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El Malpais, New Mexico


One of our favorite stops in New Mexico is El Malpais National Monument. Conveniently situated off of Interstate 40, El Mal is surrounded by tribal lands and the Cibola National Forest. It’s a great place to pause in the drive between Flagstaff and Albuquerque. The National Park Service has a free guide to the history and culture of the El…

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La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles, California


Wooly mammoths. Sabertooth tigers. Great toed sloths. Downtown Los Angeles, California. Yup. They were there. For reals. That black stuff they pave roads with? Tar. Bunches of it right in the middle of the City of Angels. And they’re still digging out fossils. We stepped off our 3rd bus in less than 2 hours and stepped back in time. A…

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Slow Travel with Children


Many people are hesitant to travel with children at all, much less undertake slow travel with children. I confess that with my grown children I attempted to undertake a slow travel lifestyle, but chickened out after 6 months. It wasn’t the cost, which was far less than what it was costing us to live in California. Nor was it the…

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Pikes Peak Cog Railway Adventure


Pikes Peak Cog Railway, located in Manitou Springs, Colorado, is a fantastic ride through dense spruce and aspen forests up to 14,000 feet. Our Pikes Peak Cog Railway Adventure started nearly 2 hours late. There were high winds on Pikes Peak, with gusts up to 90 mph. Because of this, we could only go up to 12,000 feet that day.…

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Pete’s Dragon


This summer we had the good fortune to see a number of movies on the big screen. A surprising favorite was Pete’s Dragon. I have to admit that I did not have great expectations of this movie. I did not much like the original. But I was impressed. New Story Line Bryce Dallas Howard (Grace Meacham) and Robert Redford (Mr.…

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