Chris said he came up here to “ski pow” ...but really he was just in search of discount down booties and preparing to launch his modeling career. (Btw, he’s single, ladies.)
I don’t take a lot of portraits, but I’m trying to improve this year. About a month ago I shot some friends in front of my new truck and we thought it’d make a good portrait series, coined the #BuiltFordTufts project—the first image here is numero uno.
⛺ Skamtinden, Norway - "This night we slept in a total storm, 800 meters above sea level. It rained horizontally and got pitch dark, but somehow I’m fascinated about the extreme."
📷 by @joonaslinkola
The power situation in the van has been the biggest variable in the planning of this project thus far. My initial plan involved a voltage sensing relay pulling power from the alternator to charge the house battery. This is fine, simple, and ideally cheap. Unfortunately, AGM batteries require a lot of care involving multiple charge stages depending on the battery’s state of charge. This required the addition of multi stage dc to dc charger and, by extension, a more complicated and ultimately more expensive system then just adding a simple solar system in the first place. Queue the @victron_energy Smartsolar controller. Built in Bluetooth so I can check system stats and battery state right from my smart phone. No need for an additional gauge like other cheaper mppt controllers equals a simpler and cheaper system. The price was right, and so was the specs. I love it when that happens!
☀️☀️VAN UPDATE! ☀️☀️
We’ve been settling into the van for the past three days. I’ve been really enjoying the sunny days and cool refreshing evenings up in the hills. Our new neighbors are pretty shy, who can blame them they’re koalas! 🐨
2 months of having it and my van is at least LIVABLE NOW 😊😊😊. Shoutout to my old buddy Kevin for a lot of the insulation supplies and help getting this far! These are just a little of the pictures from where we started to now (1st pic)..... We used clothes, towels, foam, thermopanel etc etc etc to get this thing insulated haha covered the floor with vinyl and carpet, covered the wheel wells (gonna build the bed frame over them) and much much MUCH more to come 😉. #SWIPE#VanLife#VanConversion#Goingafterit
Over a year ago, the beginning of my spiritual journey, and one of my favorite posts ever...I have started practicing yoga & meditation for about a week now and I can already see a draaaastically positive change. So, cue this and all future wordvomit and (inspirational?) posts. Since I have been practicing, I have noticed I am smiling ALOT more. I keep catching myself smiling. Especially on my walks. I walk 3 miles to and from work [most days] and most people think I'm crazy. But they think I am even crazier when I walk in the rain, snow, sleet/whatever the f*ck has been happening with the weather the last couple of days. I think it is easy to feel down on these days, but I also think there is an opportunity to find and appreciate things we are grateful for. On my walk in today, I was grateful for the cold, crisp, and refreshing air. Grateful for the rain on my hair & skin (that's natures way of showering me amiright?). Grateful that I have two capable legs to get me from place to place, grateful for my body & grateful for moving my body. Grateful for datgoodgood me time, grateful for gewd tunes to jam out & dance to. Grateful that it doesn't phase me to look like a makeupless wet rat at work. Grateful to know who I am. Grateful for Julianna who has been an inspiration of positivity & light and introducing me to this world of yoga & meditation. Grateful to be grateful. Spread the gratitude and smiles lovahs.
Headed out west for the weekend with a ‘84 VW Camper. What’s your favorite car for a triad trip?
Love the pure on the camper, without power steering but a bed directly behind the drivers seat. 📸 : @johanneshuwe
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