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…

Sisters Weekend

Finally! A weekend with nice weather. Long overdue after the ridiculously wet spring we’ve been having. Mia texted me on Monday and said she wanted to get away for the weekend to Sisters. Who am I to argue with that request? We totally lucked out and the house that we have rented a few times…

Prepping

We are coming off the rainiest April on record here in Oregon. It’s been somewhat of a pain in the ass if I may be so blunt about it. Heck we even had snow earlier in the month that messed things up for a few days. I’ve been squeezing in rides outside when I can…

Clifford Power

Today I am going to talk about installing a house battery system in our Wayfarer van Clifford. There are literally dozens of websites, videos, manuals, etc you can find online on how to wire up your van for some “off grid living”. Some of those websites charge money for schematics or detailed PDF documents (so…

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…