About us

Welcome to our Website. My name is Tom, my wife is Cathy, and we live in the British Columbia lower mainland, about an hours drive from Vancouver.  We are both retired, and this will be our 4th year travelling to Yuma, Arizona for the winter.

Our Rig, is a Citation Supreme, 5th Wheel trailer, pulled by a GMC Duramax diesel pick-up.

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This will be our home-away-from home for 3 months over next winter. We will be Blogging during our trip south, during our stay in Yuma, and again during our trip back to Canada. I hope you will find the Blog entertaining and worth the read, and I hope you find something useful in the information Cathy & I will provide here. Please have a look around and leave a comment as you leave.

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16 thoughts on “About us

  1. Hi Tom and Cathy – Wishing you a safe journey to Yuma and will look forward to hearing your progress along the highways. Merry Christmas, Myrna and Fred

  2. Hello: I stumbled upon your blog when searching driving routes from BC to Yuma. We are about to embark on our first trip down this year and am wondering if you could email me as I have some questions! Thanks

    1. Hi Charlene, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. We have sent you an email and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
      Thanks

  3. Hi Tom & Cathy,
    It was nice to stumble across your website! We live in the Fraser valley as well. My wife and I will be attempting our first rv trip south this fall. Being our first trip south we are planning to spend a week or so in Palm desert, then the same in Yuma, Mesa and Tuson, then head back home. Hopefully find a place we like best for the future.
    If you have time would you suggest a route from say Aldergrove to Palm Desert?
    We are planning on leaving home Sept 11, coming home end of Oct. We are travelling in a Jayco Seneca 35′ class C motor home . Maybe we’ll meet up somewhere sometime.

    Dan & Connie

    1. Hi Dan & Connie, thanks for stopping by. We have sent you a private email with the requested information. Good luck on your adventure.

  4. Hey Folks,

    Came across your log today, and since you are from the west coast as well (We are in Parksville) AND because we are planning on getting into this lifestyle I thought you could give us with some great practical tips about travelling to Yuma, Vegas, Phoenix and possibly San Diego, if you would be so kind! We are thinking of taking an exploratory trip down there next month (without the RV we have yet to buy). Places to see/stay /stops/cheap or amazing eats – we realize you are in an RV, which will come next time f or us — just anything you think would be helpful would be appreciated. Our email is wicksdj@shaw.ca C- 250-667-7446 Thanks!

    1. Hi there, so nice to get you comment. I have sent you a private email with some of the info you requested.
      Good Luck with your upcoming trip and RV purchase.

  5. Just came across your blog while looking for deals at 7 Feathers, I also got the good rate on the way down. Did you get it on the way north?

  6. Looking 4 alternative routes from Vancouver lower mainland to Yuma Arizona. We have done the i-5 and want to avoid the multi-lane big trucks.
    Some people are suggesting go over to twin falls, Idaho and then straight down through Las Vegas. Any suggestions about that? If you put any answers on this website discussion, others could see the current suggestions too.

    1. I’m sorry, Alan, I don’t have any other routes to recommend as we have only done the I-5 route. We have friends who took Hwy 99 in California but it had just as many big trucks as the interstate. I know some folks head over to Pendleton Oregon, from the coast, and then south. The most commonly used route I believe is over to Twin Falls then south. Sorry I wasn’t much help. Good luck with your pick and safe travels.

    2. We took this route last year, both down and back, and it’s a much more relaxing drive. It’s still interstate until Twin Falls, but after that, the roads change and the divided highway ends (except near Vegas, of course).

      Overall we found there was less traffic and it was far more scenic. We didn’t find there was much difference in the overall driving time either. And you can avoid the high gas prices in California. We did an overnight in Vegas and spent a pleasant evening in downtown Vegas, which was a lot of fun. It’s a little more mountainous than the I5 route, in that there are more areas of higher elevation, but nothing compared to driving in BC. And nothing worse than the Squalamie Pass (sp?) on the Oregon/CA border.

      After Twin Falls, we took the 93 went down to Jack Pot, Wells and then Ely, NV and on to Vegas. From Vegas we took the 95 down to Yuma.

      If you decide to take this route, be sure to stop in Twin Falls and check out the gorge and river . There is a big visitor information centre right there with lots of parking (and shopping) around. It’s windy as hell in Twin Falls, ‘tho, so dress accordingly. In fact, this route was much colder than going down the I5 and we didn’t really switch to shorts until south of Vegas! LOL

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