Cypress Grove Nature Park, Jackson, Tennessee

Making my way into Tennessee I decided to stop along the way at Cypress Grove Nature Park in Jackson, just off Interstate 40. Cypress Grove is an indigenous wildlife preserve with over a… Continue reading

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Arkansas

Before continuing my drive east I decided to go for a hike in Pinnacle Mountain State Park on the outskirts of Little Rock. There are two trails up the mountain and based on… Continue reading

Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

After finishing my Habitat for Humanity stint in New Mexico I headed back east. I took my time driving in order to read and generally relax so it was a few days before… Continue reading

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico. Or, Another Excuse to Post Pictures of Rocks.

On my day off from working on the build I headed west to City of Rocks State Park. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you may recall my previous uh,… Continue reading

Habitat for Humanity Build, Part 2

While I was in Las Cruces there were four houses being built side by side, each in different stages of construction, which allowed for a wide variety of tasks and learning opportunities. I… Continue reading

And Now For Something Completely Different: Habitat for Humanity Build, Las Cruces, New Mexico, Part 1

For the next couple weeks I stayed in Las Cruces, New Mexico volunteering with the Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity. I had signed up through the RV Care-A-Vanner program in which the Habitat… Continue reading

Dripping Springs Natural Area, Las Cruces, New Mexico

After leaving El Paso I drove up to Las Cruces, New Mexico and headed towards the Organ Mountains, which bound the city on the east. The Dripping Springs Natural Area is a BLM… Continue reading

Visiting Friends in El Paso, Part 4: The Rest

What else did we do? Well, of course we went back to the pool… but we also went bowling, played a lot of Clue and Uno, cooked dinners together, watched movies, took walks,… Continue reading

Visiting Friends in El Paso, Part 3: Sand Sledding at White Sands National Monument

Intrigued by the idea of sand sledding we decided to drive up to White Sands National Monument in New Mexico to give it a try. For those of you have done traditional snow… Continue reading

Visiting Friends in El Paso, Part 2: Hiking the Ron Coleman Trail at McKelligon Canyon

Chrissy also brought us to Franklin Mountains State Park to hike McKelligon Canyon, a steep hike up the canyon walls that offers spectacular views of El Paso and the surrounding countryside. About halfway… Continue reading