An Introduction

I sort of already started on this project, before I really fully nailed down the goals and expectations. But that seems to be the way things go with me these days, so I'm alright with it 🙂. This year, in September, I'll turn 33. Before then, I want to visit and…

Electrical 2.0

Ok, I have a good idea of what I want in a final electrical solution. It needs to be reliable, flexible extensible and it needs to have enough capacity that I don't have to worry about how I use it (within reason). Immediately, I knew I was going to go…

Electrical Solutions?

Ok, so the simple setup I started with fell flat. I'm a natural-born problem solver, and this is a problem I'm fully qulified to solve! So, what did we learn? We need much more capacityWe need faster charging, with more optionsSolar is unlikely to be successful as a single charging…

Electrical Challenges

Back in Starting Electrical, I wrote about a simple solution to getting some power deployed in my van. This was excellent, as it gave me the ability to practically measure how I really used power with some test trips. What I discovered was what I needed wasn't necessarily a massive…

Beware of False Prophets

Fortunately, this park is the real deal. This is a great park for taking the kids and/or bikes. My hike was unfortunately scuttled a bit by weather and flooding, but it was still an enjoyable visit and a park worth visiting. The park was well maintained and the trails…

Mounds of Fun and Summit Lake

Finally, a break in the weather again! I chose Summit Lake because it was advertised as having hard-packed trails and we'd just had a super rainy spell, and it was a perfect fit for the day. Trail 3 at Summit Lake is a nice gentle trail along the lakeshore with…

Fort Harrison

I've hiked this park before, so when I was nearby to knock out a certification exam I had a lunch picnic and dealt with some emails before driving back home... I'm counting it for now, but I reserve the right to come back again!…

Turkey Run and Raccoon Lake

Turkey Run is a pretty famous park, so when an opportunity to go hike it early in the season when it wasn't going to be too busy came by I had to jump. I was lucky enough to be joined by my niece and, I guess my brother and sister-in…