Want to visit a cool 1980's retro arcade? While visiting Sunriver, Oregon, we discovered a retro arcade called Riverscape Arcade, that specialized in restored 1980s arcade games. For the past several years our family has dreamed of building a shop on the property that would house our business, art studio, automotive shop, radio shack, tools … Continue reading Want to visit a cool 1980’s retro arcade?
This past month we traveled to Oregon for a family reunion in a beautiful place called Sunriver outside of Bend. My wife’s family has been doing this off and on before I was even part of the family some 28 years ago. When I married my wife, I ventured to Sunriver for many reunions of … Continue reading Vacation Destination the Last BLOCKBUSTER?
Off grid or on grid living; it makes no difference when troubles come. I believe we are judged by those around us, whether we like it or not, on how we handle the obstacles we face in life. What began as a series of posts to remember and share our vacation to the Medora Musical … Continue reading As I return home, an Appendix prepares to Leave.
A few years back, my wife and I were introduced to the Junior Ranger Program at the Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. He took a Ranger class about the volcano at the outdoor amphitheater located at the Johnston Ridge Observatory. The class was between 30 and 40 minutes and we, parents, took a short … Continue reading Junior Ranger Program Available at your National Park
On our trip to Medora and the North Dakota Badlands, we came across a strange and peculiar highway, the Enchanted Highway. It’s one of those out of way places you have to see yourself to believe it. The 6 metal monuments we saw are included in the video. We, however, did not see the Geese … Continue reading The Mysterious Enchanted Highway, North Dakota
When you live off grid, the idea of heading to an established campground seems more like visiting an outdoor apartment complex in which there are a lot of people, noise, and nature gets in the way to the communal bathrooms. My wife and I started to leave the campgrounds many years ago because it was … Continue reading Why we don’t visit campgrounds anymore. And, obstacles we face.
As we were swiftly driving through the Rockies to our night hotel reservation in Billings, something terrible happened. Our P.T. Cruiser of 13 years, unbeknownst to us, began burning oil at such a rate that the one of the pistons froze from the extreme heat and lack of lubrication. The piston rod splintered under the … Continue reading Salvaging a Vacation: when it takes a turn for the worse.
Living off the grid is time consuming, but our motto here is, “we work hard and play hard.” Summer seems to be constantly inundated with gathering firewood; hence, the several previous posts. But here, behind the scenes, it hasn’t been all about firewood. During the summer, we took many stay vacations around the area in … Continue reading All work and no play makes everyone crazy…