Jim and I closed out our trip in Yosemite like we do on all of our National Park trips … with a surprising last hike that turned out to be our favorite! May Lake, located along the Tioga Pass, is a great six mile day hike, but it also makes a great overnight backpacking hike … More 1.17.20 Yosemite Photos Post 5; May Lake
Just dropping in a handful of photos here from my brother’s first time seeing the famous El Capitan (“El Cap” for short) in Yosemite National Park. If you’re looking for a really fantastic documentary about the history of climbing in Yosemite, I recommend Valley Uprising … it’s one of Alex and my favorite documentaries to date! … More 1.14.20 Yosemite Photos Post 4; Jim Sees El Capitan
It’s time for another Dewey the Dewdrop update! With another weekend under our belt, we’ve gotten a lot of the more tedious tasks done and out of the way and we’ll be moving onto the really fun stuff soon — the re-build! ^^it’s important to cover up all of your skin (preferably with baggy clothes) … More 1.14.20 Dewey Demo Continues!
Before the first month of the new year slips on by as it tends to do, I wanted to squeeze in a quick December Lookback post from 2019! These posts have been a really fun way for me to reflect back on my months and really pause to give thanks for all of the fun … More 1.6.20 December 2019 in Review
Checking back in for Dewey Demo Day #2! We got up bright and early on this beautiful Saturday and waited until it was neighborly-acceptable to start pounding on metal again (10am, in case you didn’t know) and worked until the sun went down. Time sure does fly when you’re tearing a trailer apart and solving … More 1.4.20 Dewey Demo Day #2
It’s Demo Day, baby! Last week, we pulled Dewey out of our garage space into the Southern California sunshine for some good old-fashioned demolition! We set our goal for the day: strip her down to the bare essentials. And while we didn’t quite get all the way to our goal (I broke a drill bit at … More 12.16 Demo Day!
Surprise! We are officially Trailer Trash!! 😉 If you haven’t already heard, Alex and I purchased a trailer about a month and a half ago. But not just any trailer … a teardrop trailer, and we’ve named her Dewey. Dewey The Dewdrop, to be exact. Teardrop Trailers were introduced in the 1930s and 40s after World War II when … More 12.8 Dewey The Dewdrop is Born: Renovating a 1950s Teardrop Trailer
November was simultaneously fast and slow. I enjoyed the first half of the month by going to concerts, finishing up my third Online Editing Class (woohoo!) on the weekends, and resurrecting my love of coffee-shop-reading! It was fun being in a different part of town for my classes … so I took advantage of my … More 12.4 November’s Lookback
I’m skipping our Half Dome Hike Day for a moment here because I want to write a longer post about that later, and instead moving to the day after our big hike. We opted to start our day with a 7(ish)-mile loop to Mirror Lake, in The Valley. Parking in The Valley can be tough, so try to get … More 12.2 Yosemite Photos Post 3; Mirror Lake
Continuing with my photo-sharing from our four days in Yosemite … Entering the park through Tioga Road is my favorite way to start any Yosemite trip … especially when everything is super bright green and rushing with water. It feels like a magical fairyland almost … I think most people who visit Yosemite get in that … More 11.20 Yosemite Photos Post 2; Tioga Road & Waterfalls