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Adventures In Death Valley

By Trina Gunzel | May 11, 2017

If you ever get the chance to visit Death Valley in the spring, it is gorgeous! The weather isn’t too hot yet and there are wild flowers everywhere!  We managed to get there after they had a lot of rain so there were plants blooming that aren’t typically seen and there was standing water in…

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The Biggest Surprise In Las Vegas!

By Trina Gunzel | May 10, 2017

A Day of Exercise and Learning We have decided to spend a few months in Nevada so, we are determined to find the MOST FAMILY FRIENDLY things to do. Typically, I would not have thought of the Las Vegas area as a place I would want to take my children for rich educational experiences.  But,…

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Living The Dream

By Trina Gunzel | May 5, 2017

Living The Dream Have you ever dreamed of living the life that you wanted and you just don’t know how to make it happen? We designed an 8 week plan that took us from our future dream life to implementing it and we’re SO GRATEFUL we did. Jon and I were sitting at home in Missouri…

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New State Of Life

By Trina Gunzel | Apr 23, 2017

New State Of Life We ended up driving to Pahrump, NV where we got a great monthly rate at Wine Ridge RV Resort and Cottages.  Here’s there site if your’e interested in learning more about what they have to offer: http://wineridgervresort.com/ Our friends had traded us memberships to an elite training facility called Front Sight,…

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Slow and Steady

By Trina Gunzel | Apr 23, 2017

On the road again… Headed out of Williams, AZ we took our time because of the wind advisory and stopped for lunch in Kingman, AZ.  Historical Kingman is really cute and we enjoyed checking out the Locomotive Park, too.   They are adding a lot of new shops and restaurants so it will be a…

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The Joy Is In The Journey

By Trina Gunzel | Apr 18, 2017

The Joy Is In The Journey After returning to Pine to get our kiddos and say goodbye to family, we hosted a pizza party to visit with local friends.   It was so much fun getting hugs and catching up with everyone!   We headed up the Rim and it was nice to see so…

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Road Trip Warriors!

By Trina Gunzel | Apr 18, 2017

ROAD TRIP WARRIORS! The next day, we traveled on through Globe, past Roosevelt Lake, visited family in Tonto Basin, then headed up to the Mogollon Rim area.  (There are a lot of campgrounds near Roosevelt Lake we’ve enjoyed staying at before, but you need to get a Tonto Pass first at one of the stores…

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A Beautiful New Mexico Evening

By Trina Gunzel | Apr 18, 2017

New Mexico – land of the beautiful sunsets After San Antonio, we headed on to Lordsburg, NM where we stayed at the simple and quiet Lordsburg, KOA.  We were so grateful to be stopped for a night and enjoy a beautiful sunset.  Here’s the link if you ever want to stay there.  http://koa.com/campgrounds/lordsburg/   It…

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The Adventure Begins!

By Trina Gunzel | Apr 18, 2017

THE ADVENTURE BEGINS! Our first stop in our adventure after leaving Branson, Missouri on March 15, 2017 was to give hugs to our family in Oklahoma on our way out of town.   We spent the first night sleeping for a few hours in our fifth wheel in a church parking lot, and the next…

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Get To Know The Gunzel Family 🙂

By Trina Gunzel | Apr 17, 2017

Getting to know our family:   We are Jon and Trina Gunzel, high school sweethearts who have worked very hard to improve ourselves, acquire our education, training, and skills, and have always had huge hearts for helping others.  Our careers have included working professionally as a teacher, a police officer, construction, sales, owning and operating…

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Wow, Wisconsin!

By Trina Gunzel | August 17, 2019

Wow, Wisconsin! For a family who has been longtime Packers fans, lovers of cheese, water, fresh fruits and vegetables, and camping in the great outdoors, visiting Wisconsin in August is truly a dream come true! We had all heard tales of “the frozen tundra” so getting to experience fresh picked cherries, rolling green hills, seeing…

Minnesota Memories

By Trina Gunzel | July 23, 2019

Have you ever wished to make Minnesota Memories? We had heard the fishing tales as big as Paul Bunyan and Babe The Blue Ox and you know what, Minnesota did not disappoint. At first, we weren’t sure if we’d be able to find a space to camp because summer is THE TIME of year when…

The Inspiration of South Dakota

By Trina Gunzel | July 16, 2019

The inspiration of South Dakota will stay with you, forever. On our fifty state tour, South Dakota really took us by suprise! The Black Hills are absolutely beautiful and full of Pine trees and scenic rocks, grass planes and beautiful sunsets. Of course a fifty state tour wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the…