• National Parks,  North America,  Travel

    (New) Mexico Road Trip

    Last fall we did our first road trip as a family of four. I’ve been writing this post since then, 4 months later I’m finally done with it! This was our first trip since the world shut down, and we were pretty excited to get out and go somewhere after so long.    We went down to Mexico to visit Mauricio’s family and have them meet Genevieve. We’ve done this drive twice before, but this time we decided to make it a proper road trip and see all that we could of New Mexico instead of just cruising right on through it like we had before.  On the way down…

  • National Parks,  North America,  Travel

    Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

    While we spent most of our year pretty close to home. We did sneak in a few trips. One of those was to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado. It’s a place that, despite only being about 3 hours from us, I hadn’t heard of until this year. Also, to be completely candid, I saw it on TikTok so take that for what it’s worth. I saw it and put it in my memory bank and saved it for a week when we wanted to go camping. Although we did some local exploring this year, we really didn’t get much camping in. Our first trip of the…

  • National Parks,  North America,  Travel

    Grand Canyon

    January and February are probably my least favorite months of the year. The holidays are over, it’s still cold and the excitement of a winter wonderland has passed. Typically it’s the time of year that wanderlust sets in and we go on a trip. This year that isn’t happening though due to school and various other things. So instead I thought I’d take a few weeks and share some of our vacations. Maybe it’ll cure the wanderlust in me, or maybe it’ll make me spontaneously book plane tickets for us…This could be dangerous. This week I’ll focus on the first trip we did as a family of 3. The Grand…