At the Corner of 5th Principle Meridian & Baseline

ToadDate 0382.10.15.17-AR In December of 1803 France transferred ownership of over 828,000 square miles of property to the U.S. This deal is known as the Louisiana Purchase, which doubled the size of the U.S. Fast forward to 1815. President Madison orders a survey of the acquisition, to provide land as payment for veterans of the … More At the Corner of 5th Principle Meridian & Baseline

Traveling Time

ToadDate 0372.10.05.17-TX The past few weeks we have spent in Texas, seeing family and friends. We have been in Malakoff, Frisco, Fort Worth, Arlington, San Antonio, Kerrville, Georgetown, Round Rock, Richmond, and Rockdale. The RV was parked in Malakoff and we drove our car to visit everyone. During this time Lamanda Higginbotham, my sister-in-law, died. … More Traveling Time

Arches National Park

ToadDate 0331.08.25.17-UT Just north of Moab, UT, you find the Arches National Park. This park is made up of sandstone mountains and hills. It is a place of wonder and color. In some of the places where the sandstone weathers, an arch or window is created. These natural formations provide glimpses at the world that … More Arches National Park

Teton Totality

ToadDate 0327.08.21.17-ID We have been in Driggs, ID, staying with some new friends, Dan and Nan. Their home sits on five acres facing the Grand Teton Mountains. The views from their front and back yards are amazing. They have allowed us to set up the RV on the property beside a garage so we don’t … More Teton Totality

Bees vs Sky Sox

ToadDate 0309.08.03.17-UT We arrived in Salt Lake City, UT, today. The city is in the middle of a heat wave, it may set a record for number of days above 100 degrees (I think it is 11 days). The city has mountains on the East and the Great Salt Lake on the Northwest and is … More Bees vs Sky Sox

Glenns Ferry Fun

ToadDate 0306.07.31.17-ID We have spent the last few days in the small town of Glenns Ferry, ID. The city is located on the shore of the Snake River and was a popular place for travelers on the Oregon Trail to cross the river. In the river are three islands (one is more like a sandbar) … More Glenns Ferry Fun