It is so hard to believe that we have been living this dream for 6 years now. And what adventures we have had.
Just for fun, we have tallied up what we have been doing:
- 81,016 miles in the RVs and the Sled (our flat bed trailer) has followed behind
- 12,823 Gallons of Diesel
- 71,909 miles in our Land Rover Snowflake
- 3,478 Gallons of Petrol
Places visited only count if we have stayed overnight in the motorhome:
- 11 Provinces/Territories
- 45 States out of the lower 48 and Alaska
- 274 Campground stays (including multiple separate stays at some; does not include stays at RV Service shops, or with friends and family)
- 38 Walmart stays (great and safe way to break up a long drive)
- 67 National Parks (NPS)
- 10 Parks Canada Parks
- about 30 State Parks as well as county parks.
Places we love and have/will return to:
Banff NP (Lake Louise); Jasper NP; Churchill, Manitoba; Gaspé Peninsula, QC; Cape Breton, Kouchibouguac NP, NB; Newfoundland; Osoyoos and the Okanagan, BC.
Alaska; Oregon Coast; Washington Coast, The Palouse, WA; Death Valley NP, Yosemite NP, CA; Yellowstone NP, Grand Teton NP, WY; Bozeman, MT; Southwest Idaho; Custer City and Park, SD; The Great Salt Lake, UT; The Grand Canyon NP (north & south rim), Monument Valley, Patagonia Lake State Park, Tucson, Whitewater Draw, Benson Area, AZ; Fort De Soto County Park, Everglades NP, the Florida Keys, FL; Great Smoky Mountains NP, TN and NC.
A few places we didn’t stay or will not return to:
Canada Glacier Park, BC; Northwest Territories; Vancouver Island, BC; New Orleans, LA; South Padre Island, TX.
We love finding “new-to-us” bird species – like the Elegant Trogan or finding adult wildlife with their young (they’re all cute!) – like Bison red dogs. Mother Nature continually astounds us with birds in their breeding plumage or the protective behaviors of wildlife.
Of course we love taking Tigger to see family and friends in Ontario, Alberta, Quebec, Florida and New Jersey. And we have had many wonderful trips to see family and friends in the UK. We even squeezed in a visit to Italy.
When we began this we talked about being nomads for 10 years and then reassessing – and we are still saying that – another 10 years and then we will reassess.
Our traveling companions: