In the middle of a spanning mountainous desert landscape there is a huge metropolis; Tropical, flashy, colorful, an arresting display of American culture. A total mind fuck. We have entered Las Vegas. We passed the eclectic sky scape I have seen on countless screens. Billboards covered in the faces of entertainers, half-naked women, half-naked men,… Read More Entering Las Vegas
Last one for tonight. But boy are these giant unpolluted skies gorgeous. I saw the milky way for the first time in my life, and I shared that with my family.
Dude thinks we are in “Borderlands”. We are really just off HWY 58 before Barstow, Ca on our way to Las Vegas. Typically we have looked for big commercial parking lots to “Boondock” in while we travel. But when we saw the Public Lands signs a few miles back we had to take advantage of… Read More We sleep in the desert.
Today we are on the road again, en route to Las Vegas! Skipping LA to my disappointment. We had planned on checking out Kings MMA— honestly, it was my dream gym— however, the ordinances against overnight parking and the closest Thousand Trails site being two hours away makes it impossible to train there… on this… Read More Leaving San Francisco.
The crickets song drowns out all surrounding noise, there is no traffic tonight. The sky is dark, but the air is warm. We have arrived at our home for the next few days North of San Francisco. After the JuJitsu gym in Seaside, told us they would be open and they weren’t, we decided to… Read More Ramblin on.
Life feels magical. The smell of the ocean, and the constant crashing of waves blanketing the sounds of the few other people on this expansive sand beach that we spent our days on. That is after we drive from the sounds of 2am semi deliveries, leafless leaf blowers and street cleaners in the large commercial… Read More Formula constructed.
Just a few iPhone snaps from Cannon Beach. I’d like to write a real blog post, but while dry camping at Costco this morning we were awoken by a graveyard shift leafless — there were no leaves — leaf blower going around each of the boondockers. I thought about getting out of the camper and… Read More Cannon Beach
It is 6:30am, everyone else is sound asleep. I am wide awake. I am excited and I have not having acclimated to road noise, yet. I am glad we spent the majority of our evening at the most beautiful beach I have ever seen: A beach wide, never-ending, covered in sand not rocks — Washingtonians,… Read More First day!
My last fight experience left me with a sour taste. I found no joy in my victory. My hand raised and I wouldn’t look at the crowd. I didn’t want to talk to the friends and family who came to support me, I actually made some half-assed excuse about needing to get a medical clearance… Read More Preparing to fight again.
We are at the precipice of change. Our lives are about to be shaken and rearranged in so many ways. We embark on this journey in a few short days. The doubts, the “what ifs”, technical hitches, unseen expenditures; It’s easy to feel overwhelmed. It’s a challenge to keep the mood light and inspire… Read More Precipice of change.