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Custer Buffalo Roundup

Camping season ended last autumn with a trip to the Dakotas.  Over a 3,000-mile month, we visited Devil’s Tower, Teddy Roosevelt and Badlands National Parks and ended with a two-week stay at Custer State Park where we caught its annual buffalo roundup.  A-frame trailer

Come winter, rotator cuff surgery ended my ski season before it even started.  While Dianne slid slopes, I got to wander around base areas drinking beer and shooting photographs.

This spring, we took our trailer south to Texas where an a-frame trailer guru put on a four-day tech seminar.  We learned about all the things we’ve done wrong on our trailer and came back with a list of things to buy, build, replace or repair before our next big endeavor.



Canadian flagBeginning June 21st, Dianne and I will begin a three-month camping escapade across Canada in our tiny, a-frame trailer.  We’ll be spending 102 days on the road, bunking in an 84-square-foot trailer and since we don’t have a bathroom onboard, using nothing but public restrooms (called washrooms up there).  Should be interesting.Beer taps

Our route will take us north to Lake Louise.  After five nights there, we'll begin our long slog across the largest country on the continent. We hope to learn more about our neighbor to the north and search for an answer to that perplexing question of just why are Canadians so gosh darn friendly and polite.

While we will hit a few cities along the way, most nights will be spent in national and provincial park campgrounds.  We already have prepaid reservations at most for specific nights at specific campsites.  We can only hope no breakdowns interfere with the schedule.

The journey will reach its easternmost point on Newfoundland.  From there it will be back through Nova Scotia and New Brunswick to Maine followed by a long slog back home.

You can read tales from our trek across Canada and learn more about a-frame camping by clicking on our new A-frame Traveler site.



Look for images from our Canadian caper and eslewhere to appear on my Alamy stock photo site.