This blog is about our travels in our solar powered "Airstream" and living off grid, in our passive solar home, near Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.

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Wednesday 31 October 2012


If your wife is into sewing or quilting you know part of any holiday will be spent in the nearest fabric store. Today was such a day. Fortunately the weather co-operated, the back country roads were scenic and enjoyable to drive and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day.

First stop was Patchwork Plus. After an hour I went in search of the ladies fearing they maybe were kidnapped and smuggled out the back door. Not the case .......................... just undecided about which fabrics to combine to make the blanket of choice.

This shop is so popular even the Mennonites shop here.

Back on the road we decided to get off the turnpike and explore some back roads in the area. We were not disappointed .............

The rolling countryside is fertile and farms dominate the landscape. 

Farms here look very prosperous and cattle production seems to be the major type of farming

Time for lunch so we selected the "Depot Cafe"in Stauton as our choice for food and enjoyed the ribs and burgers they served.

Not very busy today.

Mary had tuna, Carol had back ribs, both were delicious.

Filled up and ready to get back on the road. Must find more fabric.

Happy Halloween and I hope you get lots of treats.

Our grandson Owen is going as a milk bottle ........ so creative.


  1. Looks like you guys are having a ball and having a well deserved break. Loved,loved,loved Owen's costume. We are doing well. We got back from our month at the TOP of Geeorgia Airstream park outside of Helen, GA just before the storm hit. Haven't heard, but looks like they might have had some wind. We are leaving in a few weeks for a weeks cruise in the Southern and Western Caribbean. We are taking our trailer and when we return to Miami we are going to the Keys and will be home on Christmas eve hopefully. Looking forward to that trip and also to going to Alaska next summer, God willing. Stay safe and enjoy your trip. We really have enjoyed building your house with you and what a wonderful journal you have kept about its construction. Weather is beautiful here in AL. Would love to see you, but the closest you will probably get to us, if you go through Atlanta, is about 180 miles. Safe trip

  2. Hi Mike and Connie;

    So good to hear from you. Glad you ahd a good time at the TOP of Georgia, Airstream park. Hope we can stop in there some day.
    You will love the Caribbean cruise. We've done several and have never been disappointed.
    Let us know what you think of the Keys. We haven't camped there yet so any feed-back would be appreciated.
    Safe travels and thanks for keeping in touch