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Limestone Lake Texas.

I did it!  My first boondocking experience in Texas.  It was also the first time I used my new blocks to level out my camper.  It's kind of like stacking legos! For the experience, I chose Limestone Lake Public Park and Boat Launch site in Texas.  It's a beautiful little place with an amazing view … Continue reading Limestone Lake Texas.

Mmmmnn… Cookies!

I do like to bake but there isn't enough storage space and counter space to bake from scratch.  I also do not have an oven.  I have a microwave that I use for storage since I haven't hooked up to electricity in a while.  So out came one of my favourite, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. When … Continue reading Mmmmnn… Cookies!

The Petrified Garden.

Dead trees are not usually on my list of things to see but these dead trees were petrified. Not they weren’t scared, they were turned to stone. They looked exactly like pieces of wood but they were hard as rock and had been that way for thousands of years. Still, it wasn’t much of a … Continue reading The Petrified Garden.

1909 Sod House.

In a little place just outside of the Badlands in South Dakota stands an original Prairie Homestead. Erected in 1909 by Ed and Alice Brown it is one of the last remaining original soddies intact as one of the most common ways to create a home in the great west has disappeared through prairie rains, … Continue reading 1909 Sod House.

The Badlands.

South Dakota is a mecca for tourists as it is rich with all sorts of sights to see, from Mt. Rushmore to tours of caves to the Laura Ingles homestead and more. I thought about going to the homestead for all those people I know who enjoyed the Little House on the Prairie series but … Continue reading The Badlands.

Manitoba Legislature.

One of the fun and frustrating things I did in Winnipeg was visit the Manitoba Legislature. It's a beautiful building and the self-guided tour is absolutely free, all you have to do is check in when you arrive and check out when you leave. Finished in 1920 this building was designed and built by Frank … Continue reading Manitoba Legislature.

Sauble Falls

After Sauble Beach there is a beautiful place called Sauble Falls.  It used to boast two boarding houses, logging operations, a mill, a store, a schoolhouse, a blacksmith and a post office.  John Eldridge is reported to have been the first settler who built a cottage there around 1864.  The large sawmill below the falls on … Continue reading Sauble Falls

Kingston and the Composting Toilet.

Since I am still getting used to towing the camper with the jeep, I chose to take the long way round to Kingston via all roads that were not expressways or gravel. This means that my five-and-a-half-hour trip became nine hours. It was a great experience driving through all sorts of small towns and scenic … Continue reading Kingston and the Composting Toilet.

Why, oh why?

It's the middle of the night and there are crickets chirping.  Have you ever noticed that crickets chirp a lot?  I'm not sure what they all have to talk about but they are one of the noisiest creatures around.  Not saying that I don't mind the noise, unless of course, it's one chirping directly in … Continue reading Why, oh why?

Got Shady Shades? Sparking Life Into Window Treatments.

As I've mentioned so many times, the camper décor was brown, beige, and more brown.  Which to a person who gets a little depressed at times, is just depressing.  I like colour.  Anyone who has been inside my home knows that my kitchen was painted Kiwi Fun.  Look it up.  It's an amazing green that … Continue reading Got Shady Shades? Sparking Life Into Window Treatments.