Highway to Hoeftland

An Adventure Blog

It was 115F degrees outside on a clear June summer afternoon. The hot sun beat down on us as we drove along the dry, dusty, and mostly uninhabited desert road towards Oatman, Arizona. My husband, Mike, and I were headed on a mini road trip, intent on seeing the famous historic Gold Mine Ghost Town, …

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Upon moving to the Vegas valley, Mike and I assumed that many of our favorite hangouts would be in the center of Las Vegas—amongst all the casinos, tourists, world-class eateries and entertainment. We were wrong. As it turns out, we often prefer hanging out in Boulder City, a small town about thirty minutes southeast of …

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My heart starts quickening, and I’m feeling excited, as I’m reading yet another cool article about a place on my radar. “Mike, would you like to visit Bend, Oregon?” I ask with growing enthusiasm. He looks over at me, with an eyebrow raised. “Why do you ask?” he says. “Because I’ve heard so many great …

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