Picks and Pans – Whirlwind trip through Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado


Highway 60 from Globe to Show Low, AZ

After much too brief of a stop at my sister Vanessa’s house, we began a new phase of the road trip — the all driving, minimal stopping, hauling of our behinds to get across the country in time to spend Christmas with my grandparents in western […]

Picks and Pans – West Texas and Southern New Mexico

PICKS: McKittrick Canyon hike in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Not only is Guadalupe Mountains National Park located conveniently close to Carlsbad Caverns, it also has some killer hikes and is strikingly beautiful in that desert kind of way. We decided on hiking McKittrick Canyon because we arrived too late for Carlsbad Caverns or the hike […]