Waterton Spring Trip
I never had a chance to make it out a lot this past year on the kayak but with the … Read more
I love Sofa Mountain anytime, but early winter it really stands out. There is a lot of snow in those … Read more
Writing on Stone trip this past weekend. It was overcast and cool but the colors were amazing!!! Love this park … Read more
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Small World – even in Saskatchewan
While I was sitting in the van having some supper a crazy couple pealed into the parking lot in their passenger van 🙂 . The driver got out and was seeing if he needed bug spray before heading out to shoot. As he turned towards me we both said “Mike” at the same time. It was a couple that I knew from Lethbridge that had moved to Calgary a number of years ago and they were stopping there for the night to shoot. When you consider the size of Canada running into someone in a remote part of Saskatchewan is weird! I have to say that the sand hills do seem to be a popular place considering how remote it is!!
Another Bucket list Item
For a number of years I have wanted to go to the Saskatchewan Sand Hills. These are not the ones up north that you need to fly into but they are the ones in southern Saskatchewan. I had read up on them, researched how to get there and was ready to go a couple years ago. My problem was that I wanted to stay there overnight and having a RV was a sure way to attack attention, or so I thought, as there is no camping in the area. So now that I have the van set-up and with our former neighbors living out that way, off it was last week. The drive was a little mixed up as I went from Lethbridge to Medicine Hat, then to Eston then back down to the sand hills. My trip was a little longer than it should have been but it did allow me to see some friends and to cross on the ferry – three times!
Learning, Learning & Learning
I have been learning a lot with the build of my van……… it has been a lot of fun, a challenge and I have to say again FUN!!! I love learning new things and building the van has really challenged me to learn. Looking at the van today I am 100% done with the functional part of the build. I could leave tomorrow and drive anyplace in the world and the van would do what I want it to.
What I want from the van
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Van electrical Part 2
Once the wiring was done to get a basic van electrical system running from the van battery to the new house battery it was time to hook up the accessories to run the van’s electrical appliances. I was doing this work to power the fridge and the Espar heater now and for some lights and a fan later on.
It is electrical !!!!! After putting it off I finally got around to working on the vans house electrical system. I love electrical but at the same time it scares me. The biggest issue is connecting the house battery to the van, but after reading and laying out diagrams I went for it.