Folding bikes are not great at anything... however good for most of your biking needs when RVing
Folding bikes are not great at anything... however good for most of your biking needs when RVing

Folding Bikes

by Bruce Watts

Our folding bikes fill the gap between no bike at all… and a performance machine. They are great, however more than anything they frankly stir a lust that can’t be fully scratched with only 24” wheels. Truly bigger is better!

I love my performance roady. Perfectly sized, comfortable for long rides, and nimble on the asphalt. I can bop out 50 kilometres before breakfast and return with a smile on my face.

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Tracy and Bruce at Jose Falcon in Bosquillas Mexico
Tracy and Bruce at Jose Falcon in Bosquillas Mexico

Lunch Date in Mexico

by Tracy Butler

Some husbands may fly their wives on a plane to Paris for a romantic dinner, some may whisk them away by car for a leisurely meal in the Laurentian's…..well the Campologist took me in a rowboat to Mexico for Lunch !

While staying at Big Bend National Park, the campologist suggested we have a long overdue lunch date. Usually our travel m.o. includes healthy lunches made in the trailer, and occasional lunches out. I felt excited about a lunch date! “Where are we going?”… I asked… to which he replied “Mexico” !

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Early European settles though the Joshua Tree plant looked like the profit "Joshua" with his arm spread.
Early European settles though the Joshua Tree plant looked like the profit "Joshua" with his arm spread.

Joshua Tree National Park

by Bruce Watts

We have been spending way too much time living in the relative comfort of concrete RV parks. Joshua Tree National Park came at the right time.

I refer to this park as a highbred… it has multi-functions and targets many different types of campers and visitors. It’s a wonderful blend of car camping, wilderness experiences, eco-education and human history. We loved it.

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Concrete camping has it's charms. Easy, clean, simple... yet more expensive
Concrete camping has it's charms. Easy, clean, simple... yet more expensive

Concrete Camping

by Bruce Watts

I like camping, all types of camping. Until recently I never knew concrete camping could be so fun.

Camping can be defined as “a holiday in a mobile shelter that is not your regular residence”. This can include tents, tarps, trailers and motor homes… heck it even includes a cardboard box. However before I can appropriately discuss my newfound appreciation for the “slabs”… let’s give an overview of the 3 types of camping.

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Solar Dancing Santa blessing the dash of our truck - Palm Spring, California
Solar Dancing Santa blessing the dash of our truck - Palm Spring, California

A Merry Desert Christmas

by Bruce Watts

A Christmas in the desert is so very strange for a northerner!

NO iconic scenes of snow covered forests, NO Jack Frost’s artistic stylings on our home windows, NO winter parka’s, NO egg nog around the fireplace… nothing seems quit right!

Spending Christmas in the desert is all wrong for me. The warm, dry climate just don’t match the short days for my hard wired internal climate cycles! Short days to me are for the winter… and winter means snow!

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Tracy and Bruce arriving in California ahead of the frost
Tracy and Bruce arriving in California ahead of the frost

California Sun

by Bruce Watts

We are finally in California… the “Eureka” state. We are lov’in it!

It’s been a long time coming and a huge haul to get here. However it’s absolutely worth it… so far!

The state itself is an economic powerhouse and her eco-systems are some of the most diverse in the world. In the first few days, we have experienced ocean surf, mountains, rain forests, deserts, giant old growth red wood trees… and the best hot tamales I have ever enjoyed.

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Tracy and Bruce on the Washington Coast heading south
Tracy and Bruce on the Washington Coast heading south

Virgin Voyage

by Bruce Watts

It’s late in the day and we have only 4 hours until the sun sets.

We are finally on the road with our shiny new trailer… the “Escape Pod”.

It’s taken many numbers to get to this point… 8 months of tweaking our trailer’s custom order, a 4,500 kilometres road trip across the continent, 50 hours of driving, 6 states, 5 camp sites, 4 old friends and relatives visited, 3 hotels, an undisclosed bag of cash, much angst yet even more smiles. To describe the process as a challenge would be understated.

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First Road Trip

by Bruce Watts

Finally the NEW trailer is delivered.

Like rookie parents we are a little awe struck and overwhelmed. There is so much to learn and discover when you first get a new trailer. Where are all the plugs, cords, boggles, do-dads and thing-a-gigs… and likely more important… where does all that bio-waste go!.

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Escape Pod

Bruce & Tracy's adventures in an Escape travel trailer as they travel around the continent.

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