Due to ongoing restrictions imposed by the symptoms of my workplace accident, I’ve taken a self-imposed disability retirement. Workers Compensation has no formula for dealing with Neuropathy, a condition where one’s nerves are screwed up and send incorrect signals to the brain. So without their financial support we elected to sell our home and buy a motor coach to travel and enjoy life while we still can. The pages to follow outline our adventures, lessons learned, and cool places to do and see on a shoestring budget.

So we packed up all out stuff into two shipping containers, being as we had no particular place to go, hence no where to take it. Naturally, before we even finish moving there IS somewhere to take it, making this brilliant plan much less brilliant - and in fact, somewhat cumbersome. So, on top of being nomadic Bus people, we also have a home in Norwich Ontario where all our stuff will be waiting for us during the SUMMER times. So winter with Gus, summer in Ontario, feeding the mosquitoes.

Our friends threw us a “getting rid of Ruth and Steve party”, and there are a number of photos which can never see the light of day, and some others which may one day appear HERE. (If you’re clicking uselessly, this is not the day yet.) They even took up a collection for gas money (photo below)  to get us gone faster. Thanks to Alison and Paul, Gayle and Howard, and every one of our SSI friends :)

So we leave our stuff stored and head to Port Coquitlam to help out Bro-in-law Jeff with his two youngest kids while his wife is at RCMP depot in Regina. And doesn’t it go ahead and snow? (Photo above).

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Part One - The Decision Process

Part Two - Going Away isn’t all that easy

Part Three - Das Gus Glob (Blog)

Naturally, when you have a monstrous bus-like motor-coach, you want secondary transportation!

Mo, the xxtorcycle therefore climbs on the back, making us a nimble 42 feet long!

So long as Gus is on a level, I can let the air out of the suspension, and even jack up the front with the levelling system, making loading the GS a one man operation.