Monday, December 15, 2008

Thanksgiving Trip

I know I am behind in getting this posted, but I wanted to share our trip to VA over Thanksgiving. My parents and my family, had decided even though it was Thanksgiving we wanted to get away for a long weekend. It was hunting season and we knew the boys would want to hunt. My dad has a good friend who owns a cabin in Tazwell, VA and said we could go up any time and stay and they could hunt on his 40 acres. On Thanksgiving morning we set out to go to Tazwell, VA. It is about a two hour drive from our home and then a 45 min drive up this mountain that the cabin is on. There is no electricity, this house is all done with solar energy and has a gas generator for back up. The fire place is the source of heat, with a gas log stove in the basement. It was amazing to see the solar energy at work. I loved it!
The boys hunted, however did not kill anything. We enjoyed our time there, and look forward to go back in 2009.
In this picture you can see the solar panels on the roof. Once the energy goes into the panels and then it is stored. Below you can see the picture of how it is stored.

This trip was worth it just to see how this worked, and to see this view. It's amazing to see what a view God has created.

1 comment:

Jen @ One Moms World said...

Yea, I would love to go up there with you all one time. That would be so much fun. Like I told you, it is definitely one dream of mine to have a solar panel house one day.