Friday, January 29, 2010

hard work at work

... but SOMEBODY'S got to do it!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010


Jake and I are proud of all the international traveling we have accomplished and are always looking for ways to do/afford more, but we are sadly ashamed of our lack of travel stateside. We've decided that a major roadtrip is in order for a number of reasons:

  • Visiting friends and family across the country
  • Seeing this huge, beautiful, varied land of ours
  • Experiencing life inside the US, but away from the mid-atlantic
  • Getting a feel for other areas of the country and possibly finding a place to "settle down" ... ok, at least to use as a more permanent base!

To accomplish this roadtrip we need one rather important item: a vehicle! And what better way to drive around for three months (?) and still save money than by taking your "hotel" with you?! Motorhomeeee!!

I'm inspired by a couple from Texas who recently did the same thing and blogged about it here

And I love how they renovated their little camper; check out the before & afters!

Since Jake and I don't already have a car, much less a Lexus SUV that could pull a camper, we'd love to get a RV motorhome truck-camper combo, but nothing too big! Some promising ones (read: cheap!) have popped up on craigslist already!

I love the retro look of this '75 Dodge Coachman, and the fact that it's a blank-slate makes it appealing in the renovation department. Jake was admiring this Wally tender the other day and would like to apply the paint job and decal to this camper!

The second option out there may get dismissed right off the bat by some as it does currently have some "cosmetic problems" ... but I'm pretty sure it's in better shape than the Dodge AND it comes with a kegerator! With inside and outside taps! We'd have to rotate beer and cider to make me happy, but hey! Who needs to store food, pshhh! Quick paint job and you're set!

So obviously we have some thinking to do in the upcoming months. For now we're stuck in paradise, working on boats, snorkeling with turtles and waiting for visitors - where are you all!??!

Monday, January 18, 2010

this is what I'm saving for...

...right now. because my skiing jacket is water-resistant, not water-proof and it didn't stand up to one day of soaking rain on the boat, much less four. grrr!


Saturday, January 16, 2010

it's called a hobie cat...

So I don't know the details, but we all now own a busted up hobie catamaran that Evan got through friends on St. John. As Jake likes to say, we got it for "freeninetynine!" It's going to be our group project for the next month or so; Evan's buddy suggested using some bamboo and a sweet engine to make it the fastest tiki hut on the water! We'll see... for now, here are some pics from pulling it up onto the beach at Hull Bay.

The Dream:

Monday, January 11, 2010


more photo inspiration for if we ever settle down enough to make a house "ours."

love the couch arrangement, not necessarily this couch, though

amazing side table!

in dreams i find a house with a window wall comme ça

Sunday, January 10, 2010

sleep talkin' man

real or not, someone is coming up with some funny shiz:

"Legs time! Everybody get your legs!"
"Elephant trunks should be used for elephant things only. Nothing else."
"Sigh of a ninja."
"I can't control the kittens. Too many whiskers! Too many whiskers!"
"Look. Look at my left foot. Look at my left foot. Smack you in the face!"

click the picture for the link!


I love maps - I have already begun collecting and know they will be displayed in our home when we finally "settle down" in one place for a while, which is why I love finding inspiration for how to use them

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year

WTF can you believe it's 2010? Twenty-ten? Two thousand ten!? Crazy, man. When I say or think "ten years ago" I'm thinking 1990, not Y2K! Freakin' TIME screwing with me! Where does it GO?!

Well, to reflect, it has been a pretty sweet decade:

High School buddies 2002
Bus Boy Brothers, New Years Eve 2003

Paris with Sarah, December 2004
Corsica, Spring 2006
London with Lydia, February 2005

Swansea, Wales, February 2005
Annapolis Rocks 2005
Praha 2005-2006

Roma, 2006
Zillertal, Austria, February 2006

Miami, August 2007

Kid Castle Junior American A Class Halloween 2007
Jici Beach, Taiwan, 12-25-2007

Thailand, February 2008

WeGo class, Sping 2008
Cliff Jumping Party 2008

Oh yeah, we got married! 10/11/08

Kickin' some rockwall ass 2009
Jake's Bubba Hunka, Summer 2009

West Point, November 2009