Bug, age unknown, was tragically lost on highway I90 this past month. Though its' passing was sudden and unanticipated, death was instant. Bug was survived by millions of siblings, both parents were lost only moments before in similar circumstances. The family of the decedent may soon follow their ancestors fate in future vehicular encounters. Bug … Continue reading Obituary
Buck flew to San Diego I enjoy rolling solo. I enjoy being on my own schedule, I enjoy doing random things. I enjoy chasing my own adventures. I DO NOT enjoy driving. .... Mission: convince Yousuf to take a 4 hour late night greyhound bus and meet me in Redding for more adventures.
I would compare our first month on the road to a spirograph. Starting with the circle and back again, slightly askew for a few unplanned adventures. Da Doo... The wild fires decimating the north west filled our path with smoke, and the impending eclipse, we had to modify our trajectory a couple of times. Shoop … Continue reading it was a total eclipse of the sun…almost
Welcome to VANDERKAMPEN The Basics 2009 Chevrolet Express LS 1500 8 Passenger Van (now sleeps 2) V8 5.3L ~15.9 mpg Starting mileage 73000 Tour the catalog in full screen VANDERKAMPEN 2017.
When the cat's are away, the mice will play. We ventured to Oakridge with our friends, as Sabrina was racing the Sturdy Dirty women’s bike series. All the ladies disappeared from camp early in the morning leaving the men to play. Todd, Buck, and Woody willing played on the pump track while I tinkered with … Continue reading Sturdy Dirty Support Team
We quit our jobs, bought a van, and talked about a plan. Plans provide a sense of direction, a path from which to stray, routes can be re-routed, but a general idea of what we were seeking to accomplished by moving into the 5x10 space on wheels. We retreated from the smoke filled north established … Continue reading #vanlife Take 2…Mountain Biking
Three days in, the words I was dreading. “I don’t think I want to do this.” There we were hiding inside the care tucked away down a dusty fire road with no plan and quickly becoming mosi-meat. Buck was not stoked. "Vanlife sucks." Three days earlier… I was hard charging to escape the comforts of … Continue reading #vanlife Sucks
Finding our adventure home to-be
I bought a van I bought a map We talked of adventure I sold a van We bought a bigger van We committed to the dream I quit my job… #themountainsarecalling #vanlife This is the first time in my life I have ventured forward without a plan. Yes, we have a map, we imagined the places … Continue reading Tourist or Traveler?
I don't eat junk food...but when I do it's the "whole" pie. Like mowing the grass we cut it down to watch it grow, so we can go back a week later and cut it, again. I (insert activity) so I can go home and stuff my face hole so I have more power to … Continue reading Stream of conscious non-bakery