walking in the creek
August 5th, 2016 by Off The Grid

This past weekend I was fortunate enough to be able to go up north for a family reunion. Now this trip wasn’t all rainbows and butterflies but it was a good time none the less. The 12 hour drive up included an unscheduled and unwanted 2 hour scenic route through the mountains of Pa. Yup you guessed it.. I got lost when the sun went down so I found myself taking the scenic route around the mountains and through towns so small they only had a couple of traffic lights. It felt good to finally reach my destination and I went straight to bed. The next day family reunion activities were in full swing. The food was excellent and everyone had a good time catching up on how things have been. After we all ate it was time for games like trivia, toss grandmas purse, and everyone favorite “dirty” bingo! Next we had the family auction. Yes it was a lot of fun and I really look forward to going each year when I can.

Every once in a while a long road trip to visit family in Pennsylvania is a great reset for me. Despite my humble abode (the off grid camper) I am still very much a part of this “normal” suburban society on a daily basis with work and all. Going to visit my family up north reminds me of just how much a difference there is in culture from region to region. For better or worse there is always something to learn and life to experience. Up there I was reminded of what small town America is all about. People in general seemed to be nicer, have more manors, and an overall better set of ethics quite honestly. Just an observation. 🙂

 

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August 2nd, 2015 by Off The Grid

On the road again bright and early with four tires in the back of my car heading out to put them on the soon to be off grid camper. Yes it was quite a sight to see my little Geo Metro going down the road with 4 large tires in the back seat. I was a little groggy from waking up so early but the fact that my cousin and I were heading out to put new tires on the camper made it well worth it! This meant it would be one step closer to being road ready. I was so looking forward to living off the grid in the little camper! I only had one concern which we were soon to find out about.. many people told me that because the camper was over 30 years old and had been sitting in place for well over 10 years the bolts might be rusted. YIKES! Time would soon tell.

Today’s Off The Grid documentary podcast was recorded back in March. These episodes are being posted daily to get you guys up to date for shows being recorded and made now (end of July).

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