Amber in Wanderland
4 Months into RV Living on the Road
Updated: Jul 17, 2022
We have officially been on the road for 4 months and are currently in our 6th state, Nebraska! Since leaving California in February 2022 we have spent time in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming.
Along the way, we’ve learned the basics of boondocking in Sedona and enjoyed a simple life with limited electricity and water. My favorite stop while in Arizona was the Petrified Forest. The National Park exceeded all my expectations. I had expected a bunch of dead wood on the ground, but boy was I wrong. There was so much amazing history behind how the wood fossilized and the terrain was incredible. We also visited the ghost town of Jerome which had been on my bucket list for years. We explored Nelly Bly which is the world's largest kaleidoscope store before we headed over to Gold King Mine where we explored old historic buildings including a Blacksmith shop where we got to see a blacksmith at work. We also enjoyed feeding the goats and pigs on the property.
While traveling through New Mexico we experienced our first flat tire on the RV and truck within a 2-week time span. Luckily we were able to have the RV tire delivered to a local tire shop in Gallup overnight and did not have to wait a week as we had initially expected. We now travel with a spare RV and truck tire to be safe. My favorite adventure in New Mexico was a tie between visiting Los Poblanos Historic Inn in Albuquerque and Petroglyph National Monument. At Los Poblanos we enjoyed the day walking the beautiful property filled with Lavender fields and lavish gardens. The property has a bakery with the most delicious lavender coffee and sourdough bread I have ever tasted. We also enjoyed viewing and feeding the farm animals on the property. At the Petroglyphs, we viewed over 400 petroglyphs on volcanic rock that formed over 200,000 years ago. It is home to the largest protected petroglyph sites in North America and is truly spectacular. We also enjoyed celebrating Albuquerque’s 316th birthday by exploring in old town and listening to mariachi music.
While in Colorado we enjoyed many different activities. It is truly a nature enthusiast paradise that I can not narrow our trip down to one favorite stop. We absolutely loved exploring Cave of the Winds which is an underground cavern that is filled with stalactites and stalagmites that formed over 500 million years ago. Just a stone's throw from Cave of the Winds was Manitou Springs Cliff Dwellings. Ancient Pueblos that you can explore inside and learn about the history of the Native Americans that used to inhabit the structures. We also visited Colorado Wolf Wildlife Sanctuary where we got to visit and learn about endangered wolves. We enjoyed a short hike through The Garden of the God state park and enjoyed the beautiful views and formations that formed millions of years ago.
Wyoming was a state I had little expectations for and it surprisingly blew me away. The beautiful terrain of endless land and sky is unremarkable. Although this state was our shortest duration of just 6 days with the least amount of activities, it was incredible. We took a train tour at Terry Bison Ranch near Cheyenne where we fed bison and visited farm animals. While in Lusk, Wyoming we visited the Stagecoach Museum where we learned the history of Wyoming and saw many interesting artifacts. We saw two-headed cow and dinosaur fossils that were found in the state.
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