Houston, TX

For us, the highlight of Houston was Jon’s homecoming to the Johnson Space Center, where he spent a spring and two summers as a co-op during college. It was great to tour the space center and see all of the changes as well as his old friends who still work there. Day 106 – 109 November 16 –…

Austin, TX

The unique urban feel and the energy of Sixth Street made Austin one of my favorite cities of the trip. It also helped that two of our amazing friends took the time to visit us while in Austin. Day 104 – 106 November 14 – November 16, 2014 Miles 12802 – 12861 Our arrival into…

San Antonio, TX

Never having been to Texas I didn’t know what the cities would be like. Even through the weather was unusually cold and damp, San Antonio turned out to be delightful. Day 103 – 104 November 13 – November 14, 2014 Miles 12482 – 12802 There are not too many National Parks between New Mexico and…

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM

Carlsbad National Park’s unofficial motto seems to be “We aren’t the biggest cave, or the longest cave, but most of our visitors leave saying we are the most beautiful cave they’ve ever seen.” Day 102 November 12, 2014 Miles 12142 – 12482 Carlsbad Caverns National Park is located in southeast New Mexico. For us, it was…

Great Sand Dunes National Park, NM

As Jon and I headed south towards New Mexico from Denver, we found ourselves close to Great Sand Dunes National Park. Great Sand Dunes is a sand dune field created by erosion of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The park encompasses both the dune field and the foothills of the mountains as a nature preserve.…

Denver, CO

Even though both of us have been to Denver many times, it was still great to catch up with some friends and see some places we haven’t been to yet, especially before a huge cold front was to arrive! Days 96 – 99 November 6 – November 9, 2014 Miles 11160 – 11454 In Denver we…