I know I may have mentioned it a time or two (or three, or four...), but our family loves to travel! We're not talking all-out, round-the-world excursions. We're too busy (and too poor!) for that. Road trips are our favorite. We pile in the car, put on a good audio book, jam out to music, or just have silly, family conversations for the hours that we're on the road. Then, we soak up the adventure that always awaits us at our destination! This year, our Spring Break ATV trip was FULL of adventure. And stories. And it's the stories I want to concentrate on today.

They met in college, and it was almost love at first sight. Bobby knew they were being set up by mutual friends, and that the first few dates were a test, but Ellen had no clue. She was simply her charming, adorable self. But even having no prior knowledge, Ellen passed all the tests with flying colors. It didn't take long for Bobby to know that she was the one he wanted to spend forever with.

The Rocks of Doom. That's how I will forever refer to them. The day started out easily enough. No oil leaks this time. No flat tires. Just get up and ride. Our first destination was High Point, a scenic overlook at the top of moderately difficult...

  We got up early, but a small oil leak delayed us. We didn't bring extra oil (lesson #1), so we realized a quick trip to the nearest store had to happen first. By nearest, I mean a 20 minute one-way trip down a gravel county...

  We left on a rainy morning. It was cloudy, dreary, and wet. But we were on our way toward sunshine, and it couldn't come soon enough! Driving through hours of wind and rain was a small price to pay for four days of warm sunshine...

This time tomorrow, we'll be riding the trails of the Arkansas mountains. In the midst of beautiful views. Amazing sights. And surrounded by friends and family. We'll be forced to unplug. And I can't wait. This trip couldn't come at a more needed time. We will have...

I've been a southern girl nearly all my life. On our side of the country, we have beaches, the Delta, and mountains with trees on them. Grass grows in our yards and weeds grow on the side of the road. Cacti and succulents are grown...

At least once an hour, Ed will turn to me and just say, "Vegas, baby!" We're not really sure where that came from (an old episode of Friends, maybe?), but worse, we're not sure why it's funny. Every. Time. Our first trip to Vegas has been...

Alex and I spent our birthday weekend in the mountains with family, extended family, and some good friends. My brother proposed this idea of riding 4-wheelers through the mountains on trails specifically for ATVs, and I thought he was crazy. Then the more I thought...