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…

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…

Rhodes Trip 2022 – Halfway(ish)

We’re about halfway through our month long trip. It is amazing how fast the time has flown by. We did some fairly big mileage days just to get from Oregon to New Hampshire but we did manage to sneak in a few of the sights along the way. Not long into driving on day 2…

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…

Rhodes Trip 2021

In years passed Mia and I have rented a house someplace for annual long our vacation (lately it has been the Methow Valley/North Cascades) but this year was a bit different. We also like to take vacation, if possible, after Labor Day (or late May before school is out). Traveling after summer break for families,…