a roadtrip through the world

an overland odyssey, of dust, snow, and distant shorelines, capturing moments of life and landscapes, cameras, prime lenses, weathered journals and rain soaked musings, inspirations, lyrics and poetry. Head and heart given to the road, the mysterious and ever unfolding unknown.

Some things you find along the way without expectation or planning, yet they fit perfectly in the picture. A friend told us about a school bus on Craigslist in Bend… a big yellow beast but it certainly had our names written all over it! So, with just a little hesitation, we sold our Oregon truck and had nearly the exact amount to buy it.
We grabbed our camping gear and lighter traveling packs and moved into the bus within days, then started off across Oregon and the desert of Nevada towards Utah, and soon we’ll be roaming North through Jackson and Yellowstone in Wyoming, then to Montana… 
While the bus was lit one night by candlelight so too was the idea of meeting with others along in our travels up North as a mobile art studio and gallery, a place where we can share the kind of work that inspires us while continuing to explore the landscapes of the Northwest when visiting each year.
We have a number of improvements to make, starting with the most obvious, a much needed paint job. It is a big and exciting project, the kind worth having. This school bus was once lost in many doing it’s own form of good work with children, so we’ll be sure to transform it to a place of inspiration for ourselves and others we meet along the way. 
Please feel free to share with friends and thank you for following along with us!  

Some things you find along the way without expectation or planning, yet they fit perfectly in the picture. A friend told us about a school bus on Craigslist in Bend… a big yellow beast but it certainly had our names written all over it! So, with just a little hesitation, we sold our Oregon truck and had nearly the exact amount to buy it.

We grabbed our camping gear and lighter traveling packs and moved into the bus within days, then started off across Oregon and the desert of Nevada towards Utah, and soon we’ll be roaming North through Jackson and Yellowstone in Wyoming, then to Montana… 

While the bus was lit one night by candlelight so too was the idea of meeting with others along in our travels up North as a mobile art studio and gallery, a place where we can share the kind of work that inspires us while continuing to explore the landscapes of the Northwest when visiting each year.

We have a number of improvements to make, starting with the most obvious, a much needed paint job. It is a big and exciting project, the kind worth having. This school bus was once lost in many doing it’s own form of good work with children, so we’ll be sure to transform it to a place of inspiration for ourselves and others we meet along the way. 

Please feel free to share with friends and thank you for following along with us!  

Shooting star over the Ruby Mountains in Nevada.

Shooting star over the Ruby Mountains in Nevada.

Exploring the Ruby Mountains of Nevada.

The Painted Hills of Oregon.

Ruby Mountains, Nevada.

Lost in time! We had signs ahead in the form of fresh cow pies on the road and dust in the distance, then 300+ cattle annoyed or confused enough to challenge the cowboys into moving from the road. Alita took her wide angle lens out into the middle of it and I followed.

-Colby, Southeast Oregon.

Las Penitas, Nicaragua.

Las Penitas, Nicaragua.

The community of Rio Negro rests in the highlands of Honduras and is almost fully dedicated to coffee production. The Velazquez family took us in for a few days, bringing us closer to the process of germination, growth and harvest of the coffee bean.  Hardworking days are often accompanied by hot mugs of coffee, fire-cooked meals, children, dogs, stories and laughter, and immersed with the sounds of nature and breathtaking scenery.

Pebbels of the colors of the rainbow found in a riverbed up in the mountains of Honduras.

Pebbels of the colors of the rainbow found in a riverbed up in the mountains of Honduras.

Honduras.

Some of our gear that’s getting the most love right now…

Cameras including a polaroid cam, books, kindle, med kit, Marmot jacket that doubles as a pillow, write in the rain notebooks, art stuff, one of Alita’s hand made bags, electric shaver for Colby’s head, wool hats for cold nights, compass, coffee and tea.

Camping through Central America.

Alita’s campfire cooking in Honduras.