Blogs authored by 'btower'

  • OUR TOP 5 (OR 7) SO FAR…

    Posted by  Brooke Tower on Wednesday, January 21, 2015


    1.       Glacier National Park, Montana
    2.       Yellowstone National Park/Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
    3.       Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
    4.       Yosemite National Park, California
    5.       Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park, California
    6.       Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
    7.       Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

    *We LOVE the National Park Service, and think they do an incredible job. We haven't been to a park we haven't enjoyed yet. $80 for the NPS park pass for the year h


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    Posted by  Brooke Tower on Tuesday, January 13, 2015

    Last week marked the official half-way point between when we left Michigan on June 14, 2014 and when we plan to return on August 1, 2015. Two-hundred and six days down, 206 days to go. The days often feel long, but the weeks and months have flown by. It is hard for me to grasp all the places we have visited, all the places we have lived, and all the people we have met.

    Every part of this process of traveling the 48 states in an RV has been filled with emotions--excitement, fear, anticipation, wo


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  • Rounding a Corner

    Posted by  Brooke Tower on Monday, December 15, 2014

    When we arrived in Arizona a week ago, for the first time we had to change our clocks forward rather than back. Arizona doesn't observe daylight savings time, so at the moment we are living on Mountain Time. It seems kind of strange to say, but it makes me feel closer to home to know that there is only a 2 hour time difference rather than the 3-hour difference we have been keeping in mind since we got to Coeur d' Alene, Idaho in September.

    We have now been on the road for 6 very full months. Hone