After we left Moab and the great adventures there we were once again on our way back to Ontario for a short time. Along the way we visited Rocky Mountains National Park just before the US government shut down and all the parks were closed. But this had been the last one on our list of parks we wanted to see and so we didn't miss anything, we just made it.
Rocky Mountains National Park is a great park with diverse landscapes, wildlife and a road going up high enough for us to have gotten into snow which was fun because we could see Princess experiencing the white stuff for the first time. We had expected her to go slow and lift her feet with each step but we were wrong. She got all excited and dove right into it, chasing snowballs we threw for her. She even laid down in the snow and didn't seem to mind the cold at all.
Then it was off to Ontario where we took care of some business and appointments. After only a week we were already heading south again on a cold and rainy day. And wouldn't you know it: only about two hours south of North Bay we blew another tire on our fifth wheel. And this of course on a stretch of highway with close to two inches of slush on the shoulders. Great! We managed to take the wheel off and had the spare ready but then our jacks didn't go high enough to mount the spare and we had to wait for roadside assistance anyways. By then we were wet to the bone and freezing of course. If we had realized that we would not be able to mount the spare, we would have let roadside assistance do all of the work and just waited for them in the warmth of the truck.
A couple of hours later we were on the road again and on our way to Smithville, Ontario, for three nights and then on to Bluffton, Ohio for eight more. André had to take care of an important appointment in Windsor on November the 5th and so we were stuck in Ohio until then. On the 6th we were finally able to get going for good and we arrived in Orange City, Florida on the 8th of November. This will be our home for a month before we head over to Crystal River to the same campground we spent the last winter at. We will then stay at Rock Crusher Canyon RV Park for three or maybe four months before heading back to Ontario come spring.
Our stay in Florida will mark the end of our traveling time and we will turn another page and start yet another chapter in our lifes after that. The idea right now is to try and find work during summers somewhere in Ontario and return to the South for the winters. Only time will tell if we will be able to do that.
So, our friends, this is it then. With the end of our traveling time also comes the end of this blog. It's been a lot of fun and we thank you all for coming along for the ride.
Take care, everyone.