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Vanlife Log: Family Day Trip Ocean Air

Free Family day trip to the beach

56 days on the road.  To avoid the cabin fever that was starting to set in from too many consecutive rainy days, we geared up for a change in scenery. The site of the ocean always feels like a fresh breath of air, renewing our sense of wanderlust. Reminding us that this wandering life is good.  We decided to take a family day trip for a taste of Oregon ocean.. Read More

Vanlife Log: Rainy Day Camping

Rainy day camping in a self converted camper van

Raindrops ting on the metal roof of the van, playing a natural symphony of beauty and surprise. Everyone has drifted asleep by the warmth of our cozy wood burning Dickinson Marine fireplace. Camping in the rain has brought us a welcomed moment of idle time.

Vanlife Log: Handmade Montana Pottery and Coffee

Handmade Montana pottery

Just a hop, skip, and half a jump down the road from a Hot Springs Campground is The Coffee Pot Bakery.  If you find yourself around Bozeman MT, this is a must stop.  The building is an enchanting, refurbished 1932 log cabin.  The Coffee Pot Bakery shares the cabin with Mountain Arts Pottery.  There is an eclectic assortment of unique handmade Montana pottery to look at, while waiting for your.. Read More

Vanlife Log : Hot Springs Camping Bozeman, MT

Copper pipes Bozeman hot springs camping

Vanlife Log, day 26.  In need of a shower, (again) we pulled into a the parking lot of Bozeman Hot Springs.  The Husband had work to finish, and Baby needed a change of scenery adventure.  We left the van, and went to explore our new surroundings.  After spending the previous night at a Truck Stop,  Hot Springs camping sounded pretty luxurious. Walking in, with baby in tow, a couple employees.. Read More

Vanlife Log : Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Jackson hole wy aerial tram

Vanlife Log, day 23.  It’s morning in Jackson Hole, and there is snow that needs to be explored.  We pass mountains, and a sea of open land covered in total white, beautiful snow.  A left turn takes us into the Teton Village, and the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.  I don’t know what it is, or if I’ll ever grow out of it, but there is something magical about snow. Being.. Read More

Vanlife Log: Eat, Sleep, Snow Jackson WY 

Jackson wy stuffed moose

Vanlife Log, day 22.  On the road to Jackson WY!  We had been winding in and out of the states of Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming for hours.  We laughed as road signs continually welcomed us into the states.  “Oh, hey, we are in Idaho again”. Jackson Hole WY vs Jackson WY It’s all Jackson Hole.  Jackson Hole refers to a 48-mile long valley surrounded by mountain peaks,  and includes the.. Read More

Vanlife Log: Mountain Coffee Cabin

Vanlife Log, day 20.  We had been in and out of poor service for the last few hours.  I always check reviews on Yelp, prior to patroning any new establishment.  But, we needed coffee and this place looked like it would do the job.  Luckily, that was a good bet.   The Alpine Coffee Cabin was a super good find!  We would definitely stop again, if we find ourselves adventuring.. Read More

Vanlife Log: Park City Tacos

Park city Utah sunset

Vanlife Log, day 19. Leaving the warm open lands of western Colorado, we moved toward more snow covered terrain.  The sun had set, and baby was ready to be free of her car seat.  It was time to refuel and make a few travel decisions.  We made a pit stop for some Park City tacos.   Park City Tacos El Chubasco 1890 Bonanza Dr, Ste 115, Park City, UT  They.. Read More

Vanlife Log: Off-Grid West Colorado Blueberries

Vanlife Log, day 18.  Off-grid in the Adobes of way west Colorado, snow is on hills in the distance, but rarely sticks to the ground here. Sun shines, and warms you up by mid morning.  The air is still, and the only sounds are those of your own foot steps.  West Colorado is a good place to just take in a moment.   I look around at the calm dry.. Read More

Simple Orange Zest Biscuits with Honey Butter

Orange zest biscuits and honey butter

Spring is here, and bringing with it many rainy mornings.  These are the most perfect of all mornings for baking something warm and delicious.  We are visiting family, which gives me access to an oven.  While traveling in the van, I really miss baking.  When an opportunity for baking arises, I take it.  This morning, that opportunity is here with Orange Zest Biscuits.  (No complaints from the locals so far).. Read More