Pinnacles National Park

The first trip we had to cancel in March 2020 was our spring break camping trip to Pinnacles National Park. We had another reservation and cancellation later that year, and I think even one more round of reserving and cancelling in 2021. So when we finally loaded up the camper Read more…

Central Oregon Coast

Our third stop on our Epic Summer Road Trip was the central Oregon Coast, for a visit with our grandparents. We normally visit once or twice a year, but hadn’t been able to visit since before, well, 2020. This was the first time we’d taken our Alto to the coast, Read more…

Lassen Volcanic National Park

This summer we embarked on an Epic Summer Road Trip, traversing two states, four national parks (and seashores), and visiting several new campgrounds. After just one successful camp weekend with our cats, we decided they were definitely ready to tackle twenty nights in the Alto and away from home. This Read more…

Camping with Cats

Two years ago, we adopted two cats from a local shelter, and since that day, Cloud and Solar have been integral members of our family. Spending time with them makes us happy and being away from them is tough. The only thing the boys dislike about camping (well, aside from Read more…

Last Hikes in Sequoia

Part Three of our Spring Break Series Our last day in Sequoia National Park turned out nothing like we planned. This spring, we were navigating two kinds of closures. Parts of the park were closed because there was still snow to be navigated. Parts of the park were closed because Read more…

Climbing Moro Rock

Part Two of our Sequoia Spring Break Trip I remember lots of amazing moments hiking with my family. Epic waterfalls in Olympic National Park. The elk we saw in Fern Canyon in Redwood National Park. So many hikes to beaches, where the guys would dig and dig and dig. A Read more…