Tag Archive: Our Journey to Sustainability

Rattle Snakes and Getting Creative with Your Tent

We were surrounded by Rattle Snake holes. Where to pitch our tent? We realized we’d need to get creative if we had any hopes of getting any sleep during the night.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Okay…at the time we thought it was a good idea. We’d spent a lot of time crammed into the Jeep, effort, and $$ for gas trekking across the beautiful British Columbia landscape. We figured an aerial view from an airplane would be a short cut. Think of all the ground we could cover in such a short time!

Topless and Good Samaritans

Topless…imagine…(the Jeep….not the two girls), forestry roads, dust-grime-dirt on everything!!! 100km of pot holes, boulders, and bovine…we could have walked faster! Never take someone’s word when they tell you a short cut, insist it’s paved, and rave about the view. Good start to our 7000 km search for suitable land to create our Middle Earth Home. Add to that a music festival in the middle of ‘No Vacancy’ signs… town… after town… after town.

The First Step, is Deciding

The First Step is always the hardest. It’s a leap of faith, a dream, a thought that leads to an action. Monica and I were sitting in our trusty Sahara YJ that we’ve nick named ‘Pearl-the Wonder Jeep’. So it was on one such outing with the wind in our hair and bugs in our teeth (for Pearl is also a convertible) that we conceived The Great Canadian Dream.

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