Total Work Hours: 4 Hours No teaching today, no school for the boys and the house is fully decorated = a full day to work on Journey!!! However, I kept having an adorable furry distraction today and Oscar finally jumped into the van and wanted to help me! That must mean he is thinking I… Continue reading 11/21/2018 – Day #5: Journey’s Conversion (Finish removing all side panels to prepare for removing the inner ceiling)
Total Work Time: 2.5 hours Okay! Can I just say that I am really starting to LOATHE rivets! What a pain the rump! And every single panel in the interior of the van is attached with 90% rivets and 10% old rusty screws. I have a bruise forming on my right inner palm from getting… Continue reading 11/20/2018 – Day #4: Journey’s Conversion (Continue removing the interior panels and old insulation)
Day #3: Journey’s Conversion (Finish removing flooring, window door panels and begin removing the interior panels) Total Work Time: 5 hours What a great day today! I woke up with excitement for the day and the hope to beat the rain. We were heading to the 2 very large junk yards in San Antonio this… Continue reading 11/17/2018 – Day #3: Journey’s Conversion (Finish removing flooring, window door panels and begin removing the interior panels)
Day #2: Journey's Conversion (Panel & Metal Bar Removal; Begin Pulling Up Flooring) Total Work Time: 3 hours Crockett helping us! Happy Friday! What a beautiful day in South Texas! A wonderful nip in the air and blue skies that seemed to go on forever! After a great homeschool field trip to the Alamo downtown,… Continue reading 11/16/2018 – Day #2: Journey’s Conversion (Panel & Metal Bar Removal, Pulling Up Flooring)
Man! Who would have thought deciding on a name for our van would be so hard! Would the van be feminine or masculine? Should I give it a unique, one of a kind name or something that everyone would understand? I asked for help on Facebook from my friends and I got some great… Continue reading And Her Name Is…..
Day #1: Van Conversion 'The Beginning' History: 1978 Chevy CamperVan G30 1 ton 350 engine dually This van was first used as a transportation vehicle for the handicap and used to have a wheelchair lift in it. Then it was bought by a guy that was a DJ and then was sold to its third… Continue reading 11/13/18 – Day #1 Van Conversion – The Beginning
Sunday - 11/11/18 We bought a van! We bought a van! We bought a van!! Think I am a little excited? I had been looking at the listing for this van for about 2 weeks before I decided to share it with Brian as he hasn't been really as excited as I have been about… Continue reading We Bought a Van!!!
7/26/16 Miles Hiked Thus Far: 51.5; JMT Mile Marker: 43.1; Day’s End: Elevation 9,827; 1000 Island Lakes I keep saying to myself that each day is the hardest day yet and today was the hardest day for sure. I pushed myself too much and got way overheated to the point I almost passed out… Continue reading John Muir Trail 2016 ~ 7/26/2018
7/25/16 Miles Hiked Thus Far: 41.5; JMT Mile Marker: 33; Day's End: Elevation 9,692; Lyell Bridge Well, what a day. I seem to say that a lot. Got up at 5:40am as planned and was on the trail by 7:10am. Here was my view as I left camp... It was a cool beautiful morning… Continue reading John Muir Trail 2016 ~ 7/25/2018
7/24/16 Miles Hiked Thus Far: 31; JMT Mile Marker: 23.5; Day's End: Elevation 9,387; TM Backpackers Camp; First off, my Fit Bit said I went 13.25 miles today but we will only log the 11 the trail marker said. I will total up all my Fit Bit miles though to see how far I… Continue reading John Muir Trail 2016 ~ 7/24/2016