From the journal: “Woke up to another beautiful day. Last day! I don’t want to go home, but I want to. I have enjoyed the time travelling in our little motor home. I haven’t enjoyed the feeling of always being on the go.
This country of ours is beautiful, friendly, welcoming, thoughtful and BIG! There is so much more to see that we didn’t get a chance to see. So much more to do and experience!
There is no better place than home. I left a little piece of my heart in NFLD, PEI, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. One thing that surprised me was how flat the rest of Canada is compared to BC, other than a few specific areas such as the Cape Breton Trail NS and Gros Morne NFLD. We had phenomenal weather. Couldn’t have asked for better, other than a few nights of rain at the beginning and end of our trip and a couple of foggy days.
As we climb this mountain and reach 1775m Stagleap Provincial Park the contrast is startling. No wonder when someone comes from another province they are tentative drivers. And we still have at least two more passes to go through before home. There was even one province that had a warning sign of 6% grade for 300m. For us in BC that’s every highway!
I was very impressed with our 1988 motor home. She took us 19,000km up to altitudes to 3000m and kept on ticking. 1 light, 1 heater core, 1 hub cap, 1 vent pin, 1 radiator cap – not bad for 19,000km and over some of the roughest roads. Thanks “Cali (short for Calico)” (finally found a name for her). As Marcel and I do fist bumps to conclude our journey, we long to be on the road again.”