Plans - made to be broken?
I think the one thing I do best is ... to roll with the punches! Something ALWAYS affects our plans! Which is why, when someone says... What are your plans? I tell them what I know that day and the next may be completely different! I guess this is the joy of being an at home student - not plugged into "the man's" agenda of how I should spend my time!
We have WANTED and DREAMED of driving across Canada in the Hippie Hangout for years & once again, the plan has been thwarted by the universe!
With fuel at $8 a gallon, with a truck that gets about 8mpg when pulling the trailer, it is not feasible . We did worry about the environmental footprint as well but it just didn't seem like we could make it happen in a way that we wouldn't regret.
We started to learn more about electric vehicles and the Federal and Provincial rebates as well as the NB Power rebate for a home charging station and that they didn't change home electricity bills all that much, especially with how much we drive. I started to research it and had hoped to get an EV truck - but there was nothing that was currently available, in our price range or that qualified for rebates.
We narrowed it down - based on test drives, research and the proximity of service if needed. We came up with the Hyundai Kona 2022 but by the time we decided... it sold out! Then the Hyundai Ioniq 5 2022 came out and we didn't think we would get it in time for our trip, but the universe decided to give us a break!
A car came in and the person who ordered it passed on it and we had the opportunity to get it! WOW! We can now make our trip across the country, with less of a carbon footprint (everything in the world has some footprint but this is much less than our truck) and we were able to take money from our trip and put it on the car plus the rebates and we are now the proud owners of this car!
So the camping trip is off, again! We plan to drive the car, a little SUV and since we are so into it, we are planning a Show N Shine in Fredericton on Sunday, May 15 with owners of all different types of EV's and hybrids and we will have information from NB Power on how the rebates work as well as lots of knowledge of the reality of an EV and hopefully break some myths! Watch for more to come!
Peace and love my friends, Daisy
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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!