Unwinding in Flag

There are times when life gets so busy that we just need to carve in time to step away for a breather. It seems that the biggest challenge for us since moving back to the U.S. is finding a balance between our natural inclination to spend every weekend outside and the intense pressure to sign […]

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Trying for some Autumn

We live in the Sonoran desert.  It is October and hasn’t dipped below a high of 90 but one day, so far, but Halloween is coming and pumpkin spice crap is slathered all over the place giving us the vibe that we are totally missing out on fall.  I really crave crunchy rotting leaf smell […]

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Climbing Jacks Canyon

After standing on the corner in Winslow, Arizona, the Rambling Family drove south for a half hour on route 87, turned onto a dirt road, opened the barbed wire fencing, and drove through.  After Avi closed it up, we continued on the rough dirt road to a vague camping area at the top of Jack’s […]

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Shutting Down the Park

The Petrified Forest and Painted Desert National park is always a fun surprise because there really is NO forest.  We took the kids there, and like clockwork they got out of the car to exclaim, “where are the trees?” “Look on the ground,” I’d reply.  And, there, the rocks tell the tale. “Those are the […]

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On a mission for cooler temps

It has been hot, super hot, 104 or more, for months, and though I escaped the hottest part of the summer with our big road trip, being hot this last month has been enough to make us all ready for a reprieve. Don’t get me wrong; we love the sun and blue skies and daily […]

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Back to School

After a summer living in the camper, it was nice to come home and have a couple weeks of staycation. Then, it got a bit boring. Kids were fiesty and picking on each other. We needed to get things rolling with school.

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Spring Schooling

It’s been a bit of a self induced stressful spring.  We are busy at home working on the house and the backyard and figuring out Bryan’s job. But on top of that is the challenge of decisions regarding schooling the kids.

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Cave Creek

One of the reasons we have been excited about a move back to America is the opportunity to take our kids backpacking; something hard to come by in the same way overseas.  So, with new backpacks for the kids, we started out!  Bryan took Zoe out a few weekends ago on a fun overnight trip […]

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Renaissance Festival

The Arizona Renaissance Festival is now in full swing!  We were there yesterday to take in the first day of crazed excitement.

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