From Camping In National Forest To Soaking In Hot Springs

Updates from my week of Monday July 11th to Sunday July 17th, 2022.

July 2022



  • Santa Fe, NM
  • Carson National Forest, NM
  • Pagosa Springs, CO
  • Durango, CO
  • Moab, UT

Phew! All over the map!

Leaving Santa Fe

On my last full day with Grant and Sahyli we spent it in the best way:

  • Morning at a coffee shop
  • Lunch at a Mexican restaurant
  • Then game night

I sparked a little desire and fun for playing board games this night. After a day out and about (and really the past 2ish weeks) I honestly didn’t really know what I wanted to do… I kinda threw the idea out of Settlers of Catan and we rolled with it. Lots of fun!

Pit Stop

Took a quick stop at Ghost Ranch, a common summer destination for Georgia O’Keeffe to paint.

Instead of painting I got ice cream 🙂

Camping in Carson National Forest, NM

After a couple hours I was tired from driving. I started thinking about stopping for a quick nap before continuing north. I passed by a National Forest sign and swiftly did a u-turn to find a spot to nap. I indeed found a spot, but then I thought well maybe I’ll just stay the night since it’s already late afternoon.

Well a night turned into about 4 days… lol

I wrote more about my couple days in these posts:

Pagosa Springs

I ran out of my 2gal drinking water so I headed out. I stopped in Pagosa Springs for a quick pit stop and it turned into a whole afternoon (getting the theme here yet? lol).

I wrote more about that in this post:


I stopped in Durango for about a day and a half just to get a taste and explore a little.


By nightfall I had made it to Moab. I grabbed some (actually amazing) tacos and called it a night.

MAN it was hot in Moab! Holy smokes! It was 108° when I arrived. I’ll come back another time 😅

What’s Next

Onwards to Salt Lake City!


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