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…

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…

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…