My name is Melanie and I am so glad that you are here. I’ve been married to my husband Todd for three years. We have a 16 year old daughter, and a two year old baby boy, and another baby coming the end of August! So our house is pretty crazy!
This blog originally started as a way for me and my husband to document our adventures/travels together, but has evolved a bit since then.  We used to go by the name Adventure57, because every time we went out to do something we would “count” our adventures. As time went on we just started to name every trip our “Adventure 57” and the name stuck. We have always had a love for the outdoors and will continue to share our adventures and family trips, but are adding a few things here and there that we are passionate about too!

Moenkopi Essentials will now encompass everything in our lives in addition to our travel adventures! The name Moenkopi is a Hopi word meaning place of flowing water, in the desert these places are sacred and sought after. We wanted to have a place for our online community to come and partake of everything we have to offer.  A safe space to discuss everything about healthy living, essential oils, travel and adventures, etc.

We are super excited in this new “adventure” we are starting and are so happy to have you follow along!