Before we talk about Voyageurs, we had to get to Voyageurs which meant driving up the north shore of Lake Superior and through Superior National Forest. On the north shore, Tettegouche State Park in Silver Bay, MN is a force to be reckoned with. Already this is my favorite thing we have seen. The rugged … Continue reading National Park #1: Voyageurs & I didn’t love it.
We finally left the cabin! We originally wanted to leaved July 9th, then July 12 but due to rain we waited until Friday, July 13th. I am a little superstitious so, I wasn't thrilled with the idea of leaving on that day but, lucky for us everything turned out just fine. We were on … Continue reading Rookie Mistakes.
Although we spent 3 long years putting our blood, sweat and tears into the van build, we actually only took MichelVangelo on two weekend camping trips (each about an hour away). A few 2 hour round trips should suffice for year-long 20,000 mile drive around the U.S. right? We had hoped to get a few … Continue reading The Maiden Voyage.
Iowa has been my home, bubble, social connection, and safe place for the past 30 years. I met my husband in high school (insert eye roll), followed him to college (stage 4 clinger?), married him eight years later, bought our first home in Des Moines, and began our careers amongst a supportive group of family … Continue reading Goodbyes suck.
MichelVangelo to be exact. We decided we needed a "project," because renovating a 1935 home wasn't enough... Katie scoured Craigslist to find the perfect gem, and she hit the motherload! A 1990 Ford Econoline 250 with 90,000 miles. We drove to the used-car dealership where the salesman asked if this was going to be a … Continue reading We bought a van.