North and on into Canada
29.09.2019 - 16.10.2019 70 °F
Dale and I were traveling in our RV so when we stopped at rest stops, we would park in the RV parking area. We have seen crazy things going on in rest stops; a woman with a small trailer who approached every trucker upon the trucker’s arrival, lots of people begging, that sort of thing. But we had a rude awakening when we realized that at 4 different rest stops people were living in their RVs.
The first was the 1st stop, Northbound, in Washington, when we parked next to a motorhome. When we pulled in, I noticed that the outside skin on the driver’s side was completely separated from the rear. I thought that was strange. When we sat down for lunch, we noticed that parts of the RV were on the ground and both commented that the RV would not be going anywhere soon. Then the apparent owners pulled up in a car and got out, the man appeared to be elderly and hunched over, the woman using a cane. Wow! They must be living in their RV.
We moved on to another pit stop and realized that another woman was living in a motorhome.
At the stop, just before the border, we parked for the night, by yet another motorhome. In the morning we noticed that it was a couple probably younger than us, but the motorhome appeared to be parked there permanently. A young woman arrived with a young man. They were talking loudly and we were packing up so we could hear everything. The young woman called the couple next to us mom and dad. She wanted to introduce them to her boyfriend. It was crazy! We had to think that at least all of these people had a place to stay instead of the sidewalk.
After all that we crossed the border without any trouble. As we have the Nexus passes, we got through immigration within minutes.
We went on to our campsite in North Vancouver. It’s a place we have camped before. Since we left lots of stuff back in the US we thought we’d better get resupplied.
The campground is within walking distance to a wonderful bookstore, Whole Foods, Roots, tea shops, Tesla Showroom, Home Depot, and a mall. We got some walking in and bought basics; food and more books, all of the important things.