Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Wow, it's September 10th.  We are so excited.  So anxious to get on the road again.

The final week involved moving the rig.  Just a little.  From the main campground to the compound above it all.

 And Doug has jobs to do on the rig.  The big one - replace the black tank.  He could not get the exact one so there was a lot of plumbing to do.  It was a success.  And it is a few gallons bigger too.

Out with the old

In with the new
Our countdown involves lots of final things.  Return library books and DVD's, renew insurance, say final good byes to family and friends here in Merritt.

Then we are off to the coast for final good byes to the kids and their families.   Doctor visits, prescription refills and a send off party.  We will leave there on September 21st.

All the time, we are planning.  We are trying to save our allotment of 6 months in the US so we are traveling as far as North Dakota on the Canadian side.  We will cross over about the last week of September or maybe October 1st.

In the meantime, we have our eyes on the goal.  Bagley, Minnesota - David, Stefani, Lizzy and Nickolas.

Our route


David Anderson said...

Can't wait!! We are beyond excited & just a bit nervous!

Rick and Kathy Rousseau said...

Are you sure you don't want to wait until the middle to end of October to leave? That would give you a later return in April and still give you time to do your Tax Return. I know we were home for Easter last year and it was still pretty chilly.
Be Safe and Enjoy!

It's about time.

Jan Mains said...

I know how excited you must be. You're so lucky Doug is able to fix anything.

Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

I am sure that black tank job was a dirty job.

Safe travels. Hope to see you two in the Q.

Jim and Sandie said...

Way to go Doug - had to be a yucky job. You are going to have such a wonderful time when you get to see the new family members.

Linda Sand said...

I'm so excited for you! Do remember, though, that most Minnesota campgrounds close for the season by Oct. 15th. Some even earlier. We tend to have freezing nights by then and they want to protect their water systems.

Nan Talley said...

So happy for you two!

Doug, you deserve a medal for the black tank job. I saw what they had to do when they took ours out at the Tiffin plant in Alabama.

Looking forward to seeing you in Q.

Sue B said...

that parking spot looks a tad familiar..:(

Wanderin' said...

How exciting that must be for you! Just leave the north before all the winter storms head that way. With a bigger black tank, you'll even be able to boondock longer.