This blog is about our life Off The Grid as well as our travels in our converted Cargo Trailer.
LIVING OFF GRID
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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Tuesday, 19 September 2017
A WEEK IN THE CITY
Last week we spent in Toronto and London. Mary had an MRI at Sunnybrook Hospital followed by a consultation. The good news is her tumor continues to shrink and they will continue to keep an eye on it every six months. There is a concern for the bones that were exposed to the radiation so constant monitoring is required.
Once done at the hospital we headed down the 401 to London where we had a few lovely days visiting my sisters and brother-in-laws. Nice to just chill out and enjoy their lovely backyards and the summer like weather we've been getting.
We like the relaxed pace and do what you want approach whenever we get together. Of course my sisters spoiled me by baking elderberry pie and making sure I got an extra piece. Yes, I am spoiled and love it.
Saturday we headed to the local markets which we always enjoy.
A little noisy but we managed.
The apples were a great price so we bought 30 pounds.
Now if there is a quilt shop in the area we have to find it.
You're not a quilter if you ........
don't need more fabric.
Stopped to admire this pioneer cabin and
found this beside it. It's a bicycle stand complete with all the tools and a pump necessary for any quick repairs your bike may need.
Final stop was this Quaker Meeting House built in 1859. We had a tour and a lovely chat with one of the current members who was doing some painting on the exterior.
Next day we headed north to celebrate Kate's birthday; but you've already seen those pictures.
Later this week we are going cranberry picking so I'll post those pictures on Friday.
We are two retired Canadians living in an off grid passive solar home near Bancroft, Ontario. This is all new to us and we are surprised at how comfortable the house is regardless of the temperature outside. When not home we are usually travelling and exploring North America. We just bought a cargo trailer we plan to convert to a camper for our travels.
Mary loves to quilt and Art enjoys photography. We both enjoy camping, hiking, canoeing, travelling and cross-country skiing.
Come along with us and share our adventures as we share life off the grid and down the road.