Time circuits on. Fl...

So today’s plan was to get to the Fortress of Louisbourg. However, in true fashion we did not get there until a very late hour as the morning was consumed with work! Nevertheless the very nice manager (Mary) of the park ensured we not miss this opportunity before we left as we hoped to...

Getting the chores d...

Today we were in search of a place to get to get the van’s oil changed as this would be the last major for a little while. We found a place that could take us at 2:30 so we had a bit of waiting around to do.. We decided to walk around and enjoy sunny warm Sydney a little bit and we...

Missed opportunities...

Today was one of those days where you figure things out a little too late… and it really sucks. I think the day started on a note that set the tone – At the site we stayed at we got a knock on our window around 11:30am and were told that checkout time was 11 and that it was time...

Crazy beautiful view...

A full day of driving today, and usually that can be pretty boring, but the endless views kept us guessing! As we’ve now seen a fair bit of coast in both in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia we know just how beautiful it can be, but on our trek to get to Cape Breton we experienced a stretch...

We haven’t forgotten...

Hey everyone, Just wanted to quickly let you know that we are, as you can tell, a little behind on the posts. We are working on it, but at the moment wi-fi is a bit scarce and time is even more elusive than usual. So, we have the posts written for the most part but wont be able to get them up...

Life’s simple pleasu...

Today we set out for a good meal, preferably local, preferably seafood.  We weighed our options between some of the reputable lobster restaurants in the downtown core against a small set of shops and restaurants known as the Hydrostone Market. The Hydrostone District is a large part of...

Pedestrian Xing (i.e...

As we had previously been warned pedestrians rule the streets out East, they are liable to just step out wherever they want and you are going to have to stop. We had ample practice when we rolled in to Halifax on a Friday night were the streets were filled with lots of people headed out for a...

House of the rising ...

To kick off today we decided to get up before the sun to take advantage of some of the beautiful scenery of Fundy National Park and the opportune east facing shoreline. Driving a few minutes out of our campsite we stopped at a great little lookout spot, made some tea, and watched the sunrise....

Getting back to natu...

Well, we’ve had a bit of a busy past few days so we decided to keep things simple and stay put for today so we can get caught up on a few things. Among the things on today’s to-do list we planned to take advantage of what we have come to call “camping 2.0”.  It’s...

Crazy Work Day (i.e....

Today we got up and tried to leave as early as possible from the Wal-Mart parking lot but as always that didn’t work out. We had to make breakfast, clean up the van and make a quick trip to Wal-Mart to pickup a few extra things (including drinking water) as well as filling up the...

First day of Fall (i...

Today was a quiet day – much of it was spent at our ocean front camp site from the night before.  We took some time to catch up on some work and take advantage of the wi-fi access we had. They call it “camping” but it’s actually quite the luxury complete with...

A day at the beach (...

So we continued to drive out of Quebec and into Maine – crossing a very quiet little border into the USA.  Border patrol was somewhat interesting – one of the first things the officer said was she was half expecting Scooby Doo to step out of the van. Meanwhile there is a second...

Sunday drivers (i.e....

So sleeping for the first night in the van went pretty well – not cold in the slightest. Andrew didn’t quite enjoy how hard the bed was but that’s an easy fix.  There’s a bit to be said for waking up in a Wal-mart parking lot though, aside from the fact that it’s...

The road to the Big ...

Well the first day on the road was a little bit of a blur – we did head off late (only at about 12:30 pm) but after being delayed by 2 days past than our original start date we were just ready to get on the road!  We started off by hitting traffic, which makes you even more determined...

Finally on the road!

Happy to report that we finally made it on the road.  We figured taking a two week test run would be the best way to make sure that our Firebus can make the trip and it will also allow us to work out any kinks in terms of packing ect. Getting ready for this trip has been a lot more work then...

What’s the plan?

So that nagging urge to travel has gotten the best of us and we have decided to live life from the road for a while.  To make things more interesting (and cost effective) we have given up our apartment and have no fixed address.  The 900some square foot living space we have been accustomed to...

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