I love road trips a d we have taken many but never in a camper. I always wanted one, he didn’t. But road trips in cars and staying in motels, later hotels were fine. If we ever get vaccinated we will road trip to Texas to see daughter and her family and a new found cousin.
You seen some beautiful country.Traveling around the country in a nice RV would be nice....IF a person did a lot of traveling. However, to go through the expense of buying and maintaining one of these...only to use it a few weeks a year...is hardly worth it....IMO. Even traveling a long distance by car is far more expensive than taking a flight...when you factor in meals, motels, gas, etc.
When I retired, we took a month long drive through lower Canada, and that was a wonderful trip, but it pretty well satisfied our "desire" to spend weeks on the road. Now, if we go to Denver or Las Vegas, we just book a "gotta get away" flight on SW Airlines, and we are there and back quickly for a fraction of the cost of spending days on the highway.
Boy, it's been so many years for me, Don, since I visited Edmonton.Yes, the weather was great....it was Summertime. If we were filthy rich, I'd have a Summer home in Edmonton, and Spend the Winters in Las Vegas.
Boy, it's been so many years for me, Don, since I visited Edmonton.
My guess is... 46-47 years. Things have changed so much I've been told, but what fun I had when we were there staying with an aunt one summer.
There's a running joke about the Canadian Military and it's fleet of submarines... they can all be found in the West Edmonton Mall! LOL!Yes, Edmonton is a really nice city. We spent a full day just exploring the West Edmonton Mall....largest shopping center in N. America....hundreds of stores, indoor water park, indoor roller coaster...that place is a "vacation" all by itself. Then, we went to Jasper Natl. park and spent hours on the Columbia ice field glacier. The mountains in W. Canada are spectacular, with their sheer huge rising cliffs, etc. Western Canada is a marvelous site with something new around every bend in the road.
Prior to retirement, I thought about fulltime snowbirding. I looked for land in Montana for summers and Arizona for winter. LV was too expensive (parking) $600 monthly versus $200 in AZ. My wife said she won't go , 'Please stop in when going through town for a visit, I will not travel the US in a motorhome with you and your road rage.'Yes, the weather was great....it was Summertime. If we were filthy rich, I'd have a Summer home in Edmonton, and Spend the Winters in Las Vegas.
Marg does make a good case for that kind of vehicle's drawbacks. Currently I have a Mercedes Sprinter van but I am planning to sell it and buy a Mercedes Sprinter car carrier like this:The fuel costs, maintenance, possibly overnight parking expenses, not to mention the inconvenience of not being able to just pull-in anywhere... I have mixed feelings over whether or not I would enjoy travelling like that.
Additionally, driving for 4 days straight to get to ones destination isn't for me.