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I have been in somewhat of a holding pattern, waiting for a single part to show up before a critical thing can be finalized… preventing all else from happening. Not 100% accurate, but the areas I would have liked to work on had to wait for said part. Nevertheless, I had many other projects to finish while I waited…
http://www.van-tramp.com/wp/big-blue-version-4-0-gettin-er-done/

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Once the interior was demo’d and effectively a blank canvas, the work shifted to the implementing our plan. Kerri had an idea – who am I to argue – and found some great cedar wall paneling that would not only give the interior a very cool log cabin look
http://www.van-tramp.com/wp/big-blue-version-4-0-building-off-the-new-foundation/

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Big Blue’s 2014-2016 layout had to be demolished, removed, and hauled to the local land fill. Literally, everything came out of the van, including the captain’s chairs, and carpet below them...

http://www.van-tramp.com/wp/big-blue-version-4-0-demo-to-blank-canvas/

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When we returned to Big Blue last week – after nearly a year of being stored – we found that one of the windows leaked allowing water to sit in the van the entire time. Mold took over the interior of the van... http://www.van-tramp.com/wp/another-big-blue-rebuild-2018-plans/

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The end of our 2017 travels that is. What was once a holiday season necessity is now part of our natural travel route. Stopping in Grass Valley, California to spend time with Kerri’s family has marked the end of our year the past three years running.
http://www.van-tramp.com/wp/arriving-at-the-end/

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Far from saying/admitting that we did any excessive drinking, we were able to dispose of no less than seven bottles, clearing up a lot of space in the trailer. Just a few more weeks of that, and we can downsize into the van.

http://www.van-tramp.com/wp/final-days-on-the-coast/

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Kerri has a spot. A spot that she must return too when within a days drive. A place that not only causes her to break out in smiles, but for those smiles to continue infecting her the entire time she remains. The Marin coastline – Point Reyes National Seashore to be specific
http://www.van-tramp.com/wp/returning-to-point-reyes/

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Our final big scheduled ‘thing-to-do’ this year was this big kayaking trip. Nearly 50 miles of the Green River, flowing through the awesome sandstone canyons just North of Canyonlands National Park, over four days and three nights. It would be our biggest kayak trip ever and our longest tent-camping trip to date (two nights is our sweet spot). We were joined by fellow full-timers – and legends – Seth and Drea (and their most gentle dog, Emma) in a canoe.
http://www.van-tramp.com/wp/kayaking-the-labyrinth/

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Once an annual destination for me, it has been more than three years since I have been in Moab, Utah. March of 2014 was my last visit here to mountain bike as best I could. I can still recall all the muscle pains of the time, trying to keep up with my 20-something biking buddy. At least he isn’t here this time around…
http://www.van-tramp.com/wp/returning-to-moab/
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