|Big White at Robert's Lake Rest Area|
“This is it!” Frank says. “Our new lifestyle begins today.”
We clink our coffee cups to commemorate the day.
|Moving out of the apartment|
|Stuff in storage|
This morning includes firing up the propane heater, flipping up and securing the murphy bed, percolating coffee, and fixing a dry cereal, toast and fruit breakfast.
We’re in the honeymoon stage of our undertaking. Our daily morning ritual, so far, still consists of a hug and a kiss and gentle pleasantries. Watching the morning news on our large television screen is no longer an option; it and most of our stuff has either been sent to the auction, sold directly or passed along to family and friends. And, now, at this isolated location on Highway 19A, north of Campbell River, we are listening to CBC on our crank radio.
|Picnic table at Robert's Lake Rest Area|
|Workman keeps the rest spot clean|
“Life on the road, Honey, until we can’t do it anymore. What a great idea this was,” he says.
“Yes, it’s great,” I say.
Frank returns to Big White with our drained cups while I roam about taking photographs of our pleasant surroundings. Up the road from here, we drop in to visit a friend in Woss, and then mosey on to Port Hardy to visit family. We happily claim the freedom.
Tip No. 1: Get organized by charting how your time on the road should look and feel.