Cochiti Lake

A scenic park with reasonable rates and new traveling friends. What more can you want?

We had no plans for New Mexico - so when Brandon Heath Cave let us know about Tent Rocks and Cochiti Lake we made our way over.

Gebbia Family

During the drive we learned that we had missed the Gebbia Family in Amarillo (literally visiting the same attractions on the same days) but they were planning on...

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Tent Rocks National Monument

Easily one of our favorite hikes ever, Tent Rocks offers slot canyons, bouldering, unusual rock formations, and an awesome top-of-the-trail view.

Located approximately 30 miles outside of Santa Fe, Tent Rocks National Monument is on an Indian reservation so there is an additional $5 cost to enter (even during Free National Park Week when we visited).

There’s no water and no visitor center...

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How Do You Plan Your Route?

Google maps open on the laptop. Atlas laid out on the kitchen table. National Park names swimming before your eyes.

The entire country is literally at your fingertips and your home on wheels is waiting in the driveway.

Now what?

How does your family plan their route? Obviously there are certain “don’t miss” things to see/places to go, but is there a good resource for finding those fun...

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Ditching Suburbia Sticker

Ditching Suburbia Sticker Sticker up your RV, boat, or water bottle with these Ditching Suburbia stickers from StickerMule.

They're approximately 3" x 3" and made from premium vinyl designed for outdoor use. They can even be run through a dishwasher.

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

We’ve made it to the Panhandle of Texas and our last Texas State Park. For now.

Overview

Palo Duro Canyon State Park is located 30 miles southwest of Amarillo. The canyon is 120 miles long and 20 miles wide. It is said that Palo Duro Canyon is the second largest canyon in the country, after the Grand Canyon. The park has:

  • 79 Campsites with electric/water, cabins, equestrian and primitive...

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Cadillac Ranch

Really?

Cadillac Ranch is on the I-40 frontage road in Amarillo?

I asked, “Is it even worth a stop?”

Mike answered, “Yes.”

So, we bought some cheap spray paint, parked alongside the road with another dozen RVs, and walked the 100 yards to the cars.

RV Museum

Free admission and a bus that starred in the movie RV? We’re there!

While in Amarillo every traveling family should stop at the RV museum!