Stuff: A Paradox In Drayton Valley

“The robb’d that smiles, steals something from the thief; He robs himself that spends a bootless grief.” William Shakespeare, Othello Stuff: A paradox in Drayton Valley When I started this journey a year and a half ago, I did so with the idea that RV living would be a temporary adventure until I found a …

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Wapiti Campground Jasper National Park

Too Hot: Out Of the frying pan, And into Jasper

“When even shadows need shadows to cool off, you must know that the weather is incredibly hot!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan Heat Wave The record heat wave the West was experiencing brought blistering heat here and everywhere else in the Western region of Canada. We had narrowly escaped the 42-degree heat of Blue River, and continued …

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BC Highway 1-Juniper Beach

Juniper Beach: An oasis for Travellers in troubled Times

The joys of travelling on Highway 1 through BC This year, I decided to travel an easier highway than the Coquihalla. We traveled through the start of a heat wave on scenic BC Highway 1, through the beautiful Marble Canyon provincial park. I loved this route. It was gorgeous in it’s barren landscapes dotted with …

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RV Maintenance: KeepinG the Good Times Rolling

RV Maintenance There are many things I don’t miss about living in a sticks and bricks house. Not the least of these is the endless, never ending list of house maintenance chores. Because of this list, I don’t think I ever sat and just relaxed in my house like I do both in and out …

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woman looking at the map

Travel Planning: Preparing for take-off

Travel between health districts is banned in BC for now. With Covid cases rocketing across the prairies, and only a handful here on the island, it seems prudent to stay put. Here in the sun. On a beach. On the East coast of Vancouver Island. While I miss little George, wee Stella, and the kids, …

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Saskatchewan Crossing

Sad Goodbyes & Travel on hold

The saddest days come when we inevitably say goodby to friends, whether they are two-legged or four-legged. Today was one such day. Days like these are filled with reflections and gratitude for having been graced with such beauty in the rear view mirror of our lives. Aside from my own dogs, there are two dogs …

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Relaxing by the Salish Sea


Spring has sprung, the grass is ris, I wonder where the birdies is The boid is on the wing, But that’s absurd From what I heard  The wing is on the bird! Anonymous Spring has arrived on the East Coast of Vancouver Island Spring-time after a long winter! It’s already Easter weekend, and my thoughts …

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RV Kitchen Gadgets that make camp meals wonderful

RV Kitchen Gadgets That Make Camp Meals Wonderful

RV Kitchen Gadgets that Make Camp Meals Wonderful: My 3 Favourites Not gonna lie: Cooking in the small space of the Arfpod can be a challenge at times. I think with the propane stove top in the closed position, I have all of 3 feet of counter space to prepare meals. Plus the table. But …

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RV Nomad: A Home, Wherever I Roam

“The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men,Gang aft agley. Robert Burns, Collected Poems of Robert Burns When I began this blog, I was planning to live in the Arfpod for 6 months. Maybe even 8 months. RV nomad? Nah, I would just have fun for a few months. I would dabble in the full …

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Rediscovering Alberta

“ I saw in their eyes something I was to see over and over in every part of the nation–a burning desire to go, to move, to get under way, anyplace, away from any here… nearly every American hungers to move.” – John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America I gave the prairies …

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Plant Based Recipes

I used to eat meat from animals and products from them, like milk, cheese and eggs. And then I worked 2 horrifying shifts as a dairy milker at a 130 head dairy farm and saw up close and personal what happens to cows on an industrial farm. Dairy cows live their whole lives in concrete …

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“Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. It is up to you to give life a meaning.”― Jean-Paul Sartre Manitoba: Friendly People and Bountiful Fields I can’t believe I missed writing about Manitoba. It’s an amazing place that is kind of a bridge between …

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Winter Blast

O, Wind, if Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? Percy Bysshe Shelley We sure didn’t escape the bitter cold of winter here on the East Coast of Vancouver Island. But like all the other resolute Canadians, we’ll survive. Especially if we have dogs! I haven’t written for a while, hoping the mundanity of winter …

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When I passed through Saskatchewan on my way to visit Winnipeg, Manitoba I drove out on Highway 16. I was not impressed with the nearly complete lack of rest areas or even Highway shoulders. But the great part about the lack of rest stops in Saskatchewan was that I got to see many of the …

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Well, we made it to this wild place, Alberta. Here, it rains and it pours and the thunder roars across the big, huge, forever changing sky. Every so often, the sun makes an appearance and warms things until white mist rises from the long grass that stretches long and wide across the fields that hold …

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