Friday, June 25, 2010

The congo has to go to a new home

If anyone on here has the cash , or knows someone who has to have this one of a kind item , pass it along . It kills me to have to sell it , but the time has come .

The Larry Watson congo is for sale

edit : as of march 2011 it is happily , no longer for sale .

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

I hope everyone had as good of a father's day as I had

Amy got me this nice popcorn popper because I love popcorn ( so does Vaughn suddenly . . . ) . We used it last night and it certainly does make popcorn like a popper should . I even got the movie theatre style butter flavoring and some butter flavored salt . How can you go wrong .

Vaughn brought this home for me from daycare . I think he had help making it , but I still love it . He points at it and yells " dad rocks " and thinks that's super funny .

I got to splurge a little at Target the other day and get this little bad boy for the camper , and that rounded out my father's day hat trick . Lots of love to all the fathers I know .

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

When I was a kid we did a lot of camping in a bunch of different motorhomes

For whatever reason my dad was super into RV-ing and my mom just followed along as his co-pilot . She eventually got a part time job cleaning up rental motorhomes at a local RV place ( when i was in highschool and could take a little time off as full time mom / house wife ) and we had an inside connection to lightly used rigs at a great price . I remember 4 pretty clearly over the years of my adolescence , but there may be have been more that I can't remember off the top of my head . I just remember seeing most of the country through the window of the cab over bed at 60 mph .

I couldn't shake it as I got older , I love camping . Amy & I did our share of tent camping and had lots of fun roughing it , but with a little son in the mix now , we decided to step it up a notch and hook up a sweet rig for family fun & camping outings . I need a little dirt bike of course now so we can cruise around the campsite , and I need to whip up a bicycle rack for the back bumper , but we already took it out for a quick weekend and it performed flawlessly .

Vaughn happens to love camping and I think we're going to be having lots & lots of wilderness adventures in the mountains , or at the beaches near you . It's a relatively inexpensive way to have a busy weekend away from the X-Box or Play Station and get out in the grass & dirt and have a good time turning over rocks to see what's underneath .

Getting back to nature man , maybe grow out my hair . . . maybe not .

It's a 1981 Lazy Daze on an 18 foot Chevy chassis . 350 / 350 combo with low miles and all the systems work well ( or at least well enough for me ) . No leaks no holes or broken shit anywhere . It needs some curtains and maybe a little tlc in the carpet area , but it's solid and ready to go !

Here's Amy & Vaughn testing out the relaxabillity quotient of the new rig . She says it passed with flying colours .

Friday, June 11, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Gordon's new '51

Maybe we can get Davey to tell us a little about this man in a separate post , he's kind of a genius .

Friday, June 4, 2010

the locally famous "monster face " with added shock & awe stylings

Sometimes I'll be watching a ballgame or just relaxing on the couch thinking Vaughn is off in his room doing something important or destructive , then out of the corner of my eye I see him sneaking up on me with this crazy face and an evil hissing sound .

I'll get very scared for a moment then ask him " yikes , who are you and why are you getting me ?!?"

then he says , " I'm a dinosaur and this is my monster face . . . I'm getting you !!!"

and then he leaps into action and gets me .