Around the World in 100 Days!

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

Montana
Wyoming

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

Whitefish, Montana

Longest Stays

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.

Diesel Purchased

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

Two!


Worst Weather

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

Yellowstone National Park

What will 2020 look like?  A little different we think – but we have a plan!

8 thoughts on “Around the World in 100 Days!”

  1. Jacquie-You two are such an inspiration! I love reading about all your adventures. I sure hope 2020 involves a visit with your Chicago family. ❤️ Carol

  2. Thank you Jacquie for another great Blog. You do such a great job of it. I almost feel like I’m there too. I know you will have a great 2020 travelling to various places. Meanwhile we miss you and you are missed at the Gym. Mike was asking about you yesterday and he said to be sure to tell you that you are missed at the Y. Take care and learn to crochet so you can teach me.
    Love you.
    Mom

  3. Wow. You are such an inspiration. You really put your rv to great use.
    Wa hoping you would be going to Rock Springs to the Newmar rally. But see you did that last year
    One of these days we’ll catch up.

  4. What an amazing adventure! You both are amazing and an inspiration for living your dreams!

    It still makes me tear up reading about Freddie!

    We can’t wait to hear about your 2020 adventures!

    Xoxo
    Shannon, Gabe, Joseph and Celeste

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