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

Utah Hiking Home Base

When looking for a home base in Southern Utah, there were a lot of factors we had to take into consideration. There were so many places we wanted to hike in the area, plus we wanted to go to Southern California and Las Vegas, Nevada. Well, after searching high and … Continue reading

Hike St George Website

While we stayed in Southern Utah, Mama Nomad came across one of the most useful sites we have ever seen for hiking. It is the Hike St. George website. This website seems to have some of the most accurate and comprehensive database of information as it pertains to directions to trails, … Continue reading

Four Wheeling

Last weekend The Nomads got access to an ATV and we went four wheeling. One thing about Southern Utah, there are lots of public lands that you can use. And you can almost throw a rock in any direction to hit a trail you can take an ATV on or … 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