We spent 4 months in 2017 travelling from Alberta to the east coast and back. We left in June and returned in October. We didn't spend more than 2 nights in camp-grounds the whole summer, opting for Boondockers, truck stops, family and friends.
The last time we had RVed was in the mid 80s. We spent a warm winter in an converted school bus in the Texas area with our three children, ages 3 to 10. It was a great experience. Warm is relative, of course, but there was no snow, and I don't remember a frost until we got back to Canada in May.
Now it is just the two of us, but we are having as much enjoyment out of it. We enjoy the grandchildren too much to do this full time yet, but trips of a few months duration are in the planning stages.
We are at the stage where we have the freedom to travel, and are enjoying meeting like minded people, both as guests and as hosts.
He likes Woodworking, both love gardening, and she likes crafts and sewing! Love to read books too!
All of our boondocking experiences were AWESOME! Thanks to great hosts and guests who have since become friends! These experiences have been amazing for us, we have met alot of like-minded people!
In the summer, our little town offers an outdoor swimming pool, and golf course as well as some sight seeing. We are about 2 hours out of Edmonton (West Edmonton Mall) is a famous mall worldwide, home of the Edmonton Oilers and the Edmonton Eskimos... also Drumheller, AB is just 1 and a half hours away offers a great Dinasaur Museum that families will adore. Jasper and Banff are a must see if you come out to Alberta... also Grande Cache, AB. is a beautifully scenic little place. It's like being in Jasper without the tourist scene... lots of hiking, camping, fishing, and lakes. Alberta has a lot of fine sight seeing places... check out the Alberta tourism website for much more info.
It is a 35' 1968 Blue Bird bus body on a GMC pusher frame. We did most of the conversion ourselves. I installed a solar electric setup on it in 2014, and it has proven to be a stand-alone unit without the need for a back-up generator as long as it doesn't snow on the panels. These days it is powered by a 5.9 Turbo Cummins with an Alison 4 speed automatic. Not the fastest or most powerful, but it gets us where we want to be. We tow our car on a dolly to give us access to those small out of the way places and roads.
Love The Ride.
Blue Birds Forever
Could not have been better guest's
Welcome to return any time!
P &P are a fun loving couple that embrace life with a smile. They were nice people to talk with and have stay at our place. Their bus is also a smile magnet. It's unique, well designed and built. Thank you for visiting us, and hope to see you soon.
They both appreciated the beauty and the simplicity of the nature. They are very respectful and kind people. Have a safe trip back home and i hope seeing you in the spring...
Very friendly We didn't get much time to visit, but enjoyed the time we did have to chat and get a tour of the wonderful bus. Very respectful guests. Welcome anytime
We had a great time hosting and really enjoyed their company. Looking forward to seeing them again.
We were very happy to have PnP as our first boondockers since joining this site.
Communication was good, all went smoothly and we enjoyed a great evening together. Very welcome guests and wonderful conversation.
We are already looking forward to seeing you here in September and hopefully in the future when we wander out your way!
We thoroughly enjoyed hosting PnP. They kindly gave us a tour of their bus. Beautiful workmanship - it is amazing!
Delightful, respectful guests who we would love to host again
Excellent host and even went the extra miles to show us local attractions which was really fun and interesting.
Our stay at The Burg was awesome. Our hosts, P&P, we’re very welcoming and gracious, always going the extra mile. We had a fantastic time visiting and sharing stories during our visit. Highly recommend this host location if you’re in the area!!
The parking spot was clean and flat and the electricity was reliable. It was very quiet all night. We are so glad to have met these hosts, they were both welcoming and easily understood our position as new members. It was easy to find common interests to talk about and visit for an hour or two. Definitely recommend staying here.
Pnp are wonderful thoughtful hosts. We enjoyed our time with them. Looking forward to picking up where we left off. Definitely worth staying with them. Hope to meet up again.
Was welcomed on arriving, great recommendation on things to do.
Offered power and water.
Our boys were welcomed to use the garden to run around.
Very lovely, quiet town.
Had a fantastic evening with these lovely people, sharing lots of stories.
Definitely recommend P&P