Monthly Archives: September 2015

i’m not lazy, i’m present!

i normally blog on this trip. This time i really haven’t. it’s been too short, i’m on vacation after years of working to escape the American Dream, and i’ve been too busy stuffing myself with Thai food, Norwegian breakfast, and … Continue reading

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Insideous Commodification

There’s this undercurrent that’s been bothering me during my otherwise fabulous visit here. It took me a while to pin it down. On previous visits, the whole affair had a roll-your-own, built yourself, held-together-with-duct-tape feel that made the whole adventure … Continue reading

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RV Fridge Research

When I come to Portland, I grab a cheap dorm fridge to keep in my yurt, and then sell it when I leave. I definitely want a freezer/fridge in the Sprinter, though, and since all the ones I’m looking at … Continue reading

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First Day of Brompton Testing

I was already pretty sure I wanted a Brompton folding bike, but I knew I needed to ride one. Clever Cycles has the perfect solution. You can rent a Brompton for $20-30/day, and if you decide to buy one, you … Continue reading

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Portland Landing

I missed my breathtaking sunrise Saturday morning due to rain, but the rest of the trip from Pendleton to Portland was gorgeous, and much less stressful driven in the daytime! My host Amanda was out of town hashing on the … Continue reading

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Day 3: Salt Lake to Pendleton

Instead of pushing through to Portland at what would have been after midnight, i decided to camp out in Pendleton for the night instead. I had quite a variety of crazy weather and harrowing driving today, including navigating the mountains … Continue reading

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Day 2 : Albuquerque to Salt Lake City

Got a decent nights sleep at a Pilot truck stop. Even with earplugs in, there was still more noise than i’m used to, but that’s a reality i’ll have to embrace if i’m living in an RV. Got a shower, … Continue reading

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