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 [...]

Traveling Newfoundland – Our North American RV Tour

Wednesday, September 27 – Day 29 We began the day under cool rainy skies,...... figures, washing our trucks changed the weather from sunshine to rain. So much for clean trucks. The 7 am 6-kilometer drive to the North Sidney Newfoundland ferry was quick, no traffic, allowing us plenty of time before boarding. Atlantic Marine requires vehicles to arrive a minimum of 2 hours before sailing. When we booked the ferry the fee of $950. (determined by the length of the rig up to 60 feet) was paid 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 [...]

RV & Camp Cooking – A Great New Time Saving Product

Lynda and I and our friends have been touring North America for the past 6 months during that time Lynda discovered a fantastic new way to cook using fewer dishes and only one pot. I thought I should share it with you. An old concept reinvented. Cooking while camping or RVing is often a challenge, several dishes and pots are needed to prepare a meal leading to many dirty pots and dishes. A new product on the market can make cooking faster, easier and better flavor. A pressure cooker, saute, 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 [...]

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 [...]

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