Quiet Period

Things (adventure life in general) have been quiet over the holiday period. Less Rhodes Trips and more homebody between Thanksgiving and the New Year. Work has also been busy. Both known, annual items, and then time sucking last minute stuff that has been mentally draining at times. The Omicron surge has been a large part…

Merry Christmas

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, etc from On & Off Rhodes. 2021 has been another year that nobody could have imagined. Here is to hoping that 2022 finally sees a return to “normal” (but don’t hold your breath). Thanks for reading, -Pete

Opt Outside

I won’t rail against capitalism and I won’t preach about where I think you should or should not spend your own money. What I will tell you is that Mia and I kept the post-Thanksgiving hiking tradition alive for 2021. I don’t remember when we started this personal trend. It has been at least 15…

Happy Birthday Clifford

It was one year ago this week that I flew out to Colorado Springs, CO to pick up our new van from Wayfarer Vans. I spent two nights and two and a half days driving back to Oregon with Clifford the Big Red Van. In the past year we have put just under 9,000 miles…

Last Minute Decisions

Mia and I have been interested in the art of Ken Scott for quite some time now. We’ve stopped in his gallery in Sisters, OR and even had some rough ideas of which piece(s) we liked. I had been poking around on Ken’s website late this past week. I found a piece I really liked…

Rhodes Trip: Waldo Lake Weekend

A few years ago Dean and I headed down to Waldo Lake after the official reservation window had closed and all sites become first come first served. It was great because the campground wasn’t crowded at all and we had our pick of sites to choose from. As we approached the middle of September I…