Loving Our National Parks to Death

We have spent the past three summers as volunteer campground hosts at the Apgar campground in Glacier National Park. We love Glacier – and this year so did 2.25 million others. This past October, Glacier set an all time attendance record (with 3 months still remaining). We didn’t have to wait for the official count. … Read more

Mission San Xavier del Bac

Really? A spectacular mission in the middle of the desert? It’s true, and what an amazing discovery for us! The Mission also known as the “White Dove of the Desert,” was founded by Father Eusebio Kino in 1692 with the building built under the direction of Franciscan Fathers Juan Bautista Velderrain and Juan Batista Llorenz … Read more

Abiquiu: Georgia O’Keeffe Country

After pulling up stakes in Santa Fe, we headed 50 miles north to the Core of Engineers Riana Campground on Lake Abiquiu. Perfect. At this time in April the campground was mostly empty which translates to quiet and peaceful. The views of Abiquiu Lake with the backdrop of Cerro Pedernal and the amazing pallet of … Read more

Behind the Scenes – On Being a Volunteer Camp Host

Almost a day never goes by without someone commenting, “boy I sure would like your job”, followed by, “how did you get to be a camp host?” How we became camp hosts We have been traveling by RV and camping since 1997. For many of those years we talked about becoming camp hosts. In 2010 … Read more