All posts by Gord B.

Halifax & Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia Canada – Our North American RV Tour

Saturday, September 23 – Day 25 We woke to an overcast cool morning, 12 Celsius. The plan for the morning, laundry, cleaning our rigs, and trailer maintenance. Check tire pressure, wheel lugs, lubricate slides and stabilizers and the most important chore of all, pick up lobster for the Sunday night feast. Since our lobster experience in Charlottetown, the group has been looking forward to preparing our own feast. The guys and I took off to hunt down lobster. Fisherman’s market, I found Read more [...]

Our North American RV Tour – Charlottetown to Halifax

Sept. 21 Thursday – Day 23 - Last Day in PEI The next morning at our 'Boondocker Welcome' hosts brought cold temperatures, 6 Celsius, heavy mist and a rising red ball barely visible through the mist. The chilly morning required the heat of the trailer furnace, the first time since the beginning of the trip.    Today we plan to fulfill Lois’s dream, tour a lighthouse. Allyson found the perfect spot, Point Prim, the oldest round brick lighthouse in Canada.   Most east Read more [...]

Our North American RV Tour – Quebec to The Maritimes

Monday, Sept. 18 - Day 20 Another early morning departure, 7 am and a long day’s drive from Quebec City to Miramichi, New Brunswick our next boondocking spot on the banks of the Miramichi River. We were instructed by our boondocking hosts in New Brunswick to take an alternate route, highway 180, because the GPS would take us along a road in poor condition. Highway 180 was in poor condition also, potholes and jagged pavement edges, I can't imagine the condition of the other road. Our time Read more [...]

North American RV Tour – Visiting Old Town Quebec City

Friday, September 15 – Day 18 We left Granby and our host Yvan of 'boondockers welcome' around 9 am and headed east along windy country roads to the Trans Canada Highway.  A fuel stop was necessary before hitting the freeway. We pulled in at Irving’s Truck Stop much to the displeasure of a trucker pulling out. His hand gestures told the story, he must think only truckers are allowed. The car area is supposed to be accessible for RVs as well, but only mini RVs could fit there is no way Read more [...]

Our North American RV Tour – Ottawa & Montreal

Wednesday, September 13 - Day 16 The next morning and another sunny day as we are off to Ottawa to see the sights. Taking public transit was not an option according to John, Ottawa's transit system is unorganized. Ralph kindly drove again, I need to take a turn soon. My truck also seats 6 although with a full size box its a couple of feet longer. Henry's truck has room for 5 so taking the entire group is not an option. We left for Ottawa after 9 am hoping to miss the worst of rush hour. Parking Read more [...]

Our North American RV Tour – Toronto & Niagara Falls

Saturday, September 9 – Day 12 We left Dorchester, Ontario and Allyson’s cousins Mike and Kathy about 9:30 under light winds and sunny skies. Our journey today is only 140 km to the next destination so we decided to try the secondary roads and stay off the freeways. The freeways are crazy around Toronto six to eight lanes of vehicles traveling bumper to bumper at speeds over the posted limit, making our home city of Vancouver’s rush hour seem like a donkey race. A side jaunt to a cold Read more [...]

Our Great North American RV Tour – Day 7 – 11

Monday, September 4 – Day 7 A morning of clouds and sun and cool at 13 degrees C, about 40F as we pull out of Tomahawk RV Resort. Our destination today is Thunder Bay Walmart considered northern Ontario. A scenic drive past many lakes, rolling hills of changing forest colors hinting fall will soon be with us. Our route took us south to Fort Francis and east to Thunder Bay. Download my RV travel e-book, everything you need for a great trip.   Intermittent showers followed us along Read more [...]

Our Great North American RV Tour – Day 5 & 6 – Ontario, Canada

Saturday, September 2 – Day 5 The 7 am departure time was a shocker, Lynda and I were lucky to be ready the alarm didn’t work, a cheap battery-operated gem. We woke at 6:45, what a rush, Lynda made coffee and a wrap of peanut butter and banana while I readied the trailer. The walkie-talkie broke the morning silence, just as I got in the truck. A cheerful voice bid good morning and asked if we were ready for the day. “Bugger off”, I thought to myself as Lynda hopped in the truck and grabbed Read more [...]

Our Great North American RV Tour – Saskatchewan & Manitoba

Thursday, August 31 – Day 3 The morning greeted us with filtered sunshine under hazy skies and a cool 13-degrees in Vegreville, Alberta's Walmart. We enjoyed a quiet night in the parking lot. Sometimes Walmarts, as well as other free camping spots, can be noisy. They are often an overnight destination for semis as well as RVers. Ralph was up early detaching his truck from his trailer, he wanted to arrive at Canadian Tire as the doors opened to have his hitch adjusted.  Fortunately, the adjustment Read more [...]

Our Great North American RV Tour – On the Road

Tuesday, August 29 – Day 1 Our long-awaited departure date is finally here, we left our home in Princeton BC Canada at 7:20 am……hurrah. Unfortunately, a slight delay, Lynda requires a follow-up visit to the dentist. Another problem our dog Buddy seems to be under the weather, he has not crapped in a couple of days, not like him. After a discussion on the way to town we agreed a stop at the vet to have him checked was wise. We walked into the vet's office just as the receptionist unlocked Read more [...]