Thursday, May 12, 2016

New website!!

It's taken some time, and I still have a few kinks to work out, but we have a new website now.

I'll be continuing the posts on our journey over there!

Feel free to follow us at our new website!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Hiking at Piper's Lagoon, Nanaimo, BC

Today we went for a hike at Piper's Lagoon. It's short and easy enough for Princess to be able to complete, and those are the types of hikes we are looking for. It's quite a lovely area, and some beautiful scenery overlooking Georgia Strait.

Black Bean Chili Dinner

One of my favourite things to do in the RV is cook new meals. Especially, delicious, and healthy ones. Living in an RV doesn't mean that you must live off of hotdogs over a campfire like you did as a kid. It means you can adjust your recipes to suit smaller appliances.

Last night, I decided to try out one of those dinners in a bag. Black Bean Chili! Basically, all you need to do, is add ground beef (or turkey), water, and a small can of tomato paste.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

More engine work ahead

When moving the RV to it's current location, we had some hiccups, the major one being that an important wire burned through and melted. We were able to bridge the gap quickly enough to start and run the engine, but it ran terribly all the way here.

My mechanic friend stopped by to have a look, and the wire was so old and corroded that the copper was barely copper anymore. So, we have a new junction box on the way from that same RV we got the other parts from. As I said before, I am sure happy this is all happening now, and not once we're on the road, and somewhere remote, or somewhere that it's against the rules to work on the engine.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Starting out, with children - what's not told

As you know, we have two young children (3 and almost 1). Throughout all of my reading, not one blog really told me anything about how starting out could be. So, here I am to tell you!

It's insane.

Now, I'm not telling you any of this to discourage you, just to prepare you, because it WILL get better.

Routines are uprooted, noise is more, and light will always be an issue. If you're the type to use blackout blinds, stop. Immediately.

Monday, May 2, 2016

First full day in progress!

Well, it's been a wild (and expensive) ride these past few weeks. Selling a lot of our stuff off, trading some things for smaller things (our huge mixer for a smaller, and our 42" LED TV for a 27"), and then moving a lot more stuff into a storage unit that we're not quite ready to get rid of just yet.

Then working on the RV, changing the oil, replacing a push rod that was very bent, replacing the battery, and cleaning the roof. Moving the stuff we need, and probably a bunch of stuff we don't, into the RV.

Then, yesterday's debacle that will now need to be resolved before we can truly launch.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

An interesting first day.

Today, we moved the RV to where we'll stay for about a month, which is at a family members home. It's a very good thing that this was already the plan as well as we had some electrical issues that almost didn't allow us to get here.