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Arching our way through Desert Views.

By |July 19th, 2015|

Moab, Utah April 21- May 4, 2015 Moab, Utah is a cool place. Well, it is actually a very hot place because it is in the desert and it contains Uranium mines that are now environmental remediation sites (Moab UMTRA Project), but that is not the point here just don’t drink the water. This hip town is surrounded by amazing natural beauty and steeped with Native American knowledge. The most famous spot in town is of course, Arches National Park. This is another fantastic treasure of America. We spent days exploring this wonderland of stone arches and meandering desert paths. We even got commentary by Edward Abbey, one of the first park rangers to call this park home, via an audiobook of his book, Desert Solitaire. I highly recommend reading or listening to local books while exploring a new area. It gives you a much deeper understanding and appreciation of your surroundings. Some of the highlights of this park are Delicate Arch, Landscape Arch, Balanced Rock, and the Fiery Furnace! In order to explore the Fiery Furnace you must have a guide, as this is a place of towering rock fins and gorges that is easy to get lost or hurt in. In fact, a couple went missing while we were there. Luckily they were found unharmed, we think? We enjoyed our 3 hour guided Park Ranger tour through the maze. I will now let the photos of Arches National Park explain the rest of our meanderings. Moab is also a home base for the nearby Canyonlands National Park. Canyonlands is an enormous park that consists of three distinct sections, the Island in the Sky, the Needles, and the Maze. There is actually [...]

RVenture Lessons: Windshield repairs…

By |January 7th, 2014|

Life is never dull when you live in a rolling house. Our weekly saying for this week is: "When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade." That is right, we had to make another RV repair. We have been enjoying the uncharacteristic chilly Gulf coast but each morning we noticed condensation on our windshield. Then when I was cleaning the house and doing a stinkbug sweep (yes, we still do occasionally see one of those dreadful cilantro flavored bugs) I noticed a pool of water between our windshield and dashboard. OH NO! And yes, there were stinkbugs floating in this water. So, we cleaned it up with some absorbent towels and added a dehumidifier, hoping that would do the trick. Well the next morning there it was again. A couple of phone calls later we had an appointment with Camping World. The unique problem for RVers is that when the car goes into the shop, so does your home! So my next question was, "What about the animals?" Raja and Wizard Wizard can stay with us, no problem. But what about Raja? Do I put her in her cat carrier and keep her in the car, do we rent a hotel, do I put her in kitty daycare, and if so where (especially because I am veterinarian and SUPER picky about where my 15 year cat will stay)? Our solution was to keep them with us (I don't easily release control over my pet OCD). We packed up our home and headed to Camping World early Friday morning. Luckily when we got there, they were fine with keeping Raja closed in the bedroom area and Wizard was allowed in the store. Whew, Raja will be [...]

Nostalgia.

By |November 20th, 2013|

We brought our world trip blog back from the dead and you no longer are required to create a log in. As many of you have moved forward in embracing your digital selves, so have we. If you are new to us then we hope this gives you something to peruse in our off hours. Some pages may not work as well as they did back in the day but the overall idea is still rendering ok. Thanks and we hope you enjoy. The old main page can be found by going to the menu and clicking blog ->world trip 2010. Or you can shortcut to the blog here. Also view the Road Trip Blog here. Tip: click the archive link to view blog pages via title and date.   Also the main blog is a bit of a bandwidth hog for us when we are out searching for every last drop of our internet connections. Hence we have decided to also link to an "EasyBlog" under the main blog menu above. This minimal blog will be a little more bandwidth conserving for us and we can edit it off-line then upload when we reconnect. I know that was a whole lot of blah..blah..blah. So here is where the apologies come in and don't fret we will let you know when we post on said blog right here.

Our Paradigm Shift.

By |September 21st, 2013|

Enough is enough! We will soon be embarking on our extended road-trip! For the second/third time! Roadblocks have been pushed through and the rig is ready to roll. We know we are being a bit repetitive in our excitement but hey this is real life. Sometimes the road is well paved and other times it gets a bit bumpy, and on a few occasions it can get impassable. The photo above is from our jeep in Tibet, an impassable land slide! The bottom photo is from our jeep in Nepal on the way to Kathmandu, it was more of a I hope we don't slip-n-slide! As you can see we have been on our fair share of rough roads. This time we have bided our time, while the monster has been upgraded with new A/C parts, by upgrading the house with new stuff. It turned out to be a two birds one stone kind of thing. The personal paradigm shift that we both are feeling is new which is weird since we both did this drop everything and travel thing not so long ago. This time it feels different. This time it feels like there are less reasons to return, which is exciting and freeing. We are trying to make it easy for family to follow us, so if you would like to receive an email whenever we do a post just check the "Notify me of new posts by email." box under the comments section and then leave a comment with your real email address. Earthtrekk will email you a link to confirm and bam! You are set up to receive each post as an email, dramatically reducing the need to visit the site. [...]