Archive for the road trip category

July 31, 2017

On my bucket list: a road trip across Canada. From coast to coast. In a VW van.

I’ll be 67 on August 16. YESSS. And up to now, I haven’t travelled much in my life… But it ain’t over yet.

Bucket list. Dream. Road Trip. Canada. VW van. Law of attraction. Drawing. Cartoon. Self portrait. MUDD LAVOIE

One of my dreams has always been to visit Canada from coast to coast. I’ve never been further West than Kingston, Ontario, or further East than Paquetville, New Brunswick. Heck, I live in the province of Québec and I haven’t seen more than 10 percent of its territory.

So yeah, I’m visualizing myself on The Big Canadian Road Trip.
Riding in a VW van — of course.

One day…
Oh yeah.

June 15, 2013

Saturday Night in La Conception

Posted in family, road trip

Listening to ROCK 101, Vancouver’s Classic Rock radio. Now playing: One of These Nights, The Eagles.

Sitting at my son’s kitchen table in La Conception drinking pink grapefruit juice and eating pretzel sticks. Now playing: Shake it Up, The Cars.

Drawing a birthday card for my grandson who turned 7 yesterday but the party’s tomorrow at my other son’s house in Boucherville. Now playing: Is This Love, Bob Marley.


June 9, 2013

from cramped to cramped with boxes

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This should be fun: with 21 days left before I move back to the city, my already cramped one-room flat is now decorated with empty boxes. As the blue boxes are filled and stacked, it’ll probably feel like I’m living in Legoland.


FLASH NEWS: As soon as I pressed the button to publish this morning’s post — U-HAUL, we have a problem —, my son was on the phone with his friend / work partner who offered to lend us a trailer. Life is beautiful. Never say die. Keep smiling. Everything works out in the end.

June 9, 2013

U-HAUL, we have a problem

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So my son said we wouldn’t have a problem renting a trailer in Tremblant for my big move back to the city on July 1. After all, he said, Tremblant isn’t like Montréal.

So yesterday he phones U-Haul and guess what? There’s not ONE trailer left for rent on July 1 in the WHOLE PROVINCE OF QUÉBEC.

I’m still laughing…