A Family Visit

Here is a not so subtle “shot across the bow” to other members of my family (all said with sarcasm and good humor of course). With most of our family members being back in New Hampshire there is the almost constant question of “When are you and Mia coming back to visit?”. My rebuttal tends…

Ceiling Lights

At this point we’ve done some pretty significant modifications to Clifford the Big Red Van and the base Wayfarer Vans kit since we acquired him back in November of 2020. We are now zeroing in on the last few known projects. The LED lights I used are pretty darn inexpensive at $27 for a set…

Timothy Lake Weekend

I had been scanning Recreation.gov most mornings about two weeks ago. I wanted to get out on another weekend of camping in August but had to play it by ear in regard to the weather too. Nothing was looking too appealing until one day towards the end of the week, two weeks ago, a campsite…

Placid & Chenamus Lakes Hike

I’m pretty sure I say this every time we head up to Indian Heaven……We just love it up here. There is something magical (cliche? maybe, but so true) about Indian Heaven. We’ve done Thomas to Blue Lake the most. Then there is Eastern Crater TH up to Lemei Lake, Lake Wapiki or Indian Heaven Racetrack….

Rhodes Trip 2022 – Lodging

I briefly mentioned in the last post about the campsites, cabins and houses we stayed in during Rhodes Trip 2022. We mostly stayed in Federal or State-run campgrounds with only a few private lodging options. In general, my default is recreation.gov for federal sites in Washington and Oregon. As I started to map out our…

Rhodes Trip 2022 – Summary

Mia and I are now home. Our month-long vacation of #vanlife was a success. I don’t have much to complain about (minus two flat bike tires and a dog bite) and we definitely had an overall great time. By the numbers Rhodes Trip 2022 looked a bit like this: 8,728 miles traveled 17.8 MPG average…