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RE: Travelling to the Canadian East Coast

While 2 or 3 cgs in Newfoundland are open year round, quite a few close right after Labour Day. Yep, you can camp there Labour Day eve, but not Labour Day evening. However, in that sparsely populated land there are gravel pits and public parking lots. Ask and you will likely be welcomed. Fall is a much more comfy time relative to inland temps and climates than is spring. September days can be just glorious, but make sure you have several winter sleeping bags or a good furnace for night times. Then again, health dependent, there are B&Bs too. ;)
Little Kopit 04/26/16 04:32am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Travel from Chicago to Newfoundland -- big rig campgrounds

Howdy! We found out Newfoundland is not like Alaska, not many places to boondocks there especially for some folks our size (MDT with 44' 5er). "Happy Trails" Chiefneon AHEM!!!! I don't know how you are defining boondocking, but my dear souls, NL is about the easiest place to boondock in this hemisphere. A) rural, B) rural, C) rural. NOT blacktop parking, not that. There are scads of places where someone, company/municipality got a grant to set up a campground, and quit when the grant only went so far. But the camp sites are set out for more than 40' rig folks. Gravel roads take you many interesting places, follow them. I lived in NL from 1984 to 2008, thank you. Buddy Wasisname - The Gravel Pits :C
Little Kopit 04/25/16 09:42am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Hair Turning Reddish Brown

Sun My dogs have been chocolate brown Cheessies for about 7 dogs. I let them have lots of outside time. They are lighter and redder in warmer months. During the 3 months I spent in Australia,(Sept. to Dec.) where they were kenneled and got two 45 minute outings per day, they came back to chocolate again. C'est la vie or the ways of planet Earth. ;)
Little Kopit 04/25/16 07:22am RV Pet Stop
RE: Travel from Chicago to Newfoundland -- big rig campgrounds

So, how much time do you have and what do you want to see. I can think of 3 directions: Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Quebec City.... 2. Chicago, Cleveland, NYC and north. deadly IMHO too much interstate, too little scenery 3. Chicago, west up-along Wisconsin, Michigan UP, Sault Ste. Marie, across to near Ottawa and down various way to the province of Quebec. Then you can go other ways, like near the south Shore of the St. Lawrence via NB, NS, PEI to NL, or on the north Shore of the St. Lawrence up through Labrador and across Now, my fav way would be the longest and most Canadian way, ie #3 and variations. On my cross continent trip I crossed the big river to The Saguenay and then across to Ontario and stayed on Rte 11 going. Returning I took Rte 17 and the Trans Canada (with Manitoulin thrown in). Of course, I have worked in ON and with people in all those places on my northern route. I have a truck camper, so boondocking is easy. Mostly, I prefer more rural areas because I have two dogs. It takes longer to find rural boondocking places. Parking lots for churches, etc. can be easier. Some provinces you can park near a hospital. Or there is the eatery parking lot..... Enjoy :B
Little Kopit 04/25/16 07:15am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Snacks / light meal ideas

Well, agree on veggies and fruit. If you can stop to eat it, a whole grapefruit is a nice sized meal. NOT on salty anything. Look out for chicken take outs. They use lots of salt. Canadian gov. is trying to get processed food providers to use less salt. My doctors agree. Veggie wraps from whomever, Subway or anyone, good. Some take out soups ok. Again watch the salt. :C
Little Kopit 04/20/16 03:44pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Doing it alone?

Lots of us do it. I was widowed in 1970. & started keeping my own dogs once I got off of a travel job in 1979. Since then I've learned how to enlist neighbors for the dogs when I traveled for work I am now 73. Partly because of need for hip replacement I didn't do my biggest trip in 2014, but did so last year, after that surgery. I drove from The Martimes to Skagway, AK and back late summer 2015 through early fall 2015. 18,000.00. Dogs travel with me on personal travel. & developed night driving problems with the cataracts during the trip. Op to happen this spring. I previously lived in Newfoundland, thus, that trip made me a sea to sea person. I haven't updated my map in signature images yet. Go for it! :B
Little Kopit 04/11/16 04:00pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Easy dutch oven recipie site

http://www.everydaydutchoven.com/ :C Nice ideas, but using ingredients from scratch is much healthier than using canned ingredients with their extra chemicals.
Little Kopit 04/08/16 05:57pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Newfoundland

Re. driving at night, yes, watch, but get in between the transport trucks and stay there. Their size is some protection from Moose. I had a record speed back from ferry to Corner Brook that way, so be prepared. :C
Little Kopit 04/05/16 06:23am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Travelling to the Canadian East Coast

I hope you took note of the fact that you pay for over water links to PEI only ONCE --------- when you leave & the Bridge costs LESS than ferry. :C
Little Kopit 04/03/16 09:06pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Travelling to Newfoundland

Hello there, I think you will remember me since you once invited me to stop off at your place on my way through. But not having seen you post in some time, I made no planned stop in Sudbury on my return drive this fall during the cross continent trip. You will recall that I lived on NL for 24.5 years. 1. advice. PM to Diann of RobandDi. They used to do even years to AK and odd years to NL. Did at least 5 trips to each. Lately they've been going to other continents. They used to spend at least a month on Newfoundland each trip. My must musts: Both sides of Bonne Bay for Gros Morne. West Coast carefully, check out theatre at Cow Head, especially for Tempting Providence, based on life of Nurse Bennet. Other historical theatre takes place up that way too. Norsted as well as L'anse aux Meadows and surrounding terrain. Historical communities can be reached on the east coast of the Northern Peninsula too. Amble up or down the peninsulas and prowl - Little Bay Islands, Change Islands, Fogo Island, Trinity Pageant, Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve (one of a kind), St. John's ....... There is a build your own tour at the NL Tourism site and a one can be put on a mailing list. & there is a mailing list for gas price predictions too, if you want.http://www.pub.nf.ca/orders/ppo/fuel/Fuel_160324.pdf for each zone of gas prices. Use this on trip http://www.roads.gov.nl.ca/cameras/default.stm - many useful links. Remember, east coast, especially St. John's goes back many years. Even though Basques whalers did all coasts in the 15th c. and maybe before, their stops were seasonal camps each year. Museum of one is Red Bay, Labrador. & of course, you can come via ferry from NS and return via Labrador and QC 389. See my Labrador photos. :B My fav. non-fiction on the province As Near to Heaven by Sea: A History of Newfoundland and Labrador By Kevin Major, 2001 – ISBN 0-14-027864-8. Author grew up on west coast so there is a stronger balance of all areas than many histories.
Little Kopit 03/26/16 09:45am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Big white dog on the job

Beats ye olde wood stove oven!! :D
Little Kopit 03/25/16 08:33am RV Pet Stop
RE: Eastern Canada - Diesel and DEF availability??

In other words look to highway truck stops and country stores - the carry scads of products and have a nice large fuel bay with a propane set up for trade of containers. Otherwise, re. propane, I've seen many an propane source, both trade and actual refill at the area Canadian Tire. Or saved CT $ for years for my cross continent trip. In the end didn't use those $ for fuel, but for oil change, fluid level checks, and other repairs in mid trip. :C Now tha CT 'money' is only digital I suspect from Washington State would be overly concerned with it. Besides which, experience has shown that CT stores rarely have propane pumps. That t'ain't true out this way! ;)
Little Kopit 03/24/16 03:59am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Favorite Breakfast

Oh my lord, even on a gardening/run the rottotiller day, I haven't had a monster sized brekky like these for years and years. Travel and hit the road meal - one I lived on during the Oz trip. An orange An oatcake (0 salt) One pint/500 ml bottle of milk = 3 food groups. :D
Little Kopit 03/22/16 07:02pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Big white dog on the job

Yesterday was your 13s day.* Your 5 sets of twins and 1 of triplets = 13. & you said 13 Ewes yet to lamb. :B * my lucky # btw, bro born on a friday the 13th, not to mention others with a 13 birthday.
Little Kopit 03/22/16 11:19am RV Pet Stop
RE: Eastern Canada - Diesel and DEF availability??

My comment about difficulty with propane came from first hand information from CANADIAN friends who drove cross Canada last summer. They found it was easy to find for smaller portable tanks but they encountered issues with their 33' RV and finding accessible propane. To those who tried to provide me answers,thank you! As to the availability of services generally in Canada the point to remember is size. Canada is physically larger than the continental US is, yet there are more people in the combined Los Angeles and New York areas than there is in all of Canada. Add to that far more than half the population of the country lives in urban centres, in fact more than 1/3rd live in just Ontario, and you end up with a LOT of very sparsely populated countryside. In other words look to highway truck stops and country stores - the carry scads of products and have a nice large fuel bay with a propane set up for trade of containers. Otherwise, re. propane, I've seen many an propane source, both trade and actual refill at the area Canadian Tire. Or saved CT $ for years for my cross continent trip. In the end didn't use those $ for fuel, but for oil change, fluid level checks, and other repairs in mid trip. :C
Little Kopit 03/22/16 11:10am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Big white dog on the job

Some of those lambs have been doing some mighty good feeding on their own. Love lambs :B
Little Kopit 03/20/16 09:03am RV Pet Stop
RE: Eastern Canada - Diesel and DEF availability??

I think my two favourite 'groaners' have been asked on this forum. "We are going to Canada for the first time. Is the 401 Hwy, that goes past Toronto, a good road, or is it a narrow track that winds its way through the wilderness?" It's the busiest road in the WORLD! "We are going to Canada for the first time, do we have to stock up with everything before we enter, or do they have grocery stores there?" WELL, I try to eat at a local sit down restaurant at least once a week to get the local flavours. On the other hand, one can pull past the windows for such as: Tim Hortons, MacDonalds,etc. & Timmies is a Canadian started coffee shop, just like Canadian Tire has been known to beat out Wally World for deals on every day house and buggy equipment. Don't know if CT is still Canadian owned. Don't think Timmies is, though. :p {ps. Eric, you have humour too, and we all know that, join in, eh}
Little Kopit 03/18/16 10:53am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Eastern Canada - Diesel and DEF availability??

As mentioned Canada is the same as US minus the violence, complete strangers will say hello to you regularly. You will find Diesel, Gas, Propane, Walmart and McDonalds regularly on the major highways just like in America. AHEM. rwbradley, to my view of the map, we are a huge part of the continent of North America, too. Personally, I can easily take affront when residents of the US of A call themselves by that term, just as if the rest of us didn't live in an American subcontinent, Re. the violence, I lack the certainty that we're so much more tolerant and keep our hands in our pockets. Examples of Federal Committees come to mind. ;)
Little Kopit 03/18/16 09:09am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Eastern Canada - Diesel and DEF availability??

this is a joke,right? People who live in cities somehow think that things in the country will be less convenient. BUT it is crowding that makes some city service stations not carry diesel. Point 2. HOW the heck do you think goods are shipped from one part of the country to another - semi-trailers, natch. What pulls those trailers most the time - DIESEL trucks, what else. http://fastertruck.com/pages/Nova-Scotia-Truck-Stops-Travel-Plazas-Directory.html http://fastertruck.com/pages/New-Brunswick-Truck-Stops-Travel-Plazas-Directory.html In PEI you have to search www.google.ca by the brand of fuel, Irving, Shell, Esso, etc. :p
Little Kopit 03/17/16 06:37pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Touring the Maritimes provinces..with no reservation?

Fuel prices can be checked. They are regulated in all of Atlantic Canada. NB: http://www.nbeub.ca/ NS: https://nsuarb.novascotia.ca/sites/default/files/documents/gas/gasprice.pdf?1440902992968 PEI: http://www.irac.pe.ca/document.aspx?file=petrol/currentprices.asp :C
Little Kopit 03/16/16 07:04am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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