Jaclyn took a week and went home to New Brunswick with a bike. It wasn’t a trip in the Bigfoot, but she did sleep in a motorhome in her parent’s driveway so we count that as a road trip. A brief synopsis of the trip: bikes, lobster, bikes, jeep, bikes, swimming, and beach. Full details below from Jaclyn. ~ It’s been a long time since I’ve been to New Brunswick, some say 9 years, I tend to disagree. Either way, I had big plans to…Continue Reading “New Brunswick is Kind of Awesome”
Where has the Summer gone? Bikes and Camping. Jaclyn took a trip to New Brunswick, but that’s a whole different story. Last time we checked, it was the May long weekend and we were in Hood River. Now it’s August and we’re planning a September trip to Yellowstone. Along with trip planning, we’ve got a busy month coming up: Crankworx, Big White CNEC, and a Heli-drop in Pemberton. In the meantime, here’s what we’ve been up to so far. We spent some time in Owl…Continue Reading “What’s up Summer?”
Victoria Day Weekend marks the unofficial start to summer and camping season in Canada. We had just come back from one vacation, but didn’t want to sit out the long weekend. In addition to barely being unpacked from the last trip, work’s been busy and there was little talk of what to do next. After some more procrastination, we did a quick search and found that Hood River, Oregon, was within driving distance, had camping and decent biking. A couple of friends decided to join us. Sold!…Continue Reading “Long Weekend Vibes”
A longer than normal winter had us wanting to go somewhere warm and dry. With the trailer finished, we were ready to leave for a better climate in the desert. We had a loose plan of heading to Grand Junction for a couple of days then to Moab, Utah for another 5 or 6 and then back home. When we had the tent trailer, we had to plan our stops. We didn’t like the idea of sleeping in a rest stop with it. With the…Continue Reading “Desert Life”
Well, this was long overdue. Here’s the rest of the Oregon trip. After Fort Stevens, we planned on going down to Nehalem State Park for the rest of the trip. The cycling goal was still looming and we had our fingers crossed for more good weather. Of course we had to stop at Cannon Beach to see Haystack Rock like all the other tourists. While in Cannon Beach, we confirmed a theory we’ve had for a while when travelling in the US. Coffees should only…Continue Reading “Better late than never? Oregon pt2”
Aside from the convenience, one the reasons for buying a hard-sided trailer was extending the camping season into winter. With the crappy Vancouver weather, we decided it was time to test out the winter camping theory down on the Oregon Coast…But as we’ve come to learn, nothing’s quite as easy as it seems with the Bigfoot. We planned, we packed, we somehow lost the only set of trailer keys we own. Awesome. So we called in a locksmith to get into the trailer and $120 later we were rolling…Continue Reading “Christmas…and Other Misadventures on the Oregon Coast pt 1”
Buying a 33 year old trailer is pretty nerve racking. The little guy shows his age, the appliances are hit or miss at the moment, but we can’t think of anywhere We’d rather be right now. We decided to leave the lower mainland in search of dry weather. Being that it’s November, open camp sites are a little hard to come since most close in October until the spring. After a bit of searching on the Allstays App link we found a place that looked promising….Continue Reading “This is the life”
We have our trailer, who is now named Michael, and reality is sinking in. We drove over 20 hours last weekend to pickup this little guy. We knew the roof would need repairs. We didn’t anticipate the window leaks. Now we’re pouring over project plans and timelines. The plan is to fix it all…we just need to figure out how. In the meantime, it’s time to fix the immediate window leaks and plan a trip to Oregon.
Today we head out to drive clear across British Columbia from Vancouver to Fernie to pick up our little Project. Other than a sagging roof it’s supposed to be is great shape for a 33 year trailer. It took us a long time to decide on what we wanted, in the end the vintage trailer won. This post kicks off our Reno project. We have lots of plans, a little know how and a professional or two to help out along the way.