #37 Arizona

Before we went hugging cacti, we saw billboards for The Thing. You can’t drive out I-10 without seeing their billboards. I had seen information about this roadside stop before we left home but it was information and pictures before the new museum opened. We were blown away with the professional look of this quirky “museum”... Continue Reading →

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 →

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