Wrap Up and Mountain Home, Idaho – RV Road Trip: Six States in Three Weeks Series

It finally happened.  Our last stop on our three week trip.  Nooooo!!  It was hard to face the fact that our family adventure was almost over.  Just one last day of driving.  Five-hundred thirty miles to go and then it was back to reality.  Kids back to school.  My husband back to work.  And me back to being a stay-at-home mom.  And that was…good.  My family and I are very blessed and very thankful.  That is one of the many things I learned from our vacation.

Family Arches

So as I began writing about this adventure, I titled one of my posts, The RV Road Trip that Changed My Life.  It’s true.  This experience was life changing in so many ways.  One of the most important lessons was about stuff.  I did NOT miss one single thing from home.  I learned that all I needed was my family (and friends!  Of course we missed y’all).  But really, all the things I have sitting back at home, or all the things on my mental wish list, are completely insignificant.  That is a good feeling. [Read more…]

The RV Road Trip that Changed My Life

Five people.  192 square feet.  Three weeks.  This is the story of how a road trip changed my life.  My family and I left behind our routines on March 30, 2013 to drive through six states.  I can still feel the butterflies in my stomach as we were pulling away from our house.  Our goal was to spend time together, reconnect, see new places, and just have fun together.  It was the best trip of our lives!

Trip Overview

We drove a total of 3,900 miles through Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Utah, and Idaho.  Family ArchesWhen we were in the planning stages, we wanted to see and do everything.  Initially, we had so many stops on our road trip, that we were only staying a couple nights at each RV Park or campground.  We quickly realized that we needed to cut back on the sights to give us time to really relax and explore at each location.  We can always return later on another trip to see the stuff we missed, right?!

Our trip focused mostly on California, Arizona, and Utah.  In California, we spent time in Big Sur, Sequoia National Park and Disneyland.  Arizona was all about the Grand Canyon.  And in Utah, we stayed in Moab to visit Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Dead Horse State Park. [Read more…]

Up Next : Six States in Three Weeks

Follow our RV camping road tripUS Map through six states!  In April 2013, we took the kids out of school and took the best RV trip we’ve had to date.  I will start a weekly series about the journey, the places we stayed, any tips, and much more.  Subscribe to the blog with your email to keep up-to-date with the experience.  Thank you and Happy Travels!

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