Let's face it. I'm cheap. Or as the Frisans like to say, I'm frugal. It's true. I like to stay at places that are for free. I figure I'm spending enough on gas, I really don't want to spend money to spend the night somewhere just to move on the next day. That's why I … Continue reading Where I Stay.
A little east of Thunder Bay is an Amethyst Mine. Located on Road No. 5 North about 6 km in on a red dirt road, it's very back country looking but is well worth the visit. Diamond Willow Amethyst Mine has been operated and family owned since 1960. It's an open pit operation where veins … Continue reading Amethyst Mine.
There is a little town in the middle of a gravel road that is no longer a town. Napier was a settlement that is located on the Sydenham River. It was first settled around 1829 by a disbanded military unit. Early settlers Captain Christopher Beer of the Royal navy and Captain Robert Johnston who had … Continue reading Napier.
Although I haven't gone very far yet, I'm enjoying living fulltime out of my camper. It's nice to have fewer bills and even nicer to have missed my old job goodbye. Right now there is no alarm blaring in the morning, no deadlines, no stress about forgetting anything important or having to deal with customers. … Continue reading Loving It.
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?
I've started sleeping in the camper. First, I figure I need to get used to it and play with all the gadgets before suddenly I'm homeless, camping and terribly confused by something that I should have figured out before I left because that would have been the smart thing to do and now I'm just … Continue reading First Night.
One of the things that I thought I would miss is having no oven to cook with. No longer would I be able to have items like pizza, waffles, bread, cookies and other foods that are traditionally cooked in an oven. There just isn't space in my tiny camper for one and it did not … Continue reading Cooking With No Oven.