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

RESET.

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.

Cynthia's Thoughts

We Know we Were Made for so Much More

Listening to: Casting Crowns – Thrive

Isla, Jenson and Linc at Parliament Hill.
Isla, Jenson and Linc at Parliament Hill.

We’re in Ottawa today, and I’m still overwhelmed by the hospitality of friends. Our friend, Aaron, has been gracious enough to invite us to stay at his house while we’re here… Which means normal showers for us and baths for the kids, a real sink to wash dishes and power to run our beloved air conditioner.

Cynthia's Thoughts

I Have Surrendered to Your Design

Listening to: NEEDTOBREATHE – Multiplied

It’s been two months since the date we told everyone we were leaving… June 30th. The first day of summer break, the last day of owning a house… The official beginning of this new chapter of life.

Before June 30th I remember sending Luke a text message about how we might be in Newfoundland for his birthday. We celebrated Luke’s birthday seven days ago. In Brooklin.

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.