Luke's Thoughts


We were driving to Atlantic Canada I was excited to spring up on the heels of my new found rejuvenation. After being sick on more than one front in Ottawa I was feeling better and had a new outlook on this time with my family and how to deal with the challenges. Also, the “reset” on my diet made me feel stronger. These feeling fade fast if not put into action, and the cravings also return.
It didn’t take too long before I was feeling some of those old stresses again. You don’t fix these things in a day, or week or even a month. I knew that even if I was hoping for a quick fix. In the past my fixes have been anything but quick.

People We Miss


Rich is my brother.
I’ve spent more time with him than any other person on this earth. He knows my deepest secrets and he still loves me.
When we were growing up I had the upper hand on him even though he was almost 2 years older. The moment he started to fight back that all ended : )

General Posts

When you’re in Newfoundland, you’re home.

We decided to forgo Larbador.

I was looking forward to seeing that part of the province in a car instead of on two wheels because I could take in the view a little more. Also I wanted to share the experience with Cynthia. In the end the conditions were not ideal. It has rained along the most dangerous part of the slick gravel road for days, and would be raining for several days more. This, grouped with so many miles of washboard gravel roads with the trailer and potential breakdown, solidified the decision to go by way of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
We drove for most of the days leading up to yesterday, and then made our way over on the ferry. Just under $500 got us all passage as well as our rig. With the savings in gas by not doing Labrador, it wasn’t that bad on the wallet.
Luke's Thoughts


Ottawa had presented a challenge for me. For the first time since leaving home I was overcome with hardship on several fronts. I had encountered a problem with the trailer, I needed to do a much needed repair on the truck hoping it would be covered under warranty, and I felt a sickness coming on.
It didn’t seem like much at the time because I was advised by the seller of my trailer that the repair was covered by this affiliate in Ottawa and that the trucks issue may also be covered under the Dodge warranty. So this little scratch in my throat should be a problem either, I thought. I would spend some time with my friends in Ottawa and be out of there in a couple of days.

Luke's Thoughts

Changes & Adjustments

Our journey began as we pulled away from our recently sold home on June 30th. It is now nearing the end of August and we still find ourselves in Brooklin, just miles from our old house. Although we sit here, patiently waiting but unable to get going for various reasons, the last 60 days have not been wasted.

We had made a test run to visit my mother on Manitoulin island, a “shakedown”, to determine how well our current set up for the truck and trailer will work out in a real travel situation, as well as the day-to-day chores we’d have to carry out.