Sabbatical Days 14 & 15: Going with the Flow at the CO National Monument and Arches National Park

We are kicking off our sabbatical with a week-long camping trip to Utah. Granted, we’ve already technically kicked it off with some shorter two day trips with our parents, but this is the “can we really do this and survive” trip. We’ll be spending nearly 24 hours a day with each other and our dogs … More Sabbatical Days 14 & 15: Going with the Flow at the CO National Monument and Arches National Park

Sabbatical Days 2-4: Camping with Mom at Boyd Lake State Park

Where am I? Boyd Lake State Park, Loveland, Colorado Image(s) of the day(s): Fears faced: Letting Tucker and Molly off leash when I wasn’t supposed to! I’m so paranoid I’ll get caught or they’ll run off! But they had so much fun playing in the lake! The worst thing that happened was Molly rolled around all … More Sabbatical Days 2-4: Camping with Mom at Boyd Lake State Park

Practice Makes Perfect: Pop Up Camping “Test Camp” at Cheyenne Mountain

Trent has been wanting to take the camper out for a “test camp” since we bought it in January. I have been nervous about getting too far ahead of the warm weather. But March in Colorado is here, and we are doing this! No snow for us, thankfully (March is the snowiest month), and the high … More Practice Makes Perfect: Pop Up Camping “Test Camp” at Cheyenne Mountain

Sabbatical essential: Meet the Freedom Machine, our home away from home

A few weeks ago, we fully committed to our sabbatical in yet another tangible way.  We bought a used popup camper.  After doing the math, we figured out it would be cheaper to invest in this little beauty rather than in hotel stays as we spend six months traveling around to the National Parks (Sabbatical … More Sabbatical essential: Meet the Freedom Machine, our home away from home