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White Sands National Monument

White Sands National Monument

I’m not sure what I was expecting the first time we drove out to visit White Sands National Monument. Just an hour-and-a-half day trip from El Paso (driving through either Alamogordo or Las Cruces), it had been on our Fort Bliss bucket list for a while, and I can honestly say I hadn’t thought much about it until we […]

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San Antonio Mission Trail | Mission San Jose

Mission San Jose San Antonio Mission Trail

This post is part of the San Antonio Mission Trail series.  Click here to learn more about San Antonio Mission National Historical Park. Having first visited Mission Concepcion, our expectations were set pretty high for the second stop on our self-guided tour of the San Antonio Mission Trail, and we were not disappointed.  Mission San Jose (San […]

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San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

Mission San Jose San Antonio Mission Trail

Over the years, my husband and I have visited the legendary Alamo several times, but only after having lived in San Antonio for nearly twelve months did we learn that it is one of five historic missions you can tour today along the San Antonio River.  The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park  is home to four beautiful missions that take you […]

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San Antonio Mission Trail | Mission San Juan & Mission Espada

Mission San Juan San Antonio Mission Trail

This post is part of the San Antonio Mission Trail series.  Click here to learn more about San Antonio Mission National Historical Park. After our trip to Mission San Jose, we continued down the Trail to visit Mission San Juan and Mission Espada.  I decided to combine the two for the purpose of this post […]

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When Home is Not a Place

Before moving away to college, I’d only known two houses as home, and they sat just across town from one another. Eighteen years surrounded by familiar faces, places and the handful of friends I’d made when I was still in diapers. My husband, on the other hand, spent most of his childhood moving from one […]

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