Camping, desert, & small space living

green bridge among changing trees at sweetwater wetlands park in tucson arizona

Fun Free Things in Tucson: Sweetwater Wetlands Park

Just off interstate 10 and tucked back into a collection of various commercial buildings, there’s an unexpected goldmine for photographers, birders, and nature enthusiasts. Originally built as a facility to process water from a reclamation plant, Sweetwater Wetlands Park now serves as an urban oasis for wildlife, an outdoor classroom …

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arizona monsoon thunderstorm with rain and lightning

What You Should Know About the Arizona Monsoon

When we told people we were moving to the desert, the objection we got the most was the perceived lack of seasons in Arizona. It’s just cactus and dirt, right? “I could never live in a place without seasons.” The truth is that there are seasons here, and every season …

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torn apart power inverter in a motorhome

Our First Full-Time RV Setback

It started on a strange May evening in the Sonoran desert. I guess I should explain what “strange” means in a place where 20+ feet cacti grow like trees in a forest. Strange means rain. And with the rain came wind and lightning. I hunkered down inside with a few …

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