We travel through North America

NOT YET CONNECTED!!

In the early Spring of 1997 we (Lenore and Ralph) set off on a road trip "around North America" which was planed to be a circular journey that would include the west coast of the US, a coast to coast trip across Canada, the east coat of the US and into Mexico. Well, of course we didn't manage to get quite as far as they'd hoped, but it was still quite an adventure and in the end a tantalisingly brief and incomplete introduction to that immense continent that left us wanting to explore much more. One day we will!

Our transport was a Chevvy panel van which had a couple of extra windows and was fitted with interior shelves and cupboards. We travelled heavy! We took masses of camping equipment, lots of books, our cameras and a lot of technology, because we'd decided to publish our journey on the web as we travelled. In those days before everything became pocket-sized, we had to take two Mac laptops, a CD burner, a scanner and loads of cables. You can see the disassembled contents here!

For the first leg of the journey we were accompanied by Erica, who left us after a few weeks to commence a brave solo bicycle adventure through the US.

The easiest way to tackle the journey is to divide it into states and provinces:

Washington
The journey begins with a malfunctioning van!
Nevada
From snow to the lights of Vegas
Arizona
Warm at last!
California
Deserts
Oregon
We fall in love with the dunes
British Columbia
Home, and a set-back
Alberta
Dinosaurs
Saskatchewan
Lenore and a place called Ralph
Manitoba
Lenore
Ontario
Mosquitoes
Quebec
We fail at French
Prince Edward Island
We visit the seawed museum
Newfoundland
Sea loughs and moose
Nova Scotia
Fun at Fundy
Maine, Michigan and points west!
Another Ralph