I will be a little scarce around here for the next week or so.
I have to drive to the middle of Canada with my son in order to repair and retrieve a vehicle.
So, I'm looking at about 2000 miles up, some repair work in the middle of Saskatchewan -- which we can hopefully complete ourselves (we're bringing parts and tools) and not have to haul the vehicle to a shop. And then 2000 miles back.
We're going to be moving right along, hoping to beat the winter weather, so no stopping to smooze with readers unfortunately.
I'm hauling along my cameras and other kit, hoping maybe I'll get a some photography opportunities. I'll try to post from the road, maybe a few pictures, but no promises.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go get a COVID test and get moving.
See you on the road.
We have returned from 4000 miles round trip and two weeks in Saskatchewan.
While it was a good trip, we were unable to repair the RV ourselves.
We were, however, able to find a reputable mechanic and shop. We were able to move the RV to the shop without much trouble -- it runs, just not well. Mechanic thinks we're probably looking at a broken valve spring or a bent push rod and I agree. Problem is that all the shops in Regina are booked solid right now and we were lucky to even get on this guy's schedule. He can't even look at the problem for another week, and then it'll probably be at least two more weeks waiting on parts and then whatever time it takes for the repair.
We unloaded the remain items from the RV and put them in the SUV (we took my wife's 4-wheel drive SUV instead of my Mini, in case of snow and so we'd have more room if we had to do exactly this). Moved my daughter-in-law's kayak from the roof of the RV onto the SUV, and headed south.
My son has a YouTube Channel, CKW Outdoors, where he provides a bit more detail and some video of our time in Saskatchewan.
If you liked that video, remember to click "like" and maybe even subscribe to the channel.
2000 miles from Regina to Milton, Florida is about 30 hours of driving down through flat, flat plains states. So we drove 12 hours per day, stopping for food and exercise breaks, and stopped each night at a decent hotel for dinner and good 8 hours of sleep.
Three days later and we are home safe and sound.
My son and daughter-in-law will fly back to Regina when the repairs are complete in a few weeks and repeat the drive.
I've got some catching up to do and I'll be back in the saddle tomorrow.
See you then.