We are a retired married couple who met in 2011 while on a photo trip to India pursuing our mutual interest in photography. I (Sherry) am a Canadian and my husband, Patrick is a US citizen with permanent residency status in Canada. We currently live in Ottawa, Ontario. I was born in, and spent most of my life, in the Province of Ontario, Canada, but spent the last 12 years of my working career in the Canadian arctic territory of Nunavut. Patrick had a 30-year career in public safety and emergency management in Virginia. Traveling by RV to the many beautiful areas of Canada and the US to photograph and enjoy has been a long time dream which we are now pursuing. We recently adopted a husky mix puppy from a local SPCA who will be experiencing this adventure with us.
Cooking, writing (editing), photography. No mechanical skills! We have a lot to learn from more experienced RV'ers.
Yes - one medium size dog.
City of Rocks State Park,New Mexico; Big Bend National Park in Texas
We currently live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Neither of us is originally from Ottawa, however when I was living in Nunavut in northern Canada, I traveled back and forth from the north to southern Canada through Ottawa and eventually purchased a townhouse here to have somewhere to live when I retired. Patrick and I met in 2011 and got married in 2014. When Patrick retired in December 2016 from his 30-year career in Viriginia, he moved to Canada. Ottawa is Canada's capital city and is a vibrant city with numerous places of interest. The location is scenic being situated on the Ottawa and Rideau rivers. Ottawa has many parks, urban trails, national museums, a pedestrian mall and is minutes from Gatineau, Quebec accessed by any of several bridges across the Ottawa River. Gatineau Park is a recreational destination offering public facilities including beaches, campgrounds, picnic areas, trails, and parkways. There are 165 km (103 mi) of hiking trails and 90 km (56 mi) of trails for mountain bikes and the Trans Canada Trail passes through the park. The park is also popular with cyclists where many routes are quite steep and very demanding on legs, heart and lungs. There are numerous festivals throughout the year that draw hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Notable are the Tulip Festival in spring and Winterlude in February which features the world's largest skating rink as a large part of the Rideau Canal is opened for skating.
We are traveling in a Roadtrek Zion, Class B, van-style RV that is just under 21 feet long. It has self-contained plumbing and solar panels. There are no slide-outs. We have not actually taken possession of it yet, but it is due to be completed and delivered next week. The photo is from the Roadtrek brochure.