Went back to Joshua tree after two years. Theres nothing like waking up to a new sunrise and my ever changing backyard.
Joshua trees silence, night sky full of stars, sunrise views and rocks are absolutely mind blowing .
The van is almost done now, it’s unreal.. feeling ready for anything. Thank you 📷@venturingstone #vanlife#joshuatree#sprintervanconversion
Life on the outside. Being on the road is incredibly healing for me right now. To be supported and comfortable enough with a small baby to take this tiny new life outside, like really Outside and onto the roads less traveled, speaks volumes to the care and support I am receiving at this time. It’s not just me making this happen. It’s a small army of a partner who’s up for anything, and two kids who are excited by the unknown, and a family waiting at home to help when everything we do just isn’t enough to keep the balls rolling. Sleeping in the forest, living under the stars, shitting in the woods. What more could possibly bring me to reconnect with the roots of all things natural, all cycles pure. •
I wish the opportunity for every woman in her post birth recovery to be able to reconnect with the pieces of her life that help her feel the most alive and free. To be uplifted and supported enough to venture out of the home, to escape the mundane, to explore and sit with the pieces of life that help her feel beauty. •
It’s so easy with a new baby to think of all the reasons why it’s impossible to break the mold. Instead, I dreamed of all the things possible and just got the Eff out of the house and handled the shitstorms & unplanned crap & forgotten everything’s & this is what I get to wake up too on a Monday morning. A view worth all the bucket loads of hard work it takes to keep a family on the road.
Sedona makes us feel some type of way. It’s the first place we road tripped to as a couple several years ago. We used to drive up in my Jeep and sleep in the car somewhere in the middle of the desert, and we loved every minute of it. It’s where we were when we found the listing for the van we ended up buying. It’s the first place we wanted to go back to when we finished the build. Everything comes full circle here. Sedona, you rock. Literally.
After our post about our outdoor kitchen setup, we got lots of requests to see how we set up the kitchen inside the van. Here you go. It’s pretty basic, but it works great for us. The kitchen chuck box and pantry bin sit on the lower platform bed, and the @dometic fridge is next to them on the floor behind the bench seat. There’s just enough space for me to stand behind the bench seat, or sit on the fridge, to make sandwiches and do other simple meal prep inside. Works great when we are on the road, at gas station breaks, or in bad weather, and we don’t want to pull everything out to set up outside. #keepitsimple#pbandj#vankitchen#yayho
Should brands be more accountable to their customers? *note I have not yet taken this to any Sr management, I have faith that MB will do the right thing 🙏 I understand we live in a consumer culture but when you pay +50k for a truck you’d expect the paint to last the term of a lease.... if this was my own product I would be there the next day to figure out a solution. Unfortunately because there is no real face to @mercedesbenz or @mercedesbenzvansca you can’t just go talk it out and come to a reasonable compromise, if you don’t want your truck to rust leave it in the garage and don’t drive it. I love my van in every way and I don’t think my business would be where it is with out it but I just can’t stand to see it in this condition. I’ve been a faithful owner and have even encouraged many others to purchase one. 😞 2015 with 96k #rust#warranty#sprintervan#sprintervanconversion#sprintervanlife
🔥💧 Monday Install vibes 😅🛠
This evening has been a successful journey into pipe bending ⤴️ hose fitting 🐍 and learning how to fit piping and not blow myself up 😁
This weekend was also a time for reflection and understanding that everything can be improved. 💦 Also, we found a leak and the van is now a little soggy 😢 re-planned the water bulkhead with new stopcocks everywhere and double sealed the tank while we wait for the floor to dry out.
In the mean time the hot water heater is fitted and hooked up to gas and water! 🔥💧 next is to hook up that baby to the 240V incoming power...⚡️
When we say our Diamondback is fully customizable, we mean it! Check out this reworked Diamondback that features a full gear garage in the back, and mobile work station in front of the platform bed!
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It’s Monday so back to work for us we go! It’s going to take a bit to get into a work schedule flow while traveling. We’re thankful we’ve had the last few days with family and friends to chill though🙌🏼
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Our hardest decision to date... Selling the van. We’re a bag of mixed emotions, excited for what’s to come, but at the same time so unbelievably sad our time in Isobel is coming to an end. 😔
If you missed our last post, we’re moving. Not to any of the houses in the previous post, but into a new home nonetheless. And with the move comes the selling of our first home. 🔸
Our hope is to sell her to someone who will love her as much as we have. Someone who wants to live a great adventure. Someone who’s ready for change - in scenery, in perspective, in life. 🔸
If you know anyone looking for a new #homeonwheels in #Europe or the #UK , send them our way, DM us, or tag them below. 🔸
Always with love,
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