Leaving Minnesota

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Spent the last few days in Minnesota hanging out with family. Especially fun times were to be had at “The Great Minnesota Get Together.” Otherwise known as the State Fair. Lowe getting Grandpa to bust out the wallet. Smart kid. One minute they were watching Grandpa and Lowe, and the … Read More

Back At It

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A new truck, a new adventure. It started today. We didn’t actually pack the truck until the night before, and were not too surprised when everything didn’t fit in there just the way we had hoped. It’s easy to overpack a truck when you’re bringing pretty much everything you own … Read More

Freeze Plugs and Fairgrounds

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Work and play, work and play. Even for us this can be a balancing act. Just in this one picture we can see a new clutch master cylinder and line, new battery, new valve cover gaskets, fresh paint, all new hoses, new plug wires, new air filter, new thermostat and … Read More

MN Miscellany

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We’re here working on the truck, and just going about normal Minnesota summer life. I found a rubber worm and was able to get a good scream out of the kids with it. We were wandering around downtown North St. Paul, and popped into a junk/antique store where Lowe found these … Read More

Truck and Twins

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Minnesota Twins

Overheated driving down the highway today. I’ve been bragging about how much cooler the engine has been running since I did all this engine work, so this caught me a little by surprise. I was stuck on the side of the road with no water, so I did the only … Read More

Downsizing

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Tepui RTT on '68 International Travelall

Ali sold all of her jewelry. Wedding ring? Gone. Diamond earrings? Gone. Class rings? Gone. Miscellaneous bling? Gone. Gone. All gone. Not because we’re broke, but because she simply didn’t want it any longer. She can’t foresee herself ever wanting to wear expensive, flashy jewelry again. For thirteen years now that … Read More

International Outfitting

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There just isn’t a whole lot going on around here right now. It sort of feels like we now live here and are suburban parents. Ouest is going to a reading class each day, and while she is there I work next door in the Starbucks, which is about as … Read More

Time to Work and Play

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We’ve got a host of family things going on this month, which are keeping our feet planted for a few weeks. That gives us plenty of time to visit my dad. And gives Ouest time to go to reading camp for a couple hours each morning. She gets to take her … Read More

Cars, Fairs, and Parties

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The past week has been a bit of a mishmash of experiences. We went out to the Back to the 50s car show. It’s a massive affair held at the State Fairgrounds, and it was brutally hot and humid. We didn’t see even 5% of the cars, but did spot … Read More

One Step Closer

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Well, the bus is gone—which left us having to fly from Portland to MN. Not our favorite mode of travel. Not by a long shot. But, just fourteen hours after waking up, we were at Grandma and Grandpa’s house, and one step closer to new adventures. Waiting on Grandpa. The … Read More