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Grief And Loss: Onwards Without You My Friend

Grief And Loss: Onwards Without You My Friend: Grief sucks. I will miss my boy forever. But I can’t stand wallowing in loss. The world is still a magical place. There are so many places and things in the world and I have such a short time to explore and enjoy them. This post is …

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Spring 2022- The View From The Arfpod

Spring 2022- The View From The Arfpod It’s Spring 2022. I’m writing from my winter roost beside the ocean in early May. This spot is nestled in the fir trees on Helen’s beach where I have the good fortune to winter every year. It is so peaceful and very beautiful. I honestly can’t imagine wanting …

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January 2022

January 2022 I think it’s safe to say many people are beginning 2022 with some trepidation. What a year 2021 was, between what can only be described as pandemonium with an added zest of weird and dangerous climate events. I’m referring to our scorching hot summer replete with wildfires caused by both Nature and humans …

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Climate Change 2021 Brought Us New Weather Words

Climate Change 2021 Brought Us New Weather Words 2021 has been a disastrous year for Canadians. Most of us even learned some brand new weather-words including: “Heat dome” and Atmospheric River”. I’ll bet even you hadn’t heard of these word combinations until 2021. But wait: There’s more! Forest fires ravaged BC last year, wiping out …

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Electric Pickup Trucks: The answer to soaring fuel costs?

All electric pickup trucks are coming in 2022 Fuel costs have been soaring out of this world. Many RV enthusiasts and full time RV travellers are currently really worried about their ability to continue with the RV lifestyle. A pickup truck towing a travel trailer can use twice as much gasoline as a truck that …

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Will this be My Last Post?

Dear Readers, For some reason, WordPress has decided that R-Podyssey is no longer a thing. The platform frustratingly denies that this website exists, even as I write this. So I may be leaving here and moving on to a more functional blog platform. I will be keeping you posted on this as I go. We …

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Saskatchewan Camping: 3 Amazing RV Campgrounds

Saskatchewan is probably the last province you think of when it comes to truly great RV camping. This is probably thanks to the flat, endless, boring views afforded from the main routes across the province. Saskatchewan actually has some of the most amazing campgrounds I have stayed at. A lot of these are regional campgrounds, …

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Bannock: The Best Recipe Ever

Are you ready to have something better than bread for breakfast or a sandwich?   When you are camping do you want to feed your kids something more nutritious than a hotdog or marshmallow, that can be roasted on a stick or even in a pie iron over a campfire?  Well, don’t panic, there’s bannock! 

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RV LIVING WITH DOGS: 7 tips to make life easy

The Truth about RV Living With Dogs When I first started on this journey, I was warned “those dogs will wreck your trailer”. I thought “what a ridiculous statement”, as I looked at my 4 amazing dogs who had never before shown any aptitude for destroying anything, except maybe breaking some hearts. I realized I …

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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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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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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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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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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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