We are 1 week away from the big trip! (I know there is a BNL joke there, but it’s early and “It’s been” a hot weekend!
In preparation for the trip Kate and I spent the weekend preparing. I installed the vent fan I posted about last week. That sucker was a monster to print! It was so big I had to break it into 5 pieces. Each piece took between 10 and 15 hours to complete. In the rush to complete I didn’t prototype it as much as I would have liked. This resulted in much cutting and shaving that needed to be done. Once I got it home and started putting it together. It took me the better part of the day Saturday to get it fitted right. Here are some photos pre fit and inplace.
Sunday we went to REI, Dicks Sporting Goods, and Home Depot. We picked up some last minute stuff at REI like hiking pants, camping utensils, and camping towels. At Dicks we got new baseball mits. Kate has been wanting a mit for a while now and I was still using the one I had when I was 15 so we thought “hey why not!”. Then at Home Depot I found the supplies I needed to finish the electrical install for the fan. I made a quick video for that. Check it out below.
So now it’s the final countdown! We leave early in the morning on Saturday! First stop is Defiance Ohio. Its about a 9 hour drive. The van is running strong, Kate and I are always alittle nervous as it is our way. We know this is a grand adventure, full of stories and excitment.