Sum ’21 – Week 4

Happy Climbing Guides Per yesterday’s planning, both vans drove out of camp before 7am. We were playing the weekend game now so an early start was more important than it had been on Friday. We were heading back to The Emeralds for more climbing and we were happy to see that only one car had…

Sum ’21 – Week 3

Regroup Over the next five days, we thoroughly enjoyed some home time. We were not wanting of things to do and sports to watch! We had the Silverstone Grand Prix happening with a never-before-seen racing format, a WRC event in Estonia and of course our home projects. Of course Cleo had a lot of relaxing…

Sum ’21 – Week 2

Rain Bites Dan and Cleo were out of the van early to relieve themselves, but they were soon back in bed for a snooze to get us to 7am. By then the sun was shining hard through the windows and Cleo was shaking in anticipation of the squirrels she could have been catching. Up and…

Sum ’21 – Week 1

This story starts on July 3rd, 2021 when we took 4 weeks off work to enjoy Summer. Because… why not? Holiday Solitude With a whole 4 weeks of play time on our hands, we were in no rush to get into it. On Thursday, we said goodbye to Ramsie for two months, skated the streets…

Table Mountain

Tuttletown Not able to resist having a holiday between my work shifts, we were at it again. Our original intention was to meet up somewhere with Kathi and Shannon and so I’d done a search on Mountain Project for climbing spots within a few hours of us and landed at Table Mountain. Astoundingly when I…

Emigrant in White

An Early Getaway? Training for Whitney starts NOW! Not really, we were just looking for an excuse to get away. I’d been a normal Monday-Friday working person for the past three months and so with my first set of shifts, we wanted to make the most of my four days off. I left work Friday…

Home For Christmas

“Stay home for Christmas if you want to see the New Year.” This was the advice from Bay Area officials announced in early December. And so we did just that. The rest of this story is a fantasy, what we dreamed of doing over the Christmas break, with doctored photos to match. To those I…

Climb Week

Straight Back Into It I worked for only four night shifts before we hit the road again. The original plan was to hike from Onion Valley to Mount Whitney, summiting the highest peak in the contiguous United States with our mates Vanessa & Kyle. Unfortunately that wasn’t happening due to the fires covering the state,…

Air Force One – Test Flight

Launch After two SOLID weeks of cutting, shaping, wiring and building, Air Force One was ready for her maiden voyage which just so happened to coincide with a heat wave. The second last day of the build, Dan had been up on the roof cutting a huge hole for a rooftop fan while getting himself…

Our Run from Coronavirus

The Days Before Making the most of our time, I slept in the back of Ramsie after my Friday night shift while Dan drove us up to Lake Tahoe’s Northstar Ski Resort. It was raining in the Bay Area so that meant it was snowing up there. I had a great sleep, woken up only…