Cathy Burford,  a California native, started taking long  “car trips” with her family as a very young girl. This is when she became enamored with the USA ..its many seasons. regional characteristics, and hard to find places in each state always left her wanting to see more.  This fondness for exploration has continued through her adult life. Now Cathy and her husband take their RV several times a year all around the country.  An avid cook, organized motor coach traveler, grandmother and new author, she sees the beauty in every place she stops.  A Phoenix resident for over 25 years, she finds unique places to take her grandchildren each week, and writes for Discover the Region Magazine. Cathy has just completed her first book titled ‘Tahoe…a novel’, where she let her imagination run wild at the beautiful historic Thunderbird Lodge.