Sunday, April 2, 2017

1600 miles of fun- Where we stayed {Part 3}

For our trip I decided to check out AirBNB and we found two great places to stay in the Santa Fe area.

The first place we stayed was Casa Kachina on Turquoise Trail near Madrid, NM. It was an Cute adobe style house and Deb was an amazing host!!  The weather was perfect so we opened the windows and enjoyed the fresh air and breathtaking views.

Our second stop was in Santa Fe at a Country Guest, with our host Knut. Kunt and his wife provided us with fresh eggs and homemade bread. My daughters loved seeing the chickens, geese, and their friendly dog.

To read more about our trip check out these blog post

1600 Miles of Fun {Part 1} Amarillo, TX

1600 miles of fun Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument {Part 2} 


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

1600 miles of fun Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument {Part 2}

This year my daughter was able to get the Every Kid in a park, National Parks 4th grade pass.  We put her NP pass to use this past fall when we drove to New Mexico on our road trip.

About the pass:
Beginning each September, if you are a US fourth grader (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age) you can download your own voucher to gain unlimited, free access to any federal lands or waters for a year! Head over to to learn more.

On our way to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument we stopped at the Blue Hole
in Santa Rosa, NM.

Blue Hole appears in the midst of the desert like a great blue gem. ( Agua Negra Chiquita) Once known as Blue Lake, it is one of seven sister lakes connected underground by a vast system of water. The water is a constant 62 degrees.

 Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is a remarkable outdoor laboratory, offering an opportunity to observe, study, and experience the geologic processes that shape natural landscapes.  The National Monument, on the Pajarito Plateau in north-central New Mexico, includes a national recreation trail and ranges from 5,570 feet to 6,760 feet above sea level.  It is for foot travel only, and contains two segments that provide opportunities for hiking, bird watching, geologic observation, and plant identification.

We hiked both the cave loop and slot canyon trail. The girls loved climbing and hiking. We had a picnic lunch after our hike and we stopped on the way out and turned in their booklet for another Junior Ranger Badge.

Friday, February 3, 2017

1600 Miles of Fun {Part 1} Amarillo, TX

Back in October my daughters had a week off of school for fall break, I decided to head to New Mexico, the land of enchantment, for our adventure. Our first stop was to visit some friends in Amarillo, TX. This was our first trip to the panhandle and while we were there we stopped at Cadillac Ranch and Palo Duro Canyon.

We made a quick stop at Cadillac Ranch. The girls enjoyed spray painting the cars.

The  day we stopped at Palo Duro it was about 85 degrees. It was hot so we didn't hike far. We did get to see some amazing views!  The girls also completed the Jr. Ranger Program.  We look forward to going back to go hiking again when the weather is cooler.

Palo Duro Canyon is called the Grand Canyon of Texas. It is the second largest canyon in the country.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Air 1 Postive Hits Tour 2016

Last August my daughter turned ten. I can't believe how fast time goes by, I blinked and she turned into this beautiful young lady. She has the biggest heart!

We love listening to Air1 Positive Hits in the car and she mentioned she would love to go to the concert when she heard about it on the radio.  She was very excited when I gave her tickets for her birthday for the concert and it just happened to be the weekend of her birthday. She is a huge fan of Hollyn!  We stood in line after to get all of their autographs

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The girls shirts from Truth Ink Apparel

Friday, September 2, 2016

Another Road Trip to Glen Rose, Texas

 We went back to Glen Rose, TX in June for some fun with friends.  It was right after we received a ton of rain and the area around Glen Rose has flooded.  Despite not being able to go into the water we had a really fun time at Dinosaur Valley State Park and Downtown Glen Rose.

We stayed the night at the Best Western in Glen Rose. I would highly recommend this hotel, the rooms were nice and the kids loved that there was more than one pool. They also had a great breakfast and of course we made our own Texas State Waffles.

I loved browsing the shops on the square. We ate lunch at The Green Pickle. They had the best burgers and of course we tried the fried pickles.  The pie and soda was amazing at Pie Peddlers. 

We also drove over to City Beach Park in Granbury to spend half the day. The beach was a little washed out from all the rain but we still enjoyed it. They also have a little splash pad for the little ones. Adults can rent Paddle boards during the summer.