An Oasis in the Desert

We’re always on the lookout for fun things to do as a family. While staying in SoCal, Dawn found that the San Andreas fault runs through Thousand Palms, creating a desert oasis complete with hiking trails. We took a day trip to see it for ourselves. We got there and asked the kids for their…

Living Desert Zoo

We recently spent three weeks in Palm Desert, CA. While we were there, we found a great place to visit with the kids for a field trip: The Living Desert Zoo. Living Desert Zoo was just a twenty-minute drive from our RV park, Thousand Trails Palm Springs RV Resort. As soon as we got there,…

Beach Fail?

We were all SO excited for our first So-Cal beach experience! There were so many beaches within driving distance of our base in Soledad Canyon that we weren’t really sure where to go. After some research, we settled on San Buenaventura State Beach due to how close it was and due to the weather forecast…

Hiking to Devil’s Kitchen

We’re staying in the mountains in Northern California, and when we checked out the fun things to do nearby, we realized we’re near a place called Lassen Volcanic National Park. The name alone was very intriguing to us – I mean, anything with volcanoes sounds interesting! – so we decided to go see what there…

Gold Panning near the Silver Bow Basin

Our next stop was Juneau where we hopped on a tour bus to go gold panning! Our tour guide entertained us with lots of Alaska puns as we made our way to the panning location. Once we stopped, he taught everyone to pan for gold using dirt that had been collected from another location earlier…