Due to little reception/service and not caring to be on my phone too much, these blog posts don’t seem to be happening as much as I had originally planned. I think that sort of thing just happens when you travel but also try to keep friends and family up-to-date. regardless, here is an update now!
We left Vancouver on Monday at around 2 PM in the afternoon, a little later than initially anticipated. We hit the road, a familiar one going through Whistler and Pemberton, and began going north! Joe’s best friend, Max, told us about Cottonwood recreation site, just south of Lilloot, so we stopped there for night one. It had about 12 or so camping spots and we found a perfect one right by the river. There were only a couple of other groups there so it was lovely and quiet. The sounds of the river quickly lulled us to sleep.
Night one on our road trip we stopped at Cottonwood rec site a bit before Lillooet. This came reccomended from Max and we were very happy spending night one listening to the sounds of the river in full tanquilty.
Passing through Lillooet now and on to… who knows! BC is our oyster!
Updates will come as get service/reception. Apologies for typeos and what not, not a priority to me.
We are almost ready to go!
Joe has been putting in continual late nights and weekend days working on this bad Sally and it looks awesome! Pictures to come of exactly what he’s done.
After some finishing touches and a big grocery shop today, we should be ready to head out tomorrow morning!
I suppose by default, I will be taking on the role of navigator during our trip. This worries me for several reasons:
- I don’t have the best eyesight.
- I seem to confuse my lefts and rights in times of panic…yes I’m 29 and no not just in times of panic.
- Without seeing downtown and the North Shore mountains, I have no clue where I am.
- Last time I used a legit compass (properly), I was in Brownies.
I can only imagine this is foreshadowing for stories to come..
As some may know, throughout the summer Joe and I have been planning and organizing for our BC and beyond road trip. We plan to take 2 – 3 weeks and simply explore beautiful British Columbia and more.
We are taking Joe’s 2nd generation Dodge ram – affectionately named Sally – and he is pretty excited to stretch her legs…err wheels… on the backroads of BC. Sally has had a bit of a makeover and now has an air compressor, mini fridge, extra batteries, sleeping platform, fancy lights, storage, among other things! I am one proud, and lucky, girlfriend with all the hard and professional work he has put into this.
We are both super excited to get on the road and of course are always looking for recommendations for things to do, see and eat along the way. I hope to keep this updated with our adventure happenings so do check back/follow.
We will use the hashtag #GoingNorth2016, for those who are hashtag savvy.