Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Rough Spots along the Road South

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We are still heading in the right direction there are just a few rising creeks and bumps along the road south. Like I mentioned before the medical profession has given their blessing now, so we have been dealing with the “travel insurance" professionals. As most folks know the United States has the most expensive medical system in the world and when we leave Canada we carry extra insurance to deal with this issue. Our Canadian system will pay up to and including the cost of any procedure in Alberta that you might require in the United States but anything over that amount is for your own account. Well my account is not large enough, so like most Canucks we buy the extra insurance.

While my docs have done a lot of investigating and fine tuning this last 6 months or so and it seems that some of those changes although they have me feeling better and my heart working better, from all reports, they have given the insurance vultures what they think is a good chance to pad their profits this year. My usual insurer wanted so much more money that it may have been cheaper for me to endow a wing on whatever hospital I might end up in. Thank the Lord for the capitalist system though, after a lot of calling around and checking the small print in various policies we managed to find one that wouldn’t take all of our fuel money to give us the right coverage.

Tomorrow we hope to get the rig all washed up so that we aren’t carrying any more dust and dirt than need be south with us. And seeing as how we are heading south first to Texas I know Mark from RVing with Poppa will have the state troopers out to make sure that no non-shiny outfits sneak in.

Thursday morning we are heading over to Vancouver Island to visit some good friends over there for a few days. They have a little B&B right along the Nanaimo River and it is a great place to visit anytime of the year. On the way home we are hoping to stop over at the Adams River and see the salmon run. This year is reported to be one of the biggest in recent history.

Our departure date has changed a little and we will probably leave the farm here down the road from Dogpound for a warm spot somewhere in our southern neighbours sunbelt on or about the 3rd of November.

And just in case that water keeps rising and our rig isn’t up to crossing that high water I have my eye on a different one for our journey south.

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  1. Now that rig will definitely handle a swollen creek! Who would really want that? I guess a lot of folks might.

    Glad you were able to get the necessary insurance binder you need to travel to our United States with the blood-sucking insurance companies here. Oops....I vowed never to talk about that issue again. :)

  2. I'd sure hate to be the one in the middle of the river! Does the water come up that fast?

    It's always good to have some alternate routes in mind. I've had to change my plans as I go a number of times. Have a great trip!

  3. Sure know what you mean by high insurance costs. We'll be getting into that again shortly. Even with good health so far it's sitll costs us in the neighborhood of $1,500.00 for 6 months. This part time RVing is sure a huge drain on the old bank account every year.....in more ways than one. Like soooooo many other Canadian Snow Birds our RV days will probably be over as soon as one of us has any kind of medical issue. The money sucking insurance company's greed would just skyrocket to insanity levels!!

  4. Holy cow! I think you'd have to carry a trampoline with you to bounce up to the doors on that last rig! :)

  5. You know Sherri and I have been working on our second million. We have not had a lot of time to read journals so we did not know you two were coming this way....Hey that is great news. We sure would like to see you when you get here. Let us know when you think you might arrive and we can make plans to get together