Lake of the Woods in NW Ontario, Canada. The lake isn't all that big (roughly 60 x 60mi), but about 2/3 of it is islands (something like 11,000 of them) and long bays, so lots of shoreline. Mostly rock shoreline, though we have a little beach. The main target fish here is pickerel (walleye), which I think likes deeper water than we have near the dock. I've seen bass guarding eggs next to the dock in spawning season but otherwise I think it's mostly jackfish (pike).
South Central Texas - looking out the back porch over the creek onto 70 acres of deer, coyotes, squirrels, raccoons, possums, armadillos, feral pigs, owls, hawks, a 6+ ft. rattle snake, on and on - gotta love Texas. Hard to leave! Do wish we had a lake - so a blow up swimming pool has to do. Grandkids riding the 70 and 100 CC Honda dirt bikes, learning to drive on back country roads, how to shoot guns safely, just wish they did not have to grow up!Back to the subject - my Daughters' Prius can keep one A/C unit, the ceiling fans, lights and a TV for quite some time.on -
Have a lot more solar than I need. Could use the power to fuel a small electric car battery pack. Maybe even use that vehicles battery pack for the house when the battery falls to ~50%. Could take much nicer hikes involving much longer trips. Right now I frequently (every other day) spend about $5-6 for fuel for hiking in somewhat mediocre country. This area is dry, rocky, steep and full of cactus. More bear scat than deer and elk sightings. I like deer and elk sightings but I hardly ever even see tracks. Just bones. I'd like to explore more country without spending a fortune on fuel
Dave Angelini said:
I had a Chevy Volt here again this summer and I would like something like it. All electric for 50 miles and then a gas engine comes on. Easy to charge on 120 or 240. Chevy Bolt now as the Volt is gone now. Plenty of used ones.I really want something a bit more like a Civic where the back seat folds flat and 48x62 inch solar panels can fit in. This is nice because you could sleep back there in a pinch. Sometimes I have to go up into the mountains and can get stuck with weather. Guessing a small truck with 100 miles range would be nice. At that point one could lose the gas engine and save some money.All of these vehicles are a bit scary in how they expose you to getting hurt in an accident. I would not want one in the Bay area for sure. Lots of people do. Great for rural, in my opinion. You hear everything.