We are now less than 2 weeks away from hitting the road again and heading West to begin our next 8 month journey. Our last route took us on a clockwise loop of the coasts of Canada and the US. This time we are heading to the West side of Canada first and will then continue to travel the coasts counter clockwise.
As usual, right now we are super busy; rental properties, RV upgrades, weddings, training, preparing for our next trip, and visiting some rural breweries and wineries as part of a potential business venture. All of this on top of the remote work we do online.
The surgery I had last month for a hernia I sustained while training went fantastic. I was up and walking around the same day after the surgery! That’s about all I was able to do though. I actually had to shuffle around like an elderly man for a few days. Four weeks of recovery was the Dr.s recommendation to take before training again. I followed his advice and am thankful to say I’m back to training 100% with no issues. Not having to worry about a potential emergency surgery situation while training feels great.
I’ve been spending as much time as possible at my gym Gracie Barra in London ON, since I’m only in Canada for a few months every year. Training has been great and we had one of our bi annual grading ceremonies where I obtained the third stripe on my purple belt. I’m so thankful for my training partners and already miss them.
Aside from training and working, I’ve been spending time on some upgrades and maintenance to a couple rental properties we own as well as making some upgrades to our RV. We added another battery to our solar system setup to ensure we always have more than enough power and won’t have to monitor our consumption as attentively as our prior trip. A few more things to take care of and we will be ready to go. Our main concern at the moment is how safe the drive down the West coast will be in November. We prefer to not drive through mountains on snowy roads in a 4500kg RV but as we know, you can’t predict what the road will bring.