August 5 , 2022 /

NS to NF

JULY 29 – AUGUST 4 – SUMMARY OF HIGHLIGHTS Conversations with fellow campers include sharing home base locations, RV lifestyle preferences, recommended stops along our route, and help resolving issues most of us encounter at some point in our travels. Have seen some large caravan tours, as many as 25 rigs in one group who

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July 29 , 2022 /

WEEK SIX – TRAVEL PLUS

I had planned to keep two separate blogs, one continuing on various topics that I have had running along since 2011 and a more recent one dedicated specificially to travel.  That is not working as I had intended so I am abandoning the separate travel blog and will post those here along with others.  For

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July 23 , 2022 /

WEEK FIVE – NS AND PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

JULY 15  – We move from one campsite in Five Islands Provincial Park to another site in the same park as advance reservations are difficult to secure in the peak summer months.  Favorably impressed with the Nova Scotia parks online reservation system showing various parks, availability and ease of registering. S. also referring to iOverlander

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July 15 , 2022 /

WEEK FOUR – Isle d’ Orleans, NB & NS

JULY 8. About 5 miles east of Quebec City are the Montmorency Falls and the bridge to Isle d’ Orleans.  Consisting of 6 separate villages around the perimeter of the island the main road passes through the villages and past many farms.  Jacques CARTIER called it Île de Bacchus in 1535 because of the vines

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July 8 , 2022 /

WEEK THREE – ONTARIO AND QUEBEC

JUNE 30. With a “broken” wing, actually awning brackets, we continue our journey eastward. WD-40 and duck tape are mainstays in our toolbox.  You know that WD-40 is mostly a mix of baby oil, Vaseline, and the goop inside homemade lava lamps and not fish oil, right?   https://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/02/duct-tape-was-originally-named-duck-tape-and-came-in-green-not-silver/   We stayed an extra day

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June 29 , 2022 /

WEEK TWO – MN – WI – MI

JUNE 23.   Looking at diesel prices in Canada at $6.36 USD we consider adjusting our route east to stay south of the border where it’s $5.39 gallon and that varies greatly by region.  Considering boondocking, saving campground fees, and putting  $$ toward fuel as a compromise.  We look at the big US map to consider

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