Joshua Tree National Park

imag2656This was not a park I envisioned myself visiting when we started out on this adventure. After Sarah suggested we visit Craters Of The Moon and it turned out to be a great day-trip, I have been more open minded about places we visit. Originally we had picked a spot with water and electricity to stay for a few days while we explored the park. A super nice park ranger and I had a discussion though and she suggested we stay inside the park further at a camp called Jumbo Rocks. We filled up with water and then took her img_9652advice. Jumbo Rocks was in the middle of the National Park and like it’s name implies it had large boulders all around it. Although it was extremely difficult to get a spot and we barely fit into the one we settled on, it was an amazing camp and we enjoyed it thoroughly.

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Sunny SoCal

img_7497Before we knew for sure that we would sell our house and most of our possessions to go on the road full time, we had been planning for our family vacation.  The destination……San Diego!  There were a couple of reasons for choosing this location.  Our vacation destinations had to be within driving distance, as paying for five people to fly would basically deplete the vacation fund before we even arrived.  San Diego was somewhere we had never been and has many family friendly attractions.  The big reason for choosing San Diego; however, was that for the whole month of October kids go free (with adult ticket purchase of course) to all the major attractions.  This was going to save us some serious dough.  So why change plans?  No reason we could see and so to San Diego we did go!

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