Happy Canada Day!! Are you taking in any of the festivities in your town? We’ll be out climbing for the day, but might meander downtown later on, to feel the birthday love. Here’s what caught our eye online in the world of climbing, eating, cycling and repeating. Saturday Snippets for 01.July.2017.
On Climbing, Eating, Cycling and Repeating:
- In honour of Canada Day today, here are 28 ultimate Canadian foods you have to try, at least once. Should I be ashamed to admit that there are still 7 foods I haven’t had?
- And 150 pictures that show how epic Canada is. Don’t they make you want to travel!?
- I love this idea of roasted sweet potatoes with a savory granola crunch on top.
- This chocolate and PB fudge recipe looks healthy. And therefore, dangerous.
- A nice article on how to sustain a lifetime passion for sports. But really, I think it could apply to various aspects of life!
- Before we had the internet. Getting bored was part of life!
- Every month, I choose a new word or phrase to focus on (for picture-taking). July is all about Urban Art. Here’s some fantastic examples! I wonder if Vancouver has any of these?
On Moby News (aka Sprinter van conversion):
Last week, the van was in complete disarray.This week, the van looks much better:
- We took out the tall walls (dividing the kitchen from the bedroom) and re-made them.
- Originally, we used 1/8-inch plywood to keep the weight down, but have since switched to 1/4-inch. Ultimately, 1/8-inch was too flimsy (rattling!) and didn’t allow for any clean mounting options. So, off to the wood shop we went!
- New panels have been cnc’d, stained and installed, and these ones are much better. We’re definitely happy we made the change.
- We installed the counter top this week! The induction cooktop and sink fit perfectly. Nothing is hooked up or works yet, but it sure does look good 🙂
- Jonty also made a sink cover using the extra butcher block wood we had. The design was to have a cover that fit over the double sink, to increase our usable surface area. When you take it out and flip it over, it turns into a little kitchen tray! We use a kitchen tray in our apartment all the time, so it makes me happy to have something similar in the van 🙂 I’ll have to fill the knots with epoxy, then OSMO it, then it’s good to go!
- A few more sides of the galley walls have been cnc’d, stained and installed. And so has the end board of the upper cabinets. It’s starting to feel like a real kitchen.
- We’re chipping away at covering the roof and wall panels. The ceiling is now complete, finally! All we had left were three long corner pieces. Two were on the side that house all the electrical wires, so we were procrastinating if finishing them. It feels very good to have them done!
- The only remaining walls that are left are right behind the driver’s seat. We’re planning on installing a bathroom on that side, so we’ll wait until we know how much of the walls we actually need to cover.