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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park

After Alaska, we zoomed 45 or so hours back to Bellingham, Washington, where my friends Beth and Lauren live. They are amazing and took care of our fur baby, Luca, while we were adventuring and hanging out with bears. Luca had a great time while he was there; he still hasn’t stopped talking about it.  After some good catching up and tacos, we headed down to Olympic National Park. We were joined by my mom for this park, as she…

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Wrangell-St Elias National Park

Wrangell-St Elias National Park

After an extremely long drive from Washington, through Canada, with many $100+ gas fill ups, new tires, and more…. we made it to Alaska! We tried to visit Glacier Bay first, but we found out that the ferry to the park was booked for more than a week. So, we headed up another 15 or so hours up to the largest National Park in the United States… Wrangell-St. Elias! This park is 13 million acres; larger than the 6 smallest…

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park

After a long drive that felt surprisingly short, we made it to Port Orford, Oregon to watch Ry finish the American Trail Race. We were watching his tracker and made it along the trail to cheer him on. We didn’t have service where we were at, so we just hung out awhile and enjoyed the nature… and wine. I found an amazing bottle of wine at a local store that has it divided into four glasses already! It was amazingggg. …

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

After Yellowstone, we headed towards Glacier National Park! I was super excited for this park; I had heard so many wonderful things from everyone and I had never been here. First though, we stopped in the town of Bozeman and got our life together again i.e. we showered. We continued along the way and slept outside of the park. Okay, it was in a Montana saloon, Trixi’s, parking lot, don’t judge us. When we asked the bartender if it would…

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Dog Blog: Did They Leave Me?

Dog Blog: Did They Leave Me?

Dear Diary, I had a great couple weeks with Mom and Dad! We went to so many parks that I’ve taken poos in. I haven’t been able to always get out of the car because the bears are scared of me, but I’ve gotten lots of air-sniffing-out-the-window time! Mom also bought a chuck-it, and it’s my job to go get the ball. I’m really good at it and I take my job super seriously. We visited a friend named Luke…

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Dog Blog: On The Road Again!

Dog Blog: On The Road Again!

Dear Diary, After a long winter break, we’re finally back in the road again.  It was a little hard to leave Xena… mostly because she wanted to try the long distance thing. But I was like “girl, I gots things to do, and I need to get my scent everywhere, if ya know what I mean.”  Mom and Dad sold the van/my big kennel on wheels! They got a nice red truck (why are they obsessed with red??) though where…

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How to Actually Afford Van Life

How to Actually Afford Van Life

“How can you afford this?” is one of the questions we’ve gotten most, after “ew, how do you take showers?” and “how do you not kill each other?” (see this blog for answers on that one!).  When we started thinking about this adventure, I turned to the never ending wisdom of the internet and social media van life accounts. I quickly became frustrated (and quite frankly, continue to be) on how many people, van lifers and others, claim to fund…

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Dog Blog: My New Girlfriend

Dog Blog: My New Girlfriend

Dear Diary, OMG I have so much to tell you. It’s been so long since I’ve written but soooo much has been going on and I’ve been busy.  Mom and Dad decided to move to Colorado because the lady I fell in love with is here. Her name is Xena and she lives with these humans named the Eliases. They’re wonderful. They make food and have so many toys and Xena is here! She’s the most beautiful chocolate dog who…

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Eco Friendly Christmas

Eco Friendly Christmas

It’s hard not to feel completely overwhelmed by the current environmental reports. It seems like there is no way that we can make a difference, especially with our dumpster fire extremely divided government that seems hell bent on doing nothing but fighting with each other.  via GIPHY However, I am trying my darnedest to remain optimistic and believe that we, the people, can save our mother earth. The holiday season is one of our worst times though and our waste increases…

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Dog Blog: I Feel Blue

Dog Blog: I Feel Blue

Dear Diary, It’s been awhile, I know, but I just haven’t felt like writing. To be honest, I’ve felt a little down. We’ve been constantly moving around, but I haven’t felt like I have my own home or space right now.  That’s not to say that I haven’t been having some fun. I have played with some pups (was I that annoying and energetic when I was young??), Lincoln and Rush. I’ve also gotten some butt sniffs and growled at…

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