Monday, June 30, 2008

Almost set...

The bus is mostly packed... just some last-minute things around the house to be finished up... and tomorrow morning at 8am we plan to be on the road!

If all goes well we'll be in Ottawa for 1:30pm, and camped somewhere along highway 17 between Ottawa and North Bay for the night. I assume provincial parks are unlikely to have Wifi access, so updates may have to wait until later in the week.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Meet "Bobby"

This is our brand-new, 30-year old camper! "Bobby" joined the family in March and will be covering the 14,000km to Dawson and back.

For those that want the technical details, Bobby is a 1978 Volkswagen Type 2, Westfalia conversion. It's what VW called the "Deluxe Campmobile", which means that he sleeps 5 (!), and has a stove, sink, and fridge. He should be the perfect home-away-from-home for the five weeks of the trip, giving us a place to relax, sleep, eat, and get away from the bugs.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


We leave in just six days!