In 1979 Ron and I decided to 'pack our bags' and move out west....to Vancouver, B.C.
We were ready to see what all the fuss was about....life on the west coast of Canada.
We bought a van and transformed it into a camper, of sorts. We left Halifax in early July.
Our plan was to drive across Canada to Alberta where we were to pick up our friend, Stephen.
He had already left Halifax a month earlier and went to Texas to visit with his sister.
So we picked Stephen up in Edmonton (Ron's brother and family live here) and from there headed south to the US.
It was quite the adventure. Ron and I, being swimmers, swam across Canada and part of the States......from pool to pool! Good way to keep clean!
Neither of us had been to the west coast and it was our goal to run into the Pacific Ocean.....
as soon as we got near it!
When we got to the coast in Oregon, there it was, the Pacific Ocean! We jumped in!
And the next day we parked the van and headed down along it's beautiful coastline, by bicycle, into northern California. We were in heaven.
The photo below of Ron and me was taken by Stephen.......along the Oregon coast.
This was one of the makeshift abodes we made to stay overnight on the beach. It was a very exhilarating time for us.
I believe we got to Vancouver the second week of August....the adventure continued.