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February, March, and April on the Road

Wow. It’s hard to believe we’ve now been on the road for a little over 6 months! Here’s a few numbers and a bunch of photos to capture some of our adventures from the past 3 months.

The Numbers

  • 8,913 miles traveled
  • 13 National parks/monuments visited
  • 25 friends/family members seen
  • 3 oil changes and 1 new transmission

The Photos

February began with a quick trip into Mexico – the pastries were a big hit!

Checking out the sights at Big Bend National Park.

These two did an awesome job on a 4-mile hike with a significant incline! (Perhaps bribed by candy every 5 minutes…)

Working on their Junior Ranger books at Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Hiking at Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

Quintin turned 5 in February! He wanted a robot cake!

We also surprised him with a Lightning McQueen piñata we picked up while in Mexico (and had to hide in the truck for 2 weeks)

Hot springs!

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

Sledding down the dunes at White Sands National Monument.

What happens when it gets too cold to camp? HOTEL TIME!

Salvation Mountain – what a crazy, incredible, WEIRD work of art!

“East Jesus” – it’s like a Mad Max film crossed with an art gallery.

What happens when all of the campgrounds are full at Joshua Tree National Park? You get to camp here.

Climbing around on the rocks at Joshua Tree National Park.

Taking the Junior Ranger oath.

Death Valley National Park.

Sequoia National Park.

We’ve visited LOTS of children’s museums on the trip. Somehow a pit of sand is always more interesting than any of the fancy exhibits.

San Diego Zoo.

Easter Sunday at one of the many churches we’ve been visiting along the journey. The child-to-egg ratio here was Quintin and Eliza approved.

Nemo and Dory.


This is what 3 days at Disneyland did to these two.

After Southern California, we started making our way up the coast. We camped not too far from this spot!

Pinnacles National Park – working on another Junior Ranger book.

An elephant seal rookery. SO MANY SEALS!

Hiking to a waterfall at Limekiln State Park along the Big Sur coastline in California. Beautiful place.