Join us as we travel North America in our Holiday Rambler Vacationer, since August. 2006
Well this morning the sun was bright and early to melt the frost off the ground and heat up the air for the rest of the day. With frost overnight it did get to about 16c (64F), comfortable in the sun. Not as warm as we would like , but then we got spoiled this past winter. Just enjoying the farm parked beside the driving shed, cows mooing, fresh air (manure), family, friends and of course Omer (the dog).
our parking spot
Like I said its nice to be back in Ontario, and we are proud Canadians, but we have to get back on our budget here. Here is an example of a few items and the price differences between Canada , USA and Mexico. Now these prices are approximate and have been adjusted to to Canadian funds at 5% exchange rate, but you get the idea.
One big difference is fuel, we have a 270 litre tank and fuel is 34 cents liter cheaper in Mexico is $91.80 more to fill our tank in Ontario. Beer, whiskey and wine about double the prices in Canada, (of course if you don't drink no problem). So for a quick summary we drove 14,000 kilometers last winter, we saved at least 24 cents a liter on fuel at 33 liters per 100 kms we saved $1,108.00 on fuel, not counting other savings, just so we could suffer and sit on the beach in Mexico. And explore new places.
Now with taxes going up again this summer prices will increase. But we choose to call Canada our home and we also have one of the highest standards of living in the world and an excellent health care system. So we will continue to explore this beautiful country of ours but just drive less and explore in the warm summer months.
In the morning I took a drive to Waterloo to have hearing aides repaired again!!! They were returned to factory and hopefully back soon. I went and had a nice visit with my mother for the rest of the morning, then back to the farm. Here I put new plastic covered chains on the swing set in the yard, to make it safer for our grandchildren to play on. And even a few adults, like Suzie and Sandy.
Sandy, Omer and Suzie
Then we had a nice supper of hot beef sandwich, with potatoes, veggies and salad, then a quick drive to Plattsville to check Stacey and Marks' (Sandy's Daughter), new to them home, very nice!
Notice the controls for this New Map on the left side, you can zoom into different areas of the map and see where we are or have been.
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