We [barely] survived what was technically Seattle’s wettest and darkest winters (seriously – the last two winters had the least light and most rain they’ve seen since they started keeping record… fun!). Here’s some of what went on…. first up, Christmas tree hunting and camping on Black Friday – OPT OUT!
Our apartment was tiny, but had everything we needed. Spent a lot of time indoors working on art with the kids and working on the van in the apartment parking lot.
“It never snows in Seattle” says the locals… snowed like 6 times last winter.
Took a trip up to northern Washington (Winthrop area) to stay with Gary’s Aunt and visit the cousins. Loved living the yurt life!
Back in Seattle doing art, enjoying more snow (again) and taking part in some protests… oh, and building out some interior stuff on the new adventure van.
Phase 1 was to build a back slide out kitchen. Maximizing storage! Let’s go test it out on an annual birthday man trip! Good looking adventure rigs! Let’s get out there.
Heater Buddies on full blast those couple nights up in the mountains. Brrr.
Growing the ‘Beard of Sorrows’… kept me and my soul warm and toasty ;)
Ferrying out to the Olympic Peninsula… to what would be a very rainy camping trip. But good times nonetheless. No bad days.
More building. Phase 2 was building out the rest of the interior (overhead back cabinets, side cabinets and bar, and underseat storage). In all, we have two queen sized beds that sleep 4 comfortably and a kitchen in the front and back. Mmm hmmm. These two gents below, Ryan and Drew, helped me out along the way. Grateful for bros who inspire, dream, plan and lend a helping a hand.
I’m certain our apartment neighbors hated me by the time I was done building things out! Took all winter… but it kept me sane and alive… not even kidding. Seattle was very challenging for us in a lot of ways. Working on the van was a fun and healthy project for the long winter.