It’s no secret that I love Joshua Tree National Park. It’s the first California NP that I ever stepped foot in (and the whole reason why I started falling in love with our National Parks in the first place) but it’s also the first NP that I took my brother to. It’s close enough to … More 02.10.20 Photos from Joshua Tree NP
While sort of reflecting on my goals and expectations for the new year, I just so happened to think about this little corner of the internet of mine, and in particular these monthly lookback posts. While I love them for a variety of reasons — they hold me accountable to blog at least once a … More 1.29.20 January’s Lookback
We have a floor!! Our Teardrop Rebuild has officially begun! The teardown has been completed, and now we’re well on our way to making this thing look good again….or a hell of a lot better than she used to look, anyway 😉 ^^left photo: untreated vs. treated marine-grade plywood. right photo: sikaflex’d edge vs. non-sikaflex’d edge^^ … More 1.27.20 Dewey Demo, Days 7, 8, & 9:
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