Three Days in Vegas

I have wanted to go back to Las Vegas since our trip last year. We weren’t there long enough to do much, so I knew we had to plan another vacation to make up for it. My only requirements were that we travel between April and May for the cooler weather and do everything we didn’t have […]

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Desert Vacation – Joshua Tree – Part 3

We hit the ground running the moment we entered Joshua Tree. Based on our unfortunate experience at Death Valley, we made sure to stop at the visitor center and check to see if the campgrounds were open. Luckily, the weather was in the 70’s at night, so we drove straight to our campsite and set up our […]

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Desert Vacation – Death Valley – Part 2

Before officially heading into Death Valley, we stopped at the Rhyolite ghost town right outside of Beatty, NV. Thanks to Google, I learned that Rhyolite began as a mining town in the early 1900s. The city offered things like running water, electricity, and transportation as well as a bank, school, and stock exchange. The town thrived for a several years […]

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Desert Vacation – Las Vegas – Part 1

Recently, Mike and I went on a week-long trip to Nevada and California. We spent two nights in Las Vegas, one night in Death Valley, and four nights in Joshua Tree. I was excited about spending time in Las Vegas, but less than enthused about camping in the desert for five days. Not exactly what I had in mind […]

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The Outer Banks – Part 3

To celebrate my dear cousin’s birthday, we took a trip to Roanoke Island. What’s so special about this island, you ask? Roanoke Island is home to one of the biggest mysteries in history, according to my uncle. Picture this- the first English settlers arrive on US soil. The first English child is born. A man […]

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