Sunday, July 31, 2016


Jenn 7.31.2016
Today the contractors took the old windows out, re-framed the wall, and put the windows back in with the double door!

Saturday, July 30, 2016


Jenn 7.30.2016
We are rolling steel fence posts for the big shade structure because the PVC pieces weren't strong enough to withstand desert winds.

Friday, July 29, 2016


Jenn 7.29.2016
I went shopping for some summer clothes! I found teal pants!

Sunday, July 24, 2016


Jenn 7.24.2016
We hiked to a natural arch (which is what I'm looking at) while Romy's parents were visiting. The arch was in the Malpais National Monument, an area of volcanic flows (but the arch was in sandstone formed by ancient dunes).

Saturday, July 23, 2016


Jenn 7.23.2016
While Romy's parents were visiting, we stopped at a cafe in Pie Town, NM. We had pie of course! I had a coconut custard pie that was the best pie I ever ate! (with ice cream)

Friday, July 22, 2016

Jenn & Romy

Jenn Romy 7.22.2016
We went on a hot air balloon ride with Cloud Walker out of a field near Belen, NM. It was sooooooo cool! This was taken as we were lifting off.

Thursday, July 21, 2016


Jenn 7.21.2016
We are grilling on the back deck for the first time ever while Romy's parents are visiting.

Saturday, July 9, 2016


Jenn 7.9.2016
We set up the yurt at the South Ruby Marsh Campground in the Ruby Valley in the National Wildlife Conservation Area. Now with the new windows and floor, the yurt is so much more awesome! Plus the campground was nice and quiet and had a perfectly flat gravel area for the yurt.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Romy & Jenn

Romy 7.8.2016
Jenn 7.8.2016
We took a long hike in the Ruby Mountains today on the Crest Trail. It was sooooo nice and so much better than I expected! We were over 10k feet!

Thursday, July 7, 2016


Jenn 7.7.2016
We ate at the Star Hotel, an old Basque restaurant in Elko, NV. The Basque people are originally from the French and Spanish mountainous region and were traditionally shepherds. Many moved to Nevada where they were also shepherds.

Sunday, July 3, 2016


Romy 7.3.2016
Romy is sitting on a lawn chair, ratchet strapped to the roof, and shooting a huge propane blow torch! This is my National Geographic picture which shows what 4th of JuPlaya is all about!

Saturday, July 2, 2016


Romy 7.2.2016
So, Romy and Toby got this crazy idea to ratchet strap a chair to the roof of Toby's car and add some LEDs! The second night, we perfected it.

Friday, July 1, 2016


Romy 7.1.2016
This is our beautiful camp at 4th of JuPlaya this year. Thats Crusty by the motorcycle, and Romy is in the white shirt helping Eric cook burgers. The American flag is on a 20 foot pole of conduit.