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Stories from 2014

January 2014 – Texas, New Mexico, Arizona

New Year’s in Houston, Texas
I hope the sunsets never get old
Having Friends Over to Play
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
White Sands National Monument
Tucson, Boondocking with Friends, and Saguaro National ParkSaguaro National Park, Tuscon
Airstream Boondocking with the Pros
How We Turned Our Kids Into Awesome Readers

February 2014 – Arizona, Southern California

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
LDS Gilbert Temple Open House
Airstream Meet Up with Where Is Kyle Now?
I’ve Unexpectedly Fallen in Love with Homeschooling
13 Tips for Visiting Disneyland with Young Kids
How to Make Your Phone Last all day at Disneyland
Cara Meets Buzz Lightyear
The Mormon Battalion Museum in San Diego

March 2014 – Southern, Central, Bay Area California

Airstream Meet-up with Repairstream
Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego
Point Mugu, Pismo Beach, and SLO
We Randomly Decide to Camp in Our Tent
Natural Bridges State Beach
Point Reyes National Seashore
We Get Soaked at Muir Woods National Monument

April 2014 – Northern California; Nevada; Lehi, Utah

Pizza, Date Night, and San Fran
Airstream Meet-up with AD-VO-DNA
Airstream Meet-Up with AudreyAirstream
Airstream on the Bonneville Salt Flats
A Fresh Start
Re-Entry
Trying to Keep Balanced and Failing Miserably
100% Honesty – I’m Not Doing so Great
A Lighter Load
The First Yard Sale

May 2014 – Lehi, Utah; Southern Utah Sanity Trip

Working on Projects & Exploring Around Our Home Base
5 Reasons You Will Love Thanksgiving Point’s Museum of Natural Curiosity
Adventurous Mothers
Intermission – Taking a Break and Heading Out in the Airstream
Cara’s Birthday, Yuba Lake & Fremont Indian State Parks
Exploring Southern Utah State Parks
Slowing Down
Memorial Day, Zion National Park, and Signing Away the House

June 2014 – Lehi, Utah; Southern Utah; Nevada; California

We Rent a Storage Unit, Hike a Mountain and Celebrate with Family
Work, Projects, and Play in Utah
We Leave the Lehi House and Head to Bryce Canyon
Bryce Canyon, Cedar Breaks & Great Basin National Parks
The Astronomy Festival at Bryce Canyon National Park
The Wildflowers at Cedar Breaks National Monument
Back to Salt Lake City Because My Husband Loves Me
Golden Spike, Ruby Mountains and Lake Tahoe – Putting on Some Miles
Golden Spike National Historic Site
Jess Almost Has a Heart Attack in the Ruby Mountains
Hanging out in Petaluma, California

July 2014

Leaving the Redwoods & Heading to Oregon

August 2014

Oregon Caves & Bend Lava Tubes
Celebrating Andrew’s 7th Birthday – Grants Pass, OR & Camp Dakota
Hiking to the Top of Wizard Island in Crater Lake National Park
Grants Pass, Medford & Video of our Wizard Island Hike

September 2014

Trail of 10 Falls in Silver Falls State Park
The Scenic Colombia River Gorge
Vaux’s Swift Birds & Meeting RovingRiveted
Portland, Battle Ground, and Lake Alder
Celebrating Rachel’s Birthday in Portland, OR & Elbe, WA

October 2014

Vancouver British Columbia to Whidbey Island
Ebey’s Landing National Historic Preserve
Whidbey Island & Port Townsend
We Take Our House on a Boat
Hoh Rainforest & Werewolves in La Push
Hiking the Astoria Column & Nehalem Bay
Crabbing on the Oregon Coast at Kelly’s Brighton Marina
Hiking Cascade Head in Lincoln City, OR
Could I Live in the Pacific Northwest?
I’ll Never Look at Yogurt Pretzels the Same Way Again
Getting a Little Homesick Over Halloween
It’s a Little Frosty This Halloween

November 2014

Bend, the Painted Hills & Lava Beds National Monument
Visiting John Day Fossil Beds in Eastern Oregon
Sam Flies Out for a Conference and Leaves Us in Oregon
Rogue River Valley & Headed South
Thanksgiving in California

December 2014

Christmas Advent Activity Calendar
Finishing Up Projects, Marin Headlands, & Oakland
Our Kids Complete the Most Epic Hike EVER in Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park to Rainbow Basin, CA
Coming to Terms with Christmas in a House
Tubing at Gorgoza Park