It’s amazing that we put nearly 10,000 miles /16,000 km’s on the coach in 2019 – considering we were parked in Florida for 3 months and Ontario for 5 1/2 months!
But, the real story here is we left LaBelle, Florida April 5th and arrived in Barrie, Ontario on July 13th driving 8,132 miles / 13,087 km’s in just 100 days! That’s 4,318 miles / 6,949 km’s MORE than we did in ALL of 2018! It wasn’t around the world but at times it felt like it!
Our 100 Day adventure goes something like this –
Never Before Visited States
Some 1st Time Visits
Yellowstone National Park, Montana
Glacier National Park, Montana
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
The Grand Tetons, Wyoming
Beautiful Bozeman, Montana
‘Wide Open’ Wyoming
Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, British Columbia
New Favourite Small Town
4 nights in Destin, FL
4 nights in Nashville, TN
7 nights in Poplar Bluff, MO (visiting family)
10 nights in West Yellowstone, MT
31 nights in Masset, BC (visiting family)
No. of One Night Stops
Twenty! Seven in the US and thirteen in Canada.
1,561 gallons / 5,908 litres
Diesel Prices in US
Lowest @ $2.689/gallon in Pelham, AL
Highest @ $3.259/gallon in Rock Springs, WY
Diesel Prices in Canada
Lowest @ $1.009/litre in Leduc, AB
Highest @ $1.399/litre in Prince Rupert, BC
Some Hard Driving!
July 8th, 2019
500 miles / 805 km’s
Saskatoon, SK to Winnipeg, MB
Shortest Days Drive
July 4th, 2019
69 miles / 111 km’s
Drayton Valley, AB to Leduc, AB
Visited family in both Drayton Valley and Leduc!
No. of Ferries
Heaviest.fog.ever! Driving around Lake Superior on Hwy 17 near Terrace Bay, ON. What lake?
Freddie – our cat!
I would be remiss if our 2019 recap didn’t include something about Freddie – our gentle and patient road warrior cat.
He was 11 years old when we brought him on the coach and, eventually, he loved it. In the beginning he would hide in a “cubby” under our bed as soon as the engine started and he would stay there until the engine shut down. A year later it was just another day on the road and he no longer had to hide. When we pulled into our stop at the end of the day he would be the 1st one out of the coach to explore our new surroundings.
He surprised us in October ’18 and did a big turnaround but the medication he had been on for nearly 5 months was no longer effective. Freddie passed away in Fort Myers, FL on March 15th, 2019. He was 16 years old.
We still miss him and occasionally I hear him meow. I think Gracie still misses eating his left over cat food! Both Freddie and his sister Ginger, who passed away nearly nine years ago, are still travelling with us. Someday we’ll find the perfect spot to scatter their ashes into the wind. For now we’ll keep sharing our adventures with them.
Some 2019 Photo Highlights
What will 2020 look like? A little different we think – but we have a plan!