Espresso: The Beverage Of Joy

Ah, espresso.  The finest of all beverages.  For those of you who adulterate it with milk or cream or sugar…try it plain.  Honestly.  And not out of a paper* starbucks cup**.  Out of a properly preheated ceramic (or if your budget suits: borosilicate) cup.

I considered putting a picture of espresso in here…but honestly pictures just don’t do it justice.

Prior to hitting the road in 16 feet of trailer I had my morning espresso (or 3…or 4…) made in a proper espresso machine.  It weighs about 20 pounds/9 kg, and there is not a single cabinet big enough to store it in in the trailer.  So I was forced to go without espresso for the duration of the trip.

No.  That isn’t how it went.  Not at all.  Because that would be unacceptable.

I tend to avoid naming names when it comes to products, and have only made exceptions twice that I can think of.  This will be the third time.  Because for those of you thinking “I want to travel around the country in an RV but how will I have my espresso while dry camping in the Mojave?” there is a solution!

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Hiking Humbug Mountain

Humbug Mountain is a mountain on the sea.  Not near the sea like King Peak, but rising straight out of it.  Accordingly, visitors may be forgiven for expecting scenic views the entire hike.

Humbug Mountain is a rainforest.  A temperate rainforest mind you, but a rainforest nonetheless.  This means super lush growth everywhere.  Ferns on top of ferns on top of moss, and that’s only to start with! Continue reading