Highway to Hoeftland

Adventures with Kristin & Mike

Our tiny trailer.

Our tiny trailer, before adding all the cat supplies.

We’re heading into our ninth week of living full-time in our 17 foot Casita travel trailer. We must admit that it’s been challenging at times, due to Continue reading


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Sharing the Casita with two cats, our dog, and my husband.

Sharing the Casita with two cats, our dog, and my husband.

Things have been pretty crazy lately.  Since July 21st, we’ve slept every night in our 17 ft Casita travel trailer. Our two senior cats, our dog, Mike, and I, are all crammed into this tiny space and essentially full-time RVing Continue reading

Our Casita Travel Trailer and Honda Ridgeline Truck.

Our Casita Travel Trailer and Honda Ridgeline Truck.

Mike and I are in the middle of a grand adventure. The adventure is not a trip or a vacation this time, but rather, a big life transition. We’re entering a new chapter in our lives, and we’re not yet sure where the new path is leading. Continue reading

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, along Route 66. It took us a little over two hours to get from the Las Vegas Valley to Oatman. We had always wanted to see the tiny western community because we heard that wild burros usually roamed the streets.

Sure enough, when we arrived in Oatman, there were many burros wandering around, carousing alongside the tourists, and hanging out in front of a historic hotel that was built in 1902.  The burros were also chilling near cute old touristy shops, and in front of a few restaurants that line the main street through town.

You should have seen the surprise and delight on our faces as we watched these furry cuties approach us with interest. And as we drove our truck down the center of town, the burros strolled confidently ahead of us, taking up the center of the road in their quest for tasty food.

A few locals seemed used to the wildlife; they walked past the animals unimpressed, as if it’s nothing unusual for people and burros to share a small community space together.

We’ve never seen any place like Oatman before. We were very happy we decided to check it out. Because of its unique charm, visiting this historic western town is definitely a worthwhile day trip.

A cute little shop in the charming burro-filled town of Oatman, AZ.

A cute little shop in the charming burro-filled town of Oatman, AZ.

For more information on Oatman, you can check out the below sites:

http://www.welcometooatman.com/

http://www.oatmangoldroad.org/

Driving directions from Las Vegas to Oatman

Have you ever been to Oatman, or a place like it before? Share your stories with us in the comment section below! 🙂

Sincerely,

Kristin

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