Petroglyphs National Monument Volcanoes Trail

So, what did you do last Sunday? Us? We hiked around dormant volcanoes, that’s all. Sometimes I really have to stop and take account of just how unique and event filled our lives are. Yes. Last Sunday we went to the Petroglyphs National Monument Volcanoes Trail just outside of Albuquerque, … Continue reading

Mother’s Day In New Mexico

Mother’s Day was a week ago. And this year we spent Mother’s Day in New Mexico. However, unlike previous Mother’s Days, we did not spend it hiking on some monumental trail. This year was a little different. We began the Mother’s Day celebration as we commonly do, with Mama Nomad … Continue reading

Carlito Springs

Last Saturday we decided to take our first hike in New Mexico. Up until now, we have been preoccupied with city type events and exploring. We were missing the rural hiking, so Mama Nomad picked a short, 2 mile hike, near the Sandia Mountains, called Carlito Springs. What started as … Continue reading

Old Town Albuquerque

Plazas, the focal point of community life, were a common feature of Spanish colonial towns. In 1706, when Albuquerque was founded by Governor Francisco Cuervo y Valdez, it was no exception. Today, over 300 years later, the original plaza and the area around it still draws community life and visitors to it. … Continue reading

The Petrified Forest National Park

Eastern Central Arizona is a dry desert climate. That is especially true along I-40 between Flagstaff and New Mexico. Can you imagine this area sustaining a subtropical forest? At one time in history, millions of years ago, it did. And, some of those trees are still around for us to … Continue reading

Hunting For Dino Tracks

So, last week my parents, affectionately known as Lolo and BB, flew out. They rented a convertible and wanted to tour through Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. We welcomed into our home base and planned a day of hiking with them. They learned that there were some dinosaur tracks in the … Continue reading

Hike To The Babylon Arch

What would you consider as the perfect date to do with your spouse or significant other? Romantic dinner? Dancing? Movie? What about hiking through a semi-desert area with lizards, rabbits, sand and rock? Well, a couple of weeks ago I took Mama Nomad on that date, to hike to the Babylon … Continue reading

Los Angeles In A Day

Many people do not know this, but Daddy Nomad actually graduated High School in Southern California. Yep. I bounced back and forth between a high school in the Philippines and a few high schools in Southeast Los Angeles and Northeast Orange County. However, the Nomads, as a traveling family, had … Continue reading

Bryce Canyon National Park

What is a hoodoo? Ever heard of one? Wikipedia defines it as, “A hoodoo (also called a tent rock, fairy chimney, and earth pyramid) is a tall, thin spire of rock that protrudes from the bottom of an arid drainage basin or badland.” Located in Southern Utah among the many … Continue reading

Kolob Canyon

Many people have heard of Zion Canyon in Zion National Park. However, here is something not everyone is aware of. Did you know that Zion National Park is divided into two main sections, as it pertains to access by road? That is correct. Most of the population enter Zion National … Continue reading