Missing the Desert and the Open Road!

I am so ROAMSICK! The desert is calling and I'm stuck here killing time making necklaces. If it's not the coronavirus causing a lockdown it's some other crisis beyond our control. Life is so unpredictable! Now for some bad news. I have an update on the trip planning front. It looks like we may have... Continue Reading →

Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

I have a confession to make. Before our trip I'd only seen the desert from 35,000 feet. From that altitude it looked pretty beige, unappealing, and lifeless. When Mr. McGee suggested going to the desert for our spring vacation I agreed (at first) because I love him and not because it was anywhere near the... Continue Reading →

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Mammoths & Camels in Texas?

When I was a little girl I wanted to become a paleontologist - a real life down on bad knees, aching back, dirt under your nails, leather-skinned paleontologist. But life happens; college is expensive; I realized it probably wasn't a practical dream and I went into business management where I could receive free on the... Continue Reading →

Bugs, Spiders & The Kincaid Recreation Area

We said goodbye to Falling Waters State Park and started driving west. Our plan was to make good time by driving the interstates as we headed to the Kisatchie National Forest and the Kincaid Recreation Area where we planned to stay for the night, but road construction, distracted drivers and more than our fair share... Continue Reading →

Florida’s Tallest Waterfall

Day one - Falling Waters State Park Our first adventure began with a little change in scenery. We left the space coast and headed toward the northwest corner of the state where we stopped at Falling Waters State Park to camp for the night. After driving for almost 8 hours, and crossing one time zone,... Continue Reading →

How it Began

We're the McGees. In 2018, finding ourselves empty nesters, we took our first real vacation. We loaded the SUV with a mattress & pillows, our camera, dehydrated food, water, and a few camping essentials then headed west from Florida. That trip changed our lives forever. It was the first time Mrs. McGee saw the desert... Continue Reading →

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