Call us focussed, crazy, adventuresome and thriving on stress and we would have to agree. The past four weeks have passed in a blur! Packing took longer than anticipated but thanks to Colin’s great puzzle skills we managed to get everything into the container we had intended to bring along. Furniture was distributed among friends who had expressed genuine interest and our old mattress was ceremoniously discarded. The container was picked up on Wednesday afternoon. It was a bit emotional to see it head up the hill. It will be in storage in Regina till we find our new home.
At the end we decided to let our beloved A-Liner camper go and trade it for an 18’ Zinger camper with a queen-sized bed and a bathroom! Talk about doing things at the last minute: we picked up the camper on Monday and pulled out of the driveway on Thursday morning (see picture at the beginning of this post) after pulling an all-nighter cleaning out the garage😉. It was confirmed that all-nighters are for the young in body!!
As a result, we ended up stopping briefly in Grenfell, SK for a rest as Colin was starting to get very sleepy by then. I need to mention also that the SE wind was so strong that we were fighting it constantly. By sunset we had arrived in Moosomin where we decided to make use of the campground just north of the town. it’s a great campground but we were happy to have a self-contained camper as the washrooms were closed. We had a much needed restful night and after a short morning walk the journey continued.
Yesterday the prairie wind blew from the west, yeah!!! That helped a lot and we zipped through Manitoba…
…after a brief photo op with Ash.
Close to sunset we crossed the Ontario border where it was too dark to stop and take a picture with the pups posing.
We pulled into our favourite campground in Kenora at 8 pm local time. After dinner for the pups and us I decided to go for a walk. It was a great decision!
Before we continued our trip this morning I took the pups out for another walk in daylight. I love this campground along the lake so much!!
And so the journey east continues! Just outside of Kenora a low flying Bald Eagle crossed the road right in front of us. The scenery is absolutely breath taking! We have travelled through here three times before but never at this time with the fall colours in full splendour! If you have not explored Canada consider a road trip from coast to coast. We did it in 2008 for the first time and I will say it again: Canada has everything the rest of the world has to offer (except Disneyland – if you are into that sort of thing…). But, if you appreciate unrivalled vistas and nature this is an experience you owe yourself!
Wishing all of you a Happy Canadian Thanksgiving weekend! Stay safe, stay well!!!