The Great House

The Sonoran Desert has proven to be a challenging place for both people and plants to survive.  Just as plants have had to adapt to live in an area that only receives ten inches of rain annually, so have the people who choose to live in the desert.  The Ancestral Sonoran Desert people, who lived … Continue reading The Great House

Desert Botanical Garden – Phoenix

We have settled down for the month of November near the town of Casa Grande, AZ.  Staying in one spot for a while has allowed us to meet some wonderful people and has given Celia a chance to do some painting. RVers are very friendly folks and just naturally have fun together.  Here is no … Continue reading Desert Botanical Garden – Phoenix

White Sands National Monument

Otherworldly locations seem to be the theme of the last few weeks travels with visits to Valley of Fires, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, and now White Sands National Monument. We have been in the Chihuahua Desert during this time and have had a variety of experiences. We were able to visit the largest gypsum dunefield … Continue reading White Sands National Monument

Spooky Caverns

Since Halloween is just around the corner, this seems like the perfect time to tell you about our visit to Carlsbad Caverns, a series of dark caves full of bats! Established in 1930, Carlsbad Caverns National Park protects a system of more than 119 caves located under the rocky, cactus-covered Chihuahua Desert. These caves have … Continue reading Spooky Caverns