Archive for May, 2011

Now in Toronto!

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Don’t have any pix to upload yet, but I’ve arrived in Toronto, ON & am unpacking now.


  1. It takes about 10 hrs to drive from NoVA to Toronto in perfect weather & with very little road construction.
  2. CH has an amazing spatial sense & can fit an amazing amount of stuff into a car.
  3. For an aspiring minimalist, I have an amazing amount of STUFF.

OK, off to do more laundry. Did you know that in Toronto, electricity costs less after 7 PM & on wkends? Me neither…

Backyard Chickens

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

IMG_0497, originally uploaded by sbmilagros.

Well, I’m at Sea-Tac airport waiting for the flight to take me to Virginia… It’s been a great visit to the PNW.

I got to visit with family & friends, found a great new home for my Prius, got to see my older son receive his MA, lived in an anarchist intentional community and discovered Ethiopian food- in Spokane of all places. Also alienated the affections of several cats & dogs.

Chickens seemed to be a strange theme on this visit. Two of the homes I stayed at had backyard chickens & I also attended a “chicken talk” in Pt Townsend.

I feel so fortunate to have the sort of friends & family who “get it” & are so welcoming when my travels take me to their area. Thank you all!

Now, it’s off to Virginia ┬áto check in with the farm. It sounds as if there’s been a lot going on out there!

Hasta luego!