Spring feels like it is finally arriving in New Brunswick! We are having very mild days, some up to 14C! Nights don't drop below about -2C and the sun is shining!
We finally unwrapped the Hippie Hangout from it's winter "outfit" and even though it can't come on our long journey, it will still be fixed up and used, but locally!
I love my electric car but I also love traveling with my trailer. We aren't much of the "stay at one campground" kind of people, but we love moving around and seeing the sights! I had even purchased power packs and supplies for more effective boondocking! Oh well, it will happen again! You can follow our adventures through the blog, or on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter, EVEN TikTok! I do tend to go to FB and IG most though!
In fact, since there can be long lines to wait for EV's due to supply and demand issues, I have already placed my "wait list" orders for two trucks that can easily tow my rig, and maybe by 2024 or 25 they will be out! I love the feel of the open road and stopping when you feel like it, getting into the trailer to make lunch or take a nap... There really is nothing quite like it! I hope by '25 there will be a lot more charging stations and extended range so "range anxiety" will be a thing of the past! We are fine with the car when not towing (Yes, I have mapped out our COMPLETE cross country map!) and the trucks I want will be almost double the car range.
So, even though I sound like a sales person, I am actually just loving my car and passionate about it. In the meantime Trip has done some amazing paintings on the cupboard doors inside the Hippie Hangout, absolutely gorgeous! Here are a few, what do you think of them?
Have a great day, peace and love, Daisy
Below: just a few of the cupboard doors for the HH!
You just never know what is going to happen! I would never have thought three years ago that Trip 'n Daisy would still be here together, it felt impossible for awhile! I am so grateful that Trip is now cancer free and that post pandemic (well sort of... endemic?) our lives are starting to return to normal!
I never would have thought one year ago that I would get my health and wellness into a good workable place! A year ago, I cried every time I came home from my cleaning job due to pain! Since then I have found arthritis medication that works for my back; I have lost almost 40 pounds since the summer; I exercise regularly - I even signed up for a 5KM event, AND I own my first new car AND it's ELECTRIC! Six months ago, I would not have dreamed I would own this car!
(As my family tells me, I love to talk! So if you want to know about my weight loss method/journey or my fabulous car, give me a shout!)
No, this wasn't the Trip 'n Daisy Journey I was expecting, but we love our little car, "Star" is fun, comfortable and I drive past gas stations, thinking WHAT I would have paid in my truck! I am grateful that a few years ago, when Trip was very sick with cancer, that I knew I had to get my life and independence back. By independence, I mean, credit rating and work history, since being home with the kids and working for myself, didn't get me there! I worked hard and it is worth it! My gratitude is endless!
I also have to be completely honest, without my new electric car, I would not be signing up for a 5KM or a workshop or volunteering my time to the community. I have been very isolated out here the past 12 years without being able to do things due to the ever rising fuel costs, so I am so appreciative of the new found freedom that I have gained! We even go for "Sunday drives" now!
So, here is a picture of our sweet ride that will take us cross country - no, we will not be towing, but we will help support the local economy as we motel it across! It will definitely be an adventure and I plan to share it! Across Canada in our Hyundai Ioniq 5!
In the meantime if you want to learn WHAT it means to own and EV, find out what is and isn't true, discover real drivers experiences - come to our ALL ELECTRIC SHOW N SHINE ON SUNDAY, MAY 15th from Noon to 3 at the NBEX Exhibition Grounds on Smythe in Fredericton! With the NB EV OWNERS FACEBOOK GROUP we plan to share our excitement with you! We have been sponsored by Jim Gilbert's Wheels and Deals in Fredericton, Energie NB Power, and we thank them as we wait for our new signage to arrive to share this with you! Need a poster? Send us a contact message!
Come on Down To Electric Avenue with us!
- learn about rebates
- learn about real costs
- test drive some EV's
- see electric bikes & scooters
- talk to REAL owners for REAL experiences!
You can continue to follow us on Instagram and Facebook as we share -... maybe even OVERshare from time to time, our journey with our little shih tzu McGee.
Our journey has changed, but, we will still be spreading peace, love and visiting communities along our way! We all know the world needs a little more, peace, love and care right now. Peace, Daisy Remember, be kind, always!
DID I MENTION THE EVENT IS FREE? FOR GUESTS AND CAR OWNERS!
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!