Author: Stephanie Yarbrough

Detour: Peek-a-Boo and Spooky Slot Canyons Escalante

Detour to Slot Canyons in Escalante Utah On our way to back to Oklahoma, we took a bit of a detour to explore slot canyons in Escalante Utah. One of our favorite places to visit, we were more than excited to be back in southern Utah. Taking a Detour After we left Valley of Fire State Park just outside of Las Vegas, we drove for a full day in order to get to Escalante. Since we only had a few days to explore, we wanted to be sure we had plenty of time in Escalante. We ended up driving...

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Sprinter Maintenance: Replacing Shocks

Replacing Shocks on a 2007 Sprinter Van Our van has about 220,000 miles on it, and we are pretty sure the shocks are original to the van. So, it is time for an upgrade in suspension on our 2007 Sprinter! We replaced the front and rear shocks in this week’s Sprinter Maintenance video.  When to Replace Shocks on a Sprinter Van A much debated topic in mechanics, when to replace your shocks is really based on the wear and tear on your vehicle. Having an unusually bumpy or rocking vehicle when going over bumps is one way to tell...

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Day Trip to Valley of Fire State Park

Day Trip to Valley of Fire State Park Nevada Less than an hour outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, Valley of Fire State Park is a gorgeous day trip adventure. If you have more time to explore the park, there is camping at the state park as well.  Scenic Detour to Valley of Fire State Park Finishing up our winter galavanting around ski resorts, we left Mammoth California and started our journey east toward Oklahoma. Having just a week and a half-and needing to make stops in Salt Lake City and Denver-we didn’t have a ton of time to explore....

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PlastiDip Update: A One Year Inspection

PlastiDip One Year Update One year ago, we changed the color of our van from white to tan and grey using PlastiDip. Now, we’re doing a full inspection of how it held up and what it looks like today. Would we do it again?  Want to see how we PlastiDipped our whole van? Click Here! How Did the PlastiDip Hold Up? Over the past year, we have not been easy on our van, including the PlastiDip. We often drive down narrow back roads with shrubbery scraping the sides of the van. More than once, we’ve scraped up against a...

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Asheville North Carolina: Outdoor Gear Builders

Asheville North Carolina A few weeks ago, we had an opportunity to visit Asheville North Carolina and meet some of the awesome brands that call the area home. Now, we’re here to tell you the story of an epic weekend with fantastic new friends. When we go out into nature, sometimes we tell ourselves we are trying to get away from it all.  Away from the hustle and bustle; away from people. When in all reality, we aren’t trying to escape people; we are there to find refuge with other people who are like us. People who are out...

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