RVing. The Feel of the Open Road

RVing. The Feel of the Open Road

RVing in Canada

As a tribute to Canada’s 150th celebration, we would like to share with you our article that was published last year by the National Federation of Federal Retirees.  I can’t think of a better way to explore our great country and meet our friendly people than in an RV.

Ah! The Feel of the Open Road

The freedom to stay or the freedom to go, the freedom to explore or the freedom to move on — I’m talking motorhomes, not motorcycles. I fell in love with RVing almost 30 years ago when our walkabout in Australia turned into a “ride about” in New Zealand.

You see, a few months earlier, in what was both a very brave decision and a complete leap of faith, my wife and I sold our house and set out with our two young daughters to explore the Pacific Rim. En route, we stayed in a condo in Hawaii and a resort in Fiji. In Australia, we camped or stayed in caravan parks, hostels and the occasional hotel, but it wasn’t until we scored a motorhome in Auckland that I finally felt that I had a home away from home.

The cry “Allons!” — a single word that translates as “Let’s go!” — opens many of the stanzas in Walt Whitman’s poem Song of the Open Road. His story celebrates the out-of-doors, and the road in particular, as a place where people can come together in a meaningful way — where status matters less and the experience matters more. I believe that is also the mantra of the folks we have met who take off in their RVs to see friends and return to familiar places or, alternatively, satisfy their wanderlust.

To read the entire article in federalretirees.ca  click here. Below are some more pictures of RVing in Canada.

Bras d'Or Lakes at Ben Eion RV Resort & Campground

Bras d’Or Lakes at Ben Eion RV Resort & Campground

Inside our RV Motorhome

Inside our RV Motorhome

RVing at Perce Rock Gaspe Peninsula Quebec

Perce Rock – Gaspe Peninsula Quebec

Moose Crossing at Forillon National Park on Gaspe Peninsula

Moose Crossing at Forillon National Park on Gaspe Peninsula

On the road again in our RV

On the road again in our RV

Roasting Marshmellows around an open campfire

Roasting Marshmallows around an open campfire

Cabot Travel - Cape Breton Island Nova Scotia

RVing the Cabot Travel – Cape Breton Island Nova Scotia

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