Van Life – Day 3

‚ÄčApril 22, 2019

Advantage to living in a van: Different scenery every morning.

Disadvantage to living in a van: Litterbox stink bombs seem much more potent.

Rainy day in Hope, BC

I find my waking hours have shifted a little bit. We go to bed earlier and we are up earlier in the morning – 4am this morning. I hear robins starting to sing outside.

I had the best sleep yet last night. I paid 30 bucks for a small tent site in Hope and had a really great hot shower. I tidied up the back of the van a little bit and made the bed up. Added an extra blanket, and crashed. It was so delicious and I was toasty warm all night.

And what’s better than waking up to being sandwiched between two heat-seeking kittens? I think we all kept each other warm.

Today we are going to drive part way to Calgary, but we will take our time.

Moody morning with Mystery in Hope, BC

I meant to start the cats on their leashes today but it was cold and rainy and I thought I would just put some miles behind us. I know Moonlight is really interested in going outside; Mystery doesn’t seem quite as much so but I’m sure she’ll enjoy it.

Later: We landed in Revelstoke this afternoon. I picked up a little bit of food and fed the kittens, then I did a Google search for places we could boondock. Turns out Revelstoke is very motorhome friendly and there is a large rest area just on the northwest side of the bridge. There are transport trucks and motorhomes and vans all parked here. There are even a couple of little outhouses, so I don’t have to worry about peeing in a bucket tonight!

It’s the little things…

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About Dawn-Ann

A home-grown British Columbian, I currently live a mobile life, mainly between Nanaimo and Calgary. Nature lover, thinker, CE-5'er and far-seer. Devoted gramma to adorable twin grandchildren. My life just keeps getting richer and better all the time!
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2 Responses to Van Life – Day 3

  1. Janina Martin says:

    Hello! I found your blog through Cheap RV Living here:

    How are you doing with the kitties on the road? I have 3 cats and plan to travel/live in my minivan next spring/summer (2021). I live in a suburb of Denver in an expensive, not-that-great apartment and am ready to hit the road. I’m enjoying your blog, I hope you post more!

  2. Dawn-Ann Dawn-Ann says:

    Hi Janina! Nice to hear from you. We were on the road for about five months and then stayed in a garage for another couple of months. It was fun and quite the learning experience. We have travelled a little together since then but we are now in a sticks and bricks home.

    Thanks for the kind words on my blog! I have been thinking I should get back to it again. Enjoy your travels with your cats. It can be done and my cats seemed to actually enjoy it (aside from some crying when we first set out). :)

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