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

Digging for Diamonds

ToadDate 0379.10.12.17-AR The diamond is the state gem of Arkansas. In Murfreesboro, Arkansas is the Crater of Diamonds State Park. This is the only place in the world where you can dig for diamonds and keep all you find. The digging field is 37 acres with washing stations and a place you can rent all … More Digging for Diamonds

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