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…

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…

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…

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…