There’s a war going on out there no one is safe from!

For the record, what we do out here is not for the faint of heart. The objective of our mission is always simple. But make no bones about it, “there’s a war going on out there no one is safe from”! … [Read more...]

Walla Where???

Walla Walla, Washington. Where the hell, right??? Exactly. Walla Walla is a tucked away country town turned wine region in south eastern Washington. That is where we find ourselves, and not by … [Read more...]

There’s no place like home

I never realized how often people ask me where I live until I moved into a van.  At first I lied (and Tree did too).  It just seemed so much easier than trying to explain that I was … [Read more...]

From Fine Wine to the Y-Not???

The day started off innocent enough. Cheryll and Stevie took Kiki hiking through a poison oak forest while I went paddle boarding on the Columbia. After watching them pull stickers out of her fur with … [Read more...]

Back in the HOOD…

We spent most of yesterday at Van Specialities in Portland. The van techs went through the electrical systems of the Sprinter checking all the parts including the Fridge, stove, and water heater. I'm … [Read more...]

Sweet Dreams Are Made Of These…

Today’s mission was to procure a new mattress for the Sprinter Van. Stevie and I consider sleep to be the second most important luxury in life (the first of course being quality red wine). Suffice to … [Read more...]

Toyo M-55 – Built for Military Vehicles, Commercial Big Rigs, and 1 Sprinter Van

Although we are still in Oregon drinking fine wine, we’ve been realizing that our date for crossing the border into Mexico is rapidly approaching. We’ve loved this northern part of our road trip, but … [Read more...]

You get what you need

We were supposed to be enjoying sunshine and surf on the Oregon coast, but Mother Nature had something more akin to a cold winter in mind for us.  At first we were disappointed, maybe even … [Read more...]

Bloggin Ain’t Easy

As sad as it is, Kiki rarely "volunteers" to model for the family blog. As responsible loving parents we do what every other parent would do... We use force to bend her resistance to our will. We've … [Read more...]

Lurking on the Oregon Coast

We've set up our procrastination station on the North Oregon Coast. Kiki is very happy to see the ocean again. She loves to run and play on the beach. Stevie is a little shell shocked. She doesn't … [Read more...]

Childhood Dreams Do Come True!!!

Since I was a little boy I always dreamed of visiting the Tillamook Cheese Factory in Tillamook Oregon. As a young native Oregonian I not only viewed this as my god-given birthright, but I also saw it … [Read more...]


Because when someone bites you, you frikin bite back!!!  TREE … [Read more...]

We love you Indra, Brent, Nica, Theo, Jeremy, and Pornos!

Seattle is such a great city for so many reasons.  For one, it’s home to Indra (Tree’s sister), Brent, Nica, and Theo, and words cannot express how much we love hanging out with them. On this … [Read more...]

Another day on the job… hanging with Laird Hamilton

I got the email from my pals over at Tsunami Sales. Laird Hamilton was flying into Seattle to do an event for REI at the flagship store downtown. But first he was doing a small industry only Surftech … [Read more...]

Moving South

Just wanted to say thanks to my AMAZING Mom. Thanks for opening up your home, for taking us sailing, and for all the love. We'll see you before you know it! Take care and live in the moment!TREE … [Read more...]