RVing, camping, glamping - whatever you call it, we love it.
A 1930s Class A Motorhome.
Our 2004 Bounder Class A Motorhome named Seven & Toad
We call it camping but this isn’t your (or my) parents’ idea of camping. The idea isn’t new - over 150 years ago settlers used Red River or Conestoga wagons to settle the central and western parts of North America.
When the automobile and truck came along, RVs modernized too.
While the technology has improved, the concept remains the same. We get out of town to enjoy the outdoors as often as we can, usually at least six times per year.
I have been keeping a detailed daily camping journal, including photos of every camp site since 1999. We enjoy going over it to remember the adventures we have had over the years, especially when it is snowing and blowing outside.
We have been RVing for nearly 40 years and pictured above is our current and 7th RV named, logically, “Seven”. It replaced “Thirsty” which in turn replaced “Stinky”. There are photos here.
Seven has almost everything we want in a rig - 35’ long, lots of room with 2 large slide-outs, substantial weight carrying capacity, automatic levelling, big bathroom and so on. It has a few things we don’t care about such as the washer/dryer and the icemaker in the fridge but all in all we are happy with it. The 30% better gas mileage than our previous rig (appropriately named Thirsty) helps too.
We have towed a variety of vehicles behind our RVs, usually a compact 4x4 such as the Honda CR-V (named “Toad”) we are towing now. It is a must for exploring once we have set up camp.
Click on a map below to see where we’ve been camping over the past couple of years.
The coloured-in Provinces and States below show where we have camped.