Atlantic Canada Trip: Day Eight

– Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador to Blanc-Sablon, Quebec – Well, we’ve officially been on the road a week. It’s Friday again. It’s hard to believe we are already 1/3 of the way through. Tomorrow we will be in Newfoundland in the afternoon. There’s been a little bit of weirdness with the time up here, since…

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Atlantic Canada Trip: Day Seven

– Wabush, Labrador to Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador – It was pretty cold this morning. It also felt like 4am when we got out of bed, even though it was 5. Silly time change. Spoiler alert, though: We made it to our hotel around 2:30pm this afternoon and had a nice, relaxing afternoon. We really…

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Atlantic Canada Trip: Day Six

– Baie-Comeau, Quebec to Wabush, Labrador – Today was a long, cool day. We also drove past a lot of dams. If you look at a map of Canada, you’ll notice that this area is covered in water: rivers, lakes, and streams. It seems like there are two major reasons people live up here: hydroelectric…

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Atlantic Canada Trip: Day Five

– Montreal, Quebec to┬áBaie-Comeau, Quebec – Well, today was our last day in civilization. Tomorrow is a partial dirt road day. Mark keeps saying that’s when the real adventure starts, but I think we’ve been on an adventure the whole time. Maybe I’m just not as cool as he is. We got up this morning…

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Atlantic Canada Trip: Day Four

– Buffalo, New York to Montreal, Quebec – Well, we got up at 5 again this morning. I guess that’s a bit of a theme for the trip. I can’t imagine a day that we might get up later. I guess I will eventually get used to operating on a little less sleep than usual….

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Atlantic Canada Trip: Day Three

– Columbus, Ohio to Buffalo, New York – Despite our late night last night, Mark, Ripley, and I were up at 5 to go for a run this morning. Mom had intended to go as well, but she had gone back to sleep before we had even gotten our running clothes out of our bags,…

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Atlantic Canada Trip: Day Two

– Little Rock, Arkansas to Columbus, Ohio – So… I’m writing this post from the car. It’s after 9pm and we are still on the road. Today has been a long day, and including the time change into the Eastern time zone, we’ve really ended up driving rather late. Our trip today was from Little…

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Atlantic Canada Trip: Day One

– Denton, Texas to Little Rock, Arkansas – All right everyone, it’s go time. The trip has begun. Atlantic Canada here we come. We will be in Canada some of Sunday, and for the long haul starting on Monday, so it won’t be long now. I’m really looking forward to the cooler temperatures, though I…

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Packing for the Atlantic Canada Trip

Packing for a trip as long as our trip to Atlantic Canada can be challenging. I thought, as we are packing up this week to go, I would share what we pack, and how we do our packing, so other people interested in taking long road trips like this can compare what we take to…

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Planning the Atlantic Canada Trip

We’re getting the band back together! Okay, so the only one of us that is musical is Mark, and maybe Ripley, when the occasion calls for howling, but you get what I mean. We’re taking another giant summer roadtrip, just like the Alaska Trip that was the impetus for this website’s launch. Once again, our…

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