Last time I left the “Going Slowly” couple, Tyler and Tara, they had finished a bicycle tour of W.Europe, N. Africa, Central Europe, Russia, Mongolia (partly by car), and Southeast Asia, and had finally returned to the U.S. via San Francisco.
I’ve finally “caught up” with them, sort of, and they are in Vermont, looking at a piece of land on which they plan to homestead, and making plans for living sustainably, which includes using solar energy. Months ago, they had pulled out a map, and began X-ing out the states that wouldn’t work for them, in an effort to narrow down their choices.
I’m always interested in the idea of living small and sustainably, so I’m picking up the trail again — but first backtracking back to July, when they were visiting Helen and Scott Nearing in Maine–“pioneers of the modern “back-to-the-land” movement, authors of numerous books, and builders of dozens of stone structures.” This is a couple who built their own stone house in Maine when they were in their 80s. See the post HERE.
I’ll read through summer and fall posts, and then really catch up with them (still online) again in Vermont.