Category Archives: Our North American RV Tour

Touring Canada & United States a 7 month continuous tour

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 [...]

Newfoundland – Our North American RV Tour

Friday, September 29 – Day 32 The group enjoyed a quiet night waking to a light frost and partly sunny skies, another furnace morning. Our driving time today should be less than 4 hours we took advantage of our short drive delaying our departure to 10 am. Once on the road, the scenery improved as the clouds lifted revealing rugged coastlines. The windswept trees looked as though a giant comb had passed through their branches. As we neared St. John’s and the Atlantic Ocean the landscape Read more [...]

Bay of Fundy – Off to Newfoundland Ferry – Our North American RV Tour

Monday, Sept. 25 Day 28 This sunny morning a communal breakfast was planned. I volunteered to make pancakes for the group as I do for my family at home. Henry and Allyson brought out their new Coleman BBQ with removable griddles. A perfect opportunity to try it out, it worked very well the only issue was one side was hotter than the other, which is always the case with BBQs. We cooked bacon, sausages and pancakes from scratch, a hit with everyone. After breakfast another chore, refill propane Read more [...]

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 [...]