After a long and pretty much uneventful drive, Heidi and I made it back to Port Angeles on Thursday. We already miss our friends in Quartzsite and those that we had looked forward to meeting, but realize even more now that this was the right move. I already feel much better.
Now that we are back and somewhat recovered from the drive, our focus is returning to our projects and plans for the future. Heidi has been busy working on "Charlie", the van she had when we met. Since her ultimate "Vanstead" needs to be based on a diesel powered van, Charlie is only being utilized as an experimental lab of sorts. It is fun for me to watch her clever mind work and her ideas come to life!
I always have a large list of ideas and projects which I will be blogging about as they progress. This year though, I am going to share a bit more of my hobbies with you all as well.
I seem to have fly fishing on the brain lately. The Olympic Peninsula is full of beautiful rivers & streams and this year I plan to spend a lot more time on them pursuing those tasty salmon and trout! Though not nearly as plentiful as the fish, there is a little gold in a few of those creeks as well and I just wouldn't feel right about leaving it out there!
This is the result from a previous prospecting adventure. Quite a few more hours were involved in recovering what you see than I care to admit, but my motive is fun rather than profit so I can live with it!
It is time for me to get back in shape! My trusty mountain bike is going to get a bunch of miles put on it soon (Not from hanging on Taj's rack). I have some ideas on how to build in some very effective exercise equipment into Taj as well and look forward to blogging about it!
Speaking of Taj, there are a ton of other projects planned for her. A very custom solar panel installation is just one of the things I have in store. Lots of fun is coming!
Next post: What we learned this year, which is behind many of the projects we now have planned.