Howdy gang! We hope everyone have been enjoying their summer. Today we are going to bring you a review of one of the products we have been using the past 2 years while on the road in our van. This will be a new section on our site aptly named “Stuff we use”.
We are going to be talking about the portable Dometic 23 Liter Fridge/Freezer combo. While this unit is a tad pricey, it sure beats out continually buying ice for that Yeti cooler you’ve been using. All you need is a 12v hookup (cigarette lighter port). Most vehicles have these standard, while others will chose to incorporate them into their solar system. Because of the 12v hookup, this fridge is practical for truckers, travelers, and van lifers alike.
Howdy gang, it’s been a week or so since our last post. Ok, maybe it’s been 2 weeks. But hey, I’m getting back in the groove. We headed out to one of our favorite places for a Labor Day weekend celebration; Wentworth Springs. WWS is located on the famous Rubicon Trail where jeepers and other off-roaders alike test the ability of their 4×4 rigs in a beautiful high Sierra environment.
I’ve gotta be honest. We have done more mountain biking this summer than I ever have in my life. The majority of that mountain biking was downhill riding. We’ve been riding Northstar Resort here in Tahoe pretty regularly, about twice a week on average. To go with that, we have found a great free campsite just up the road from Northstar so we’re only a few minutes away each day. All that training and practicing at Northstar was going to come into play when Bailey’s mom told us that she had a family mountain biking getaway planned!
I had heard of the famed Downieville before, so I was anxious to get there and do some hauling ass. For those of you that didn’t catch Continue reading
Well well… It’s been quite some time since we’ve posted any sort of update on this website, huh? I gotta be honest with everyone. Sometime around midway through the road trip last summer I gave up with updating this blog and just continued living life. We have so many awesome photos from places that we went after South Dakota. Let me breakdown the full trip; California > Nevada > Utah > Colorado > Wyoming > South Dakota > Wyoming > Montana > Idaho > Washington > Oregon > California. Basically I didn’t blog on the second half of the trip. I’ll eventually get around to putting pictures up and writing about some of the cool things we did in Washington and Oregon before getting back to California. In the mean time, lets do a trip breakdown.
We headed out of the beautiful colorful Colorado and through Wyoming before we made it to the Western part of South Dakota where we met up with our good friend Tali. There were big plans of drinking beer, doing karaoke, and visiting the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, SD. Oh yeah, and we were going to take a nice hot shower at Tali’s house. Before we get into the whole story, it should be noted that we van camped in a few awesome places before arriving in Rapid City, South Datoka that will be discussed in the 2nd half of the post. So what did we do first once we got there? Head to the local watering hole of course! This place was called “Clock Tower Lounge” and it was pretty badass. We made some new friends and Bailey killed it as usual on the karaoke. She did an always enjoyable Honky Cat by Elton John. Classic! Continue reading