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Driving across the northern New Mexico on the way to Santa Fe was absolutely gorgeous and a bit nerve wracking. Not only did Route 66 have a nostalgic quality, but it’s a unique natural environment that begs for exploration. To our midwestern eyes, the desert flying by looking out the RV window was surreal, almost magical, like a character in an old western movie that refuses to die. It also has the ability to draw up images of horror movies…with a young couple… lost in the desert… running out of gas. Yes, this almost happened!

You’re able to experience amazing views as you feel completely engulfed by the tremendous power of nature. All of your senses will be heightened as you take in this truly amazing landscape. (Vernal Fall-Yosemite)

They say that everything is bigger in Texas. I know, I know. You’ve heard it 1000 times before. But after driving from the eastern boarder near Shreveport, LA, across the entire state to the northwestern panhandle, I can tell you from personal experience that Texas is absolutely huge. It took us about 11 hours of drive time to make this trip. That’s pretty incredible considering we were in the same state the… Read More

They say home is where the heart is. If that’s in fact true, then I would easily classify Ponte Vedra, FL, a beach community just south of Jacksonville, as part of my home. I lived there part of the summer between my Junior and Senior year of college for an internship with my aunt Kathy’s company, Raymond James Financial. In addition, Kathy and my uncle Matt (my dad’s brother), and my first… Read More

After leaving Charleston, I wasn’t sure what to expect regarding our next destination:  Savannah, Georgia. Rumors preceded it… “Savannah is a blue-collar Charleston”  “It’s the Jewel of Georgia”, “The St. Patty’s Day celebration is one of the best in the South”, and things of the sort.  Sometimes I don’t like to know anything about a city until I get there in order to have an unbiased opinion.  Some things that I might… Read More