The Talbot Lago Finally Makes it to Pebble Beach

I started working on this project back in 2016 in Colorado, the beginning of a long and circuitous path. In a previous post, I explained some of the issues that helped make it a five year engine build... One of the few upsides of a worldwide pandemic is that some events get postponed, which gave … Continue reading The Talbot Lago Finally Makes it to Pebble Beach

New Brakes and Repaired Spring

Motorhome Maintenance… Springs, Brakes and Driveline

Part One: Springs I've been traveling with my 2006 Fun Mover since 2015 and apart from oil changes and two sets of tires, I haven't had to do much work on the chassis side of things. The house side is another story... there is always something that needs fixing. When I bought the rig in … Continue reading Motorhome Maintenance… Springs, Brakes and Driveline

Hazy Teton View from the Henrys Fork

Henry’s Bugs: Opening Day at Harriman Ranch, Henry’s Fork, Idaho

I’ve turned over a lot of rocks in the knee-deep waters of the Henry’s Fork, the famous Snake River tributary that flows past Last Chance, Idaho. There are long stretches of time where there are no rising fish to be spotted, and my curiosity leads me to wonder what they are eating when they are … Continue reading Henry’s Bugs: Opening Day at Harriman Ranch, Henry’s Fork, Idaho

Trinity River Winter Scene

Boondocking for Flyfishers: Steiner Flat, Trinity River, CA

In the winter of 2017, I attempted to catch a California winter steelhead on the swing. I spent three months on the attempt, and did not succeed... though I did get one under a damn bobber with an egg pattern (but that's another story). That winter, the long drought broke, and all of the rivers … Continue reading Boondocking for Flyfishers: Steiner Flat, Trinity River, CA

Get to Work Ya Bum!

There has been a notable drop in the rate of new content being posted here at travelingwithtools. That’s because I’ve been back at work for a few weeks, and despite thinking I would be able to do two things at once, I have not. I've landed at the same Northern California shop that I worked … Continue reading Get to Work Ya Bum!

Nellis Dunes: OK for Camping or Not?

TLDR: Not. I was looking for a spot closer to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where there was a kart racing event that I wanted to visit, and literally across the street is a large BLM managed area for off road riding. Nellis Dunes is listed on the BLM website as Dispersed - Nellis Dunes. It … Continue reading Nellis Dunes: OK for Camping or Not?