Camping in the Desert

One of the joys of homeschooling is that we have a very flexible schedule.  This year, we took off for three weeks in October to travel through Arizona and New Mexico.  The picture above is from Catalina State Park in AZ – what a beautiful place, so different from NC! On our first night of…

Off the Beaten Path

I had two years’ worth of travel and exploration that I was trying to cram into a two-week itinerary.  This was my first visit to the southwestern United States and I had been looking forward to it and planning this trip for over a year.  I had never seen the Grand Canyon or Carlsbad Caverns,…