Vacation 2014 Part 4: A Step forward, Two back…

IMG_8783Ah, the great outdoors… at this point camp was rockin’. Last night’s marshmallow sticks greeted us cheerfully. With my routine of french-pressed coffee, I was happy to whip up blueberry pancakes for the whole crowd. Today was no different than all the others, of course, we had plans!

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Vacation 2014 Part 3: Enjoying the Journey

IMG_8739We’re settled in, time for the fun to begin, what could possibly go wrong?

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Vacation 2014 Part 2: Camp Setup

IMG_8683Ah, the trials and tribulations of the first days at camp… No worries, we made sure to have fun. Four wheelers unload fast!

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Vacation 2014 Part 1: High Desert Museum

IMG_20140627_163126185Ah, my summer vacation, the 1 week a year I plan, savor, and look forward to. This year, I planned one stop for the kids and I. We met up with Aunt and Uncle at the High Desert Museum, just South of Bend, OR.IMG_8465

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Trailer Time!

IMG_20140609I’ve been watching Craigslist now for weeks in hopes of finding several things I’m in need of. There’s  a certain thrill in watching the ads, gauging the price range, stalking until that opportune moment when you can strike on that deal like a hungry leopard. Such was the case last weekend…

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Camper Demolition

IMG_8189What’s a guy to do, when the new camper has an open floor plan, and the old one is cramped? … Tear it up! While not done for the aesthetic desire, it certainly helped add some fun to the project.

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Upgrade: Timbren Kit on my F150

IMG_8164We all know Ford’s F-150 is their entry-level truck. Often, they’re called “grocery getters” as 1/2 ton pickups can’t handle as much weight as a ‘real’ truck. Most of the time this isn’t necessary, but I have found my pickup squatting under a load of wood, or camper. While within limits, I wanted to beef up my pickup, so I installed a kit by Timbren.

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Whirlwind Road Trip

IMG_7998To better prepare for our summer vacation, I spent this past weekend on the road, to go check on our property.

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Camp Kitchen–Part 1

IMG_7905With my weekend off I decided to check off one of my standing to-do’s for this summer’s vacation by building the first part of our new camp kitchen… and saving a house plant along the way.

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Snow & Science

IMG_7819I haven’t been posting much lately because there hasn’t been much excitement to post about. With foul, snowy weather affecting the whole country, I’m sure many can sympathize with the reasons why. However, when the world is covered with a thick blanket of snow, life does go on. It is with this determination that I give you a peak at some things the kids and I do to keep ourselves sane.

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