As much as I would like to be on the open road and starting to travel with Trip, I have to admit, the cold Canadian winters are starting to hit. It is mid November and the nights are cool (-8C) and the days hover around 0 to +1C ... If my nose is cold inside the house, how would it be on the road? I have been listening to the Wetaskawin, AB oldies radio station and it is much colder there....
I guess there is a reason that the season ends by October. Unless you have a winterized camper, a good heater inside and skookum snow tires, your rig is staying home. (At least in much of Canada!)
We are excited to begin our trip, not sure what date we will go yet, but it is exciting thinking about it; planning; prepping; creating; and finding valuable resources! One important thing is to find affordable ways to remain off the grid, not have to rely on parks if we don't want to be in them.
Who knew there was a whole network of resources that shows an RV'er how to park for free? Other RV'ers who offer their dooryards? Locations OTHER than Walmart to park your rig for a night? Our eyes have been opened and we anticipate accessing these locations to help keep the costs down, while meeting some friendly Canadians!
It seems to me that "Spreadin' the Love" is entirely possible! The response from the community has been heart warming, pardon the pun! Acquaintances and customers as well as family and friends encouraging us. People are excited for us and suggesting locations we have never heard of off the beaten track.
Daisy is creating hippie hangout wear, recovering upholstery, sewing curtains and making jam. Trip is exploring the map, publishing stories and letting his mind blow open to the endless possibilities. While there are days when they wonder what we are doing and is this possible... Other days we are wondering why we aren't doing it yet?
The cool weather reminds us to use this quiet time to expand our imagination and remember the country is calling to us.... In the meantime, heavy sweaters, blankets on the sofa and a warm fire in the kitchen allow us to enjoy the moments we have and be grateful for the love we share....
Trip 'N Daisy
Trip 'N Daisy
Follow our blog as we tramp around the country in our revamped old trailer. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Trip has been to every province, territory, etc in the country. Daisy has been to all but the northern territories and provinces. Together, they have driven across Canada in 2010 with two kids and lots of breakdowns and stories! Most recently they traveled to Newfoundland, Labrador and Nova Scotia. Watch for more stories to come! Canada - we love it!