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…

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…

Coffee & Crepes

Good Morning! I have coffee and crepes this wonderfully cool morning of only 76 degrees.  Yes, that is cool, I do live in the desert, but that is all about to change.  This time next week I will be sipping on to-go coffee hitting the road to my first destination on my trip to my new…

The First Move

Ukraine Series – Our relationship was a whirlwind. We had our second cup of coffee at a small brewery on the sands of the Pacific Ocean. Whales breached the water as the sun set behind the haystack rock. It was like taking a scene from a romantic novel or beautifully done movie.  The reason it…

The Fall to Love

Ukraine Series – The Beginning I am going to start telling the story of my time in Peace Corps Ukraine. This will be a series of snippets over time but it will be linear. Like most great stories this one was about a girl. We met when I was on a blind date with another…

Grinding Beans

I heard a statistic on the radio that soda drinking is growing in popularity for fixing morning caffeine cravings.  The statistic states that 27% of people drink soda over a morning cup of joe.  I am a large contributor to this statistic with my 2-3 glasses of Cherry Dr. Pepper consumed before noon most days.  My choice…

Concert and Cafe

Today I walked to school. The earth was frozen in some places, slushy in others, and a constant frigid wind pummeled me as I walked. It felt like being in the Palouse all over again. My time spent at Washington State was time that I should have spent in reconnaissance, you know, to build up…