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?
This is the moment of greatest tension in the story. I had been marooned in Columbus, Montana for 3 days and this is the moment in which I find out if the car will be ready or if I will continue living in Columbus until another replacement engine could be found. If the issue turns … Continue reading Marooned in Columbus
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.
In my last post, I discussed our off grid vacation to Medora, North Dakota. First off, we were going on vacation, so I grabbed one piece of technology, my cell phone. My computer, camera, video camera, and sound recording devices remained behind. I was after all on vacation. I figured if I wanted video or … Continue reading Vacation from the Homestead
Where does this off grid family vacation? Since we have lived off grid, our vacation of choice, camping, has diminished. We generally decide to use AirBnB or hotel it, but camping only in a desperate situation. This year our vacation included my wife's folks. We decided last year to unravel the mysterious raves about a … Continue reading Where does this Off Grid Family Vacation?