Stub Overnight

When the winter cabin fever starts to set in, I like to try and treat it with some sort of overnight trip. I’ve done at least 5-6 trips to Stub Stewart over the years during th winter months. It’s close enough for convenience, I can bike there in as little as twenty two miles or…

Cross Country Skiing – Gas, Grass or Ass

It has been a looonnnggg time since I was last on cross country skis. I believe it was the last time Mia and I went up to the Methow Valley for a long weekend that I strapped boards to my feet. Down our way we’ve got Teacup Nordic Trails up near Mt Hood as one…

Kitchen Upgrade?

I’ve titled this post “Kitchen Upgrade?” with the question mark because I am still undecided if it is an improvement or not. Mia wanted something a little less manual/analog for the sink. I wasn’t overly bothered by what came with Clifford the Big Red Van but I’m not against trying out a rather inexpensive project…

Opting Outside-2022

For only the second time ever Mia and I went away for Thanksgiving this year. Generally, there is that very comfortable feeling of waking up in your own house and going about the Thanksgiving rituals. However, after our last trip to Sisters back in May we decided to book well in advance for a Thanksgiving…

Olympic Peninsula Weekend -Proof of Concept

I am at the point in my life where I want to do things instead of get things for my birthday. So for my birthday weekend this year Mia and I headed out for a three day, two night, trip around the Olympic Peninsula. Eight years ago, after having Codi for only three weeks, he…

Clifford Turns Two

This week we celebrate two years with Clifford the Big Red Van, our Wayfarer Vans Ram Promaster Build. A lot of little things have changed, been added or modified since then. Last year I summarized all the changes we made in the first twelve months. There were not as many changes this past year, but…