Mike Smedley

Finding everything we need on trip to desert

Every crevice of the car is packed. The kids are human puzzle pieces wedged between carefully stacked ramparts of coolers, water jugs, sleeping bags. Four handmade bows bisect the vehicle lengthwise (and keep children to their respective sides, lest Dan hollers, “Watch the bows!”). We’re heading to Utah, a seasonal spring...

Rachel Turiel can be reached at sanjuandrive@frontier.net or check out her blog about raising children, chickens and backyard food at 6,512 feet: 6512andgrowing.wordpress.com

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