As many of you know when school ends for the summer we head out onto the road to attend weekend hot air balloon events and between events we camp and explore while living in an R-Pod trailer with our Great Dane, Martok.  This was actually Martok’s first summer with us, we adopted him in late April.


Stats for this year’s trip:
  • ~9500 miles driven
  • 2 countries (US, Canada)
  • 7 states (California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado)
  • 7 National Parks (Glacier, Waterton Lakes, Banff, Jasper, Yellowstone, Tetons and Rocky Mountain)
  • 7 balloon events (High Sierra Balloon Camp, Panguitch, Driggs, Riverton, Casper, Walden and Craig)
  • 1 balloon tether
  • 120 lbs of dog food
  • ≥ 8 boat inspections for invasive species control
  • 1 total eclipse of the sun