The Motel is Not a Hotel

The Motel is Not a Hotel Only a couple days in to Vanlife and I have fallen ill. We expected that this would eventually happen, but I had no expectation it would happen so soon. Oh curses I say to you! You have failed me, inside and out, body of mine! But alas, it must…

One Eyed Meanie

One Eyed Meanie So far our first Vanlife problem has only been a headlight. We rolled into gas station on our way back from Spokane and found that our headlight was out. A headlight. Sweet, just a headlight. It’s not a real story of heroics or clever spontaneity to get us out of a tight…

First Road Trip

First Road Trip I am a Washingtonian. I love cloudy days, cold rain, and a perpetual temperature of around 75 degrees fahrenheit. The Pacific Northwest is the most beautiful place in the country. I haven’t been to Alaska or Hawaii, but I’ve been pretty much everywhere else. JC and I decided to spend our first…

It Begins

Its been some time since I last posted. For that I apologize. And now I’m offering a future apology because you’re about to see many more posts, perhaps too many, we shall see. Life has been crazy hectic these past few weeks.  In this moment we are officially living in the van fulltime. As my…

Beachy Days and Just Short of a Decade

Now that we are almost two months through surgery recovery and lifestyle changes I can report that even though it has gotten easier it has not gotten any less annoying.  I am two months sober from alcohol, tylenol, and several other medications that could have aided in my allergy fest that I had experienced earlier…

First Breakdown

It’s happened. One month in and I’ve used the Roadside Assistance button on my Progressive Auto-Insurance app. Buying a Vanagon that’s older than me was always going to yield breakdowns and stalls. You don’t go into #vanlife thinking that it’s always going to be smooth sailing. I will admit I thought it’d be a little…

YUCK! Up and Out.

As we start to move passed the urgency and main news of the medical side of things I will give you a quick update and any general overall concerns with it.  I have almost reached the point of being completely and 100% pain free 100% of the time and have adjusted to this new diet…

Out of Gas

The Vanagon as of this time is unnamed. We haven’t found one that has stuck with us above all others. We’ve made a casual joke that maybe it’s like the Pacific Crest Trail, you get your name once you are out there. JC and I are not mechanical people. I would say we are educated…

Morphine Rambles

Let me take you back to something that I wrote while laying in the hospital bed waiting for my gallbladder to be removed.  I was connected to a Morphine drip in order to dull the pain and news that the  doctors were unsure if I could make it to surgery in time before my gallbladder…

#VanLife 6 to 10

VanLife – it’s blowing up your social media platforms. It’s the constant notification from a friend to your inbox about some news story about people forging their own path. It is for many a pipedream of a simpler life as they try to escape the chaotic and hectic reality of their day to day. And…