Is Off-Roading Off-Limits in Alberta with an Electric Vehicle?

A few weeks back I found a thread on tacomaworld.com about EV vehicles called: Trade in Tacoma for an EV Truck? Its had me thinking about an upcoming summer overland trip which I have been eyeing up for a couple of months now. It consists of a one-way drive of 1,552 kilometres (965 miles) which…

3 Nights at Pembina Provincial Park Campground, Alberta

Squeezing out the final two emails on Friday afternoon at 3:03pm I waved goodbye and ran out the office door. An hour later the 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport was packed with two coolers, a tub of cooking supplies, 3 canvas grocery bags, two backpacks and an EduScience telescope. Down the TransCanada highway we went…

A Beginner’s Review of an EduScience 114mm AZ SM Telescope

The fascination for myself about the topic of astronomy really started to develop back in Junior College circa 1995. I spent two semesters learning about this science and was really only ever engaged during practicum as it included three things I truly love; Travel Nighttime Looking up at the stars The romance of huddling around…

Is a Good Beginner’s Telescope, the Celestron Travel Scope 60?

Everyone may have heard that recently there was a comet which flew by the Earth in the Northern hemisphere for nearly the entitr month of July. It was called C/2020 F3 or Neowise. I spent my fair share of nights (eight to be exact) searching the sky without success. This weekend we are headed out…

Summer, its going, going, gone

It’s been one of those summers’ where you think its just begun and its nearly over with. Yesterday, I woke up and looked at my phone, then looked again… July 31st, huh, really, I thought as my alarm kept ringing as I lay in bed starring at the ceiling, wondering where the time had gone? Over the…

Did Your Tent Stake Break? Now What?

I know what you’re thinking, “is his post title for real?” The answer: Yes What happened?  Well it started two years ago on another road trip. We were in Southern Idaho at Craters of the Moon campground and the lava ground was not accepting our tent stakes. Instead it was bending them in half.  After…