Monday, May 20, 2013

Day 1 Driving to Canada

May 20, 2013

Here starts our trip to Canada...taking our motorhome to Newfoundland and Labrador.

This is our maiden voyage of our new-to-us 2005 Jayco Escapade YLSP recreational vehicle. We left at 7:30 am from New York’s Hudson Valley and headed to our first nights destination as yet not totally decided.  We estimate that we will spend about two months in the Canadian Maritimes/Atlantic Provinces travelling in our rv.  The road greeted us with a sunny day the whole way. We hit absolutely no traffic of any kind enroute through New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine…an enjoyable ride.  Our motorhome rode like a dream.  Travelling in an rv is definetly the way to go with everything you require right in back.

Although our 500 mile capacity gas tank didn't require it, we stopped three times to get some cheap gas.  New Hampshire wins the award for cheapest gas at $3.37 per gallon.  helps us decide where to get gas as inexpensively as possible. Since we love pseudo-mexican food we stopped in Portland, ME for some burritos at Chipolte Mexican Grill. A nice break with tastey burritos. We hit Walmart in Brewer, ME and had to make a decision whether we wanted to overnight there or move on to the Airline Snack bar in Beddington, Maine. Since it was still early and we weren’t ready to stop yet, we decided to gamble on the Airline Snack Bar/Motel/Campground/Rest Area (yeah, all that!)…they touted they had plenty of parking room….and I was ready to gamble.

We overnighted in our rv at the Airline Snack Bar and no one bothered us…it was quiet except for the occasional truck ripping down the road at 55+ mile per hour and that stopped pretty early or I didn’t hear it.  Parkingwise…we got the only flat spot. However, further east on route 9 beyond Beddington there were several pull offs that we could have overnighted in (no facilities) and one even had separate truck and car areas.  Next time we would overnight in that spot with our rv.

Day one of our rv adventures...done and successful.

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