Saguaro National Park

Loma Verde Trail at Saguaro National Park East

This hike was on the east side of Tucson and was just under 4 miles. It was early November and we felt overwhelmed by the heat at the end of the hike. Definitely go early in the day. There were so many different cactus varieties and tons of huge Saguaro.

Meaher State Park, Spanish Fort, Alabama

We are current traveling back to West Yellowstone for another awesome year at Grizzly RV Park. Stop one is Meaher State Park in Spanish Fort, Alabama which was about a 10 minute ride to downtown Mobile on 98. We snagged a waterfront site and even though it was overcast, it was gorgeous. They have a .6 mile trail that goes out to a boardwalk where we saw tons of water fowl, bunnies and itty, bitty alligators. There was another large boardwalk and a boat ramp. Check in was super easy and the sites will fit the biggest RVs with plenty of room to spread out. We didn't use either of the two bathhouses but they appeared to be well maintained. There were quite a few seafood restaurants within a 5 minute drive and at least a half dozen breweries within a 15 minute drive. We will definitely stop here again.

JH Anderson, Jr Memorial Park, Rock Bluff Springs, Bell, Florida

No hike here yet but this is a gorgeous spot to take a dip in the small spring and have a picnic lunch. This is maintained by the Alachua Conservation Trust and there is at $5 fee for admission. If you are staying on the Santa Fe or Suwannee rivers, this park is a short drive from any of the local campgrounds. Just past the entrance is a bridge over the Suwannee. It's just gorgeous and there was parking at Rock Bluff boat ramp. Definitely a hidden gem in North Florida.

Busch Gardens Tampa with the family!


Lions, Tigers and Hyenas!

My sister treated us to Busch Gardens tickets while we were visiting and we had so much fun! No roller coasters for me but I LOVE seeing all the animals. It was warm that day so the animals were all napping by mid morning. Impossible Burgers are available in several of the restaurants and they have a brew pub overlooking the Serengetti so you can watch the animals and have a flight.