Rubber Tramp Rendezvous

Rubber Tramp Rendezvous

Day Two on the way to the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous We awoke at a Walmart in Kansas over night. It really wasn’t all that bad. Pretty fun to take a walk in the store. Neither of us had been in one in many many years. Everything went well, and it was super quiet. We slept like babies. Since we hadn’t seen anyone talk about how they got permission to park at one we decided to give one a call and…

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Day One Journey to the Rubber Tramp Rendevous

Day One Journey to the Rubber Tramp Rendevous

Well here we are in the road headed toward Quartzsite, Arizona. We are traveling there to meet new friends, learn about desert ecology, and just relax. Part of any journey is the traveling. That’s almost more important than the goal. While our goal is Quartzsite our journey has taken us through many new places. In Des Moines Iowa we went to this Sheels to get a camp stove adapter, then we went to a Walmart in Kansas to stay, and…

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Toolbox Project, Live Original Music, and the RTR

Toolbox Project, Live Original Music, and the RTR

January 3rd, 2018 In today’s edition we work some more on the Toolbox Project, take a ‘day after Christmas’ drive around and visit with a friend at a gig. I play live original music by myself and with friends. Have you ever gone to do errands the day after Christmas having forgotten entirely that there was any sort of thing called, ‘Christmas’? Well we did. We went to Fleet Farm, a local farm implement store, and noticed a few more…

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Campervan Tour and a Trip to Cost Co

Campervan Tour and a Trip to Cost Co

Greetings glorious Earthlings – I bring you tales of our recent “go for broke chance” so be of good cheer! This weeks grand and glorious adventure takes us to the rocky shores of Cost Co island. Arrg, one must be careful in these waters Pirates abound! This week we will give you a smallish tour of our homemade/DIY CamperVan. A Campervan Tour and a pretty little walk through of our local Cost Co. The video is at the bottom of the…

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Winter Farmers Market & Minnesota Shrimp

Winter Farmers Market & Minnesota Shrimp

Winter Farmers Market & Minnesota Shrimp This weeks adventures involved getting sick and not filming much at all, so we put together some other footage from the past with some current adventures. In the first bit we go to the Rochester Winter Farmers market. Wander around a bit and buy Minnesota shrimp. They were really good. The second part Elissa and I take Marley dog to Pet Smart to get her toenails trimmed. I think they actually grind them, but…

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Thanksgiving Leftovers, Solar Project, the Van

Thanksgiving Leftovers, Solar Project, the Van

This week we work on Thanksgiving Leftovers, a smallish solar project, and just drive around in the van. The Solar Project is more of an experiment which left me with more questions then answers. Those are the best kind of experiments. Here’s what happened. I have two solar set ups. One is on the van and the other is on my front porch. The van has 200 watts of power, a 100 amp hour battery, and a PWM charge controller….

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Thanksgiving Shmanksgiving

Thanksgiving Shmanksgiving

Hey everyone- I hope you are having a wonderful day. We are having a very warm end of Autumn beginning of Winter here in lovely south eastern Minnesota. As they say though all things come to an end I am certain the winds of change will bring us some snow and cold. This weeks video. Elissa and I had a lovely time with our family over the holiday and we hope you did too. This year we hosted the whole…

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Holy Toledo! It’s the Martys

Holy Toledo! It’s the Martys

Holy Toledo, it’s the Marty’s and we’d like to that thank you for coming by our little spot on the web.  As you can see there’s still a bit of “construction dust” on everything. We’re still remodeling it just a bit, but you can tell where everything’s going to go. The kitchen will be over there, and the dining room will be here where we’re standing. We will be posting every Wednesday right here in this spot. Whether that’s remodeling…

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Pardon the construction

Pardon the construction

Hey everyone- First I’d like to welcome you to our new little site on the webs. Next I want to just say we are building this as fast as we can all by ourselves, so please pardon the construction dust. Here you will find all of our adventures. Thanks again and have a wonderful day. -The Martys