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Meow Wolf: A Great Way to Stay Warm in Santa Fe

As you may have heard by now from our other blog posts, it is apparently cold in New Mexico this time of year.  We made it two whole nights of camping in high 30 degree temps at night before deciding it was best to get a hotel room (with heat) for the next two nights when temps were expected to drop into the twenties.  While we had a nice warm place to keep Miles and little desire to spend time in the cold and windy outdoors we decided it was time to check out the city of Santa Fe and one [...]

Meow Wolf: A Great Way to Stay Warm in Santa Fe2018-05-08T08:51:41+00:00

Vicaribupdate 2 – Taos to Santa Fe

Leg 2 took us around the Enchanted Circle to Taos and then on to the art capital of the southwest, Santa Fe. Little known fact: Taos is latin for hamburger. The Enchanted Circle is a circle made of roads that encompasses an area that is enchanted. It is dotted with smaller ski areas and scenic little campgrounds. We drove from about 11:00 on the circle to about 7:00 on the circle in a clockwise fashion. The roads were steep and windy, and Vicaribus only acted like it was going to die a couple times. On the circle we made a stop [...]

Vicaribupdate 2 – Taos to Santa Fe2018-05-08T08:52:25+00:00

Vicaribupdate 1 – As to be expected

Definition of Vicaribupdate Via the transitive properties of word math: Vicarious + Bus = Vicaribus, Vicaribus + Update = Vicaribupdate Rundown of day 1 As to be expected there were some kinks on Day 1. There's no need to dwell on them, or else we'll have no time for the rest of the kinks to come, but I will quickly run through them in chronological order. As to be expected, my nice mountain bike was stolen out of our garage while I was returning the rental car I have been using for the last little bit. The good news is that [...]

Vicaribupdate 1 – As to be expected2018-05-08T08:52:39+00:00

T-1 Day. We are go for launch.

A year of hard work, abbreviated frugalness, and minimal planning have to brought us to the big day. Jobs have been quit, earthly possessions have been expunged, and friends have been hugged goodbye. All that is left now is to spend a final night in our empty apartment, get up bright and semi-early and put the pedal to the metal in search of warmer pastures. Denver gave us three good years and now we are 24 hours from the start of a year (plus or minus) of freedom and folly. Our only real plan is to follow the weather, which means [...]

T-1 Day. We are go for launch.2018-05-08T08:52:53+00:00

Excursion 3: Total solar eclipse of my heart

I'm fairly certain this is excursion three. The first was definitely Pikes Peak, documented here. The second would have been Twin Lakes - undocumented, but mostly consisting of overheating on he side of the mountain roads, and lakes. This time around we took Vicaribus up to Nebraska for some eclipse chasing. Our base of operations was a fantastic gem of a lake called Lake McConaughy, commonly referred to as Lake Mac. What a find that was. Lake Mac is the biggest lake and Nebraska, and when the water is down like now, it is surrounded by exceptional white sand beaches. The [...]

Excursion 3: Total solar eclipse of my heart2018-05-08T08:54:14+00:00

Excursion 1: 11,000ft Shakedown – Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 2017

Even though Vicaribus isn't finished with it's makeover, there's no reason it should remain confined to it's claustrophobic backyard parking pen. Sure it gets it's daily Home Depot run and the odd overnighter at the shop, but sometimes a bus just has to get out and stretch it's legs and see the world. Rather than warming up with something simple for our first real excursion, we decided that we might as well just dive in and give Vicaribus a real challenge. The challenge we came up with was driving up a big ass mountain and spending the night at 11,000 feet [...]

Excursion 1: 11,000ft Shakedown – Pikes Peak International Hill Climb 20172018-05-08T08:55:21+00:00