All posts by Gord B.

Day 2 – Visiting Washington DC & Virgina

Tuesday, October 24 – Day 56 It rained overnight but cleared as we made our way to the train and our second day in Washington, DC. Riding the subway is becoming old hat for our group, we can even switch trains without getting lost……so far. We began our day with a free tour of the Department of Printing and Engraving....... the government building where US greenbacks are printed. We arrived early to a short tour line up. Once inside the huge building we were escorted down a long Read more [...]

Washington DC – Our North American RV Tour

Monday, October 23 – Day 55 Occasional showers sprinkled on our trailer roof during the night. The morning brought sun and clouds and a pleasant 77F degrees. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before but we have been blessed with great weather on this marathon trip of a lifetime with mostly t-shirt temperatures and very little rain. Hop on hop off bus was again our choice for touring Washington DC, but this time we opted for a two-day package which included a 2-hour night tour. The Read more [...]

Visiting Philadelphia – Our North American RV Tour

Friday, October 20 – Day 52 We woke to a warm and humid sunny morning with heavy dew, like a rainstorm had passed overnight. The east coast is much more humid than the west coast, high humidity sucks. Lois isn’t much better still a pain in her side, Henry is feeling slightly better, so the group decided we could afford to take a day off and rest. Ralph, Henry and I have some RV maintenance to take care of on the rigs and the ladies are always good with a day to read, craft or quilt and I Read more [...]

Atlantic City, New Jersey – Our North American RV Tour

Tuesday, October 17 – Day 50 Sunny and cooler this morning.  Falling autumn leaves covered our rigs we needed to climb onto the trailer slides to clean them off before departure. Closing a dirty slide pushes debris under the rubber flaps. Traveling through bright morning sunshine makes any trip more enjoyable. Especially this morning with the east coast autumn leaves in the middle of their vivid color show. Our plan for the day’s drive was a success, our route took us through relatively Read more [...]

Our Last Day in New York City – Our North American RV Tour

Saturday, October 14 – Day 47 Rain overnight, a cozy feeling in a warm bed with the rain hitting the trailer roof. We woke to a warm morning and clearing skies. After two days of sightseeing in New York City, the group needed a rest. We decided to spend the day exploring Croton on the Hudson on our bikes. I did my usual rig check to make sure all systems are normal the RV batteries voltage was low. Strange because we were plugged into power which automatically charges the batteries. A check Read more [...]

New York City – Our North American RV Tour

Thursday, October 12 – Day 45 Everyone was up early anticipating spending the day in one of the most famous cities in the world. Cool temperatures, clouds, and sun greeted us as we hopped into Ralph’s truck for the 2-mile drive to the Croton-Harmon commuter train station. Allyson discovered the commuter train system had an express train which we were lucky enough to catch. The cost for seniors was $14 return, the regular fare which Allyson and Lois, the young stuff, had to pay was double. After Read more [...]

Heading to the Big Apple – Our North American RV Tour

Tuesday, October 10 - Day 43 Goodbye to Boston, unfortunately, two days was all we could allow because of our tight schedule. When planning the trip, we knew traveling during the fall meant we would not have the luxury of doddling, the longer we take the more chance of encountering cold weather. Our next destination is Croton Point Park, a state park campground hidden in the trees on the banks of the Hudson River about an hour train ride to the Big Apple. We planned to stay for a week while Read more [...]

Boston – Our North American RV Tour

Saturday, October 7 – Day 40 Ralph is always outside a least an hour before departure readying his rig for travel, but not this morning. Henry and I were out first and ready to go earlier than our usual 9 am. Ralph must have slept in, he hit the ground running to make sure he would be ready to leave on time. We all have the same attitude, no one wants to hold up the group if at all possible. I hate to think what would happen if part of our group was not concerned about our departure time. We Read more [...]

Our North American RV Tour – Beginning the US Tour

Wednesday, October 4 - Day 37 Cloudy and cool this morning +5 celsius. A short drive this morning to the ferry that will take us from Port aux Basque, Newfoundland to North Sidney, Cape Breton Island and mainland Canada. We arrived at the ferry with no issues, but to our surprise, an agriculture inspection, no in-ground vegetables allowed off the island, seems strange, we did not encounter any such restrictions in the rest of Canada. Lynda and I didn’t lose any, but the others lost a few Read more [...]

Our Last Days in Newfoundland – North American RV Tour

Sunday, October 1 – Day 34 Since leaving our home in British Columbia, Canada we have traveled over 10,000 kilometers, in 5 weeks, we’ve traversed Canada from coast to coast, quite an accomplishment. We spent the night in Terra Nova Provincial Park, Newfoundland, Canada. Frosty this morning with a cool -2 Celsius under clear skies. Our trailer black and grey holding tanks need dumping so Lynda and I pulled out of our camp spot first. I couldn’t dump at Pippy Park Campground in St. John's. I Read more [...]