Author: theneomadic

Tour de judging January 2019

Tour de judging January 2019

After we got back from our Colorado trip, we found ourselves shortly back on the road as January was dedicated to driving the Slumber Queen to judge some local snowboard contests. We started off judging the BCSA event in Whistler, BC. We had five days between the first two events so the Duffey was an …

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The Slumber Queen Visits Rogers Pass

The Slumber Queen Visits Rogers Pass

With a full tank and no plan the Slumber Queen had her first long haul trip and saw the winds of Wyoming, mile high city and rural Idaho gas stations. Heather’s Ph.D. was freshly defended and obligations manageable from the road we opened our schedule to the open road.  With an open schedule and a …

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The Slumber Queen gets her first long haul

The Slumber Queen gets her first long haul

Our exact means of how we were getting to Colorado for Christmas 2018 was unsure until our local trusted mechanic was able to get the RV in at the last minute and to our surprise, needed nothing but a $56 oil change. So the decision was made the day before we headed to Silverstar to …

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Road to Radness: The Slumber Queen has awoken

Road to Radness: The Slumber Queen has awoken

After years of pushing the limits of our weekend living space in compact, stealth and repurposed vehicles for our sleeping solutions we finally broke the mold, or maybe added some mold? With a classic “go nowhere fast” 1988 Toyota Slumber Queen Motorhome. It’s modestly under-gutted 4 cylinder 22re engine adds fuel economy and the ability …

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Sails to Trails: Bowen Island

Sails to Trails: Bowen Island

First sail of the season It wouldn’t be a seasonal shakedown sail without a bit of a shakedown.  We both started the trip to Bowen Island overworked and with the boat not fully gone through.  As always the week was filled with uncertainties about the the plan, the mountain bike trails, and our seaworthiness as …

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Biking in Squamish – May the fourth

Biking in Squamish – May the fourth

With life at full tilt lately we shook off the responsibility and it was totally worth it.  After some deliberation on trail choices we warmed up with a standard Rupert then headed to Treasure, Entrails with a In and Out Burger to end.   Colin came up off the couch after two years of pint lifts …

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Cayoosh Redemption Trip – New Years

Cayoosh Redemption Trip – New Years

Splitboarding into The New Year. Cayoosh has been a piece of eye candy for me since one of our first trips up the Duffy lake area looking across from Rohr ridge.  It’s a scraggly rock from a far and a difficult area to read up close, as we found a few weeks before in a …

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Coming up short on Rogers Pass

Coming up short on Rogers Pass

Splitboarding Rogers Pass December 24-25, 2017 It is always a gamble planning a location in advance in the Vancouver area because when a six-hour drive is your radius cutoff, you have a lot of world class options. It’s just as hard knowing the cold short days and week old moderate stable snow would mean no …

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Anniversary week – Gambier Island

Anniversary week – Gambier Island

 First year wedding anniversary It’s crazy to think what we’ve been through in our first year of marriage.  Literally a year ago we had maybe been on a sailboat once or twice but certainly weren’t considering entering the sailing world let alone living on one.  But fast forward a year and here we are and …

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Our first ‘this doesn’t happen to everyone’ moment stranded in Nanaimo

Our first ‘this doesn’t happen to everyone’ moment stranded in Nanaimo

 Setting sail Combining both the fact we really have no clue about how the current is truly affected in the river by the tide and the fact that we may have been a bit over zealous, our exit from our stupidly challenging slip was far from graceful.  Let’s just say, the embankment between the dock …

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