Sorry folks, it has been a while since my last post. I ended up with some computer issues that now seem to be ok. We are back in Ontario, at the home base so to speak. I am now working (driving) for a local company for the summer to help us build back enough funds to return to the journey in the fall.
While back we did end up with a trailer issue. We had been smelling what we thought was either a dead mouse or grease every time it got hot out. Upon further inspection it seemed the cause was the black tank, there must have been a slow leak that turned big. We didn’t notice it on the last part of the journey as we winterized the trailer in Montana and just hotel-ed it all the way back. Anyway, our little baby is now in the shop getting repaired.
Soon you will see a new route map as we begin preps for the journey south again. Our destination is Yuma again this year but we are getting there a different way. Stay tuned for that. We will also be adding some video from the road using several camera’s in the truck pointed in and out. Should be quite comical I think.
So there you have it, we are nestled into Ontario while we work for the winter getaway.
Our winter journey is coming to a close now, in fact we should already be back in Peterborough but mother nature is throwing us one more F U (You know what I said, trying not to swear). We are stuck in Sault St Marie for what looks like a couple of days waiting out the massive ice and snow storm.
We left in September and drove thousands of miles. We visited Maryland, Texas, New Mexico on our way to Yuma, Arizona. From there we explored Nevada, Las Vegas. California, San Diego and Los Angeles, and had a remarkable time. Definitely one for the memory banks.
We left Arizona towards the end of March straight up through Idaho and Montana into Alberta to spend a couple of weeks in Calgary with our daughter and her family. Though since leaving Montana we had to winterize our home due to this crazy winter that just won’t let go.
After Calgary we started out on the trans Canada highway through Saskatchewan and Manitoba into Ontario where
one of the worst winter storms has us hunkered down waiting to finish the trip. One thing for sure, I am done with the Canadian winter and the sooner we get back into Peterborough the sooner we can get jobs to earn our stay back in Arizona. Lets face it, standing in the desert facing blowing sand is much more preferable to standing in two feet of snow freezing our butts off.
We have learned a lot since we hit the road and we have experienced a few issues as well but most of all we have learned that we can do this every year. We have met so many good people on our travels, people we can say that are now friends and are waiting to meet up with again. Can’t wait to see Dougie and Bently again, some of our favorite doggies we have met.
To those that have been following, keep it up. We will have some great reviews of the places we have seen, done and stayed at. I will also put out an e book of these places and along with my guide to full timing during the first year.
Thanks a bunch everyone, talk again soon. Kevin
So here we are, on the cusp of entering Canada again for the summer. We are at a trailer park in Shelby Montana and it’s cold. Water froze last night (back working again now). Temps here are below freezing and stupid windy!!
After checking weather and calling trailer parks in Calgary we are SOL (You know what that means!) One park open but no water till the 10th of April and no dump. Plus……, plus that campground wants 550 for the two weeks we will be there. Now comes the decision, do it and suffer a bit or winterize the trailer and find a hotel.
As you all know I am fair skinned and a bit of a princess and not having water to flush a turd is out of the question. So we just booked a hotel for the two weeks, includes breakfast every morning, a hot shower every day, water to flush the turds and a warm bed to sleep in…all for a few bucks more than the trailer park.
A no brainer I guess! So now I must go outside and winterize my home for two to three weeks until the dam weather turns around. Next year we are definitely heading south just a wee bit later so our entry back will be nicer.
That’s my rant for now, gotta put on two spring jackets and go outside (who would have thought we would need winter clothing!!!) BRRRRRR….. Have fun;
Well, the time has come to head towards Canada. Too bad we are only allowed six months here in the US, there is so much to see. We packed up and left the comfort and warmth of Arizona this morning and began our travels north.
We have decided to head straight up the 15 as we intend to hit Calgary Alberta to see our daughter and her husband. The drive up the 95 to Las Vegas was fine, boring as there is nothing but roads that go on for miles and miles but there are mountains and beautiful scenery to take in. Going through Vegas was like going through Toronto, busy and a bunch of nut cases on the highway.
We got through it and got on the 15, which we will stay on now until Canada. Going through the start of Utah was incredible. We drove through a huge cut in a massive mountain for miles. Then, as we climbed the mountain the rain began and never stopped. We got near Zion and couldn’t see a thing. Colleen started calling nearby rv spots but all could not accommodate as the rains were swelling the sites and the ones that weren’t were booked.
We are now safely tucked into a Best Western Plus (which actually has rv sites) for the night. We are surrounded by majestic snow capped mountains which reminds me of being in Banff Alberta. Will be back on the road in the morning on our way to the next stop, Salt Lake City.
That’s it for now, have fun…Kevin