My Country Peanut – The Count Down Continues

17 days to go…

Here is a mini update of what I’ve done this week:

My mom and I will be leaving Ontario Friday August 13th and arriving in Prince Edward Island on the 14th where I will spend 5-6 days with my family. After that I will head over to New Brunswick on my solo leg of the journey where I will stay with my Moncton Family for a few days before heading in to Nova Scotia.

From there I have booked myself into the Oakhill Pines Campground in Oakhill, Nova Scotia for 4 days in August. This will be my first official trailer park stay since I’ve purchased Peanut. From here my mom and my aunt will be coming in to Bridgewater Nova Scotia and staying in a hotel to celebrate their 65th birthdays sightseeing Lunenburg, Annapolis Royal, Halifax, Peggy’s Cove and other touristy areas with me.

I have applied for the East Coast passes in New Brunswick, PEI and Nova Scotia. For anyone unfamiliar with the Atlantic bubble when covid came about the Eastern Canadian Provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland) closed the provinces off to the rest of Canada and the world to keep the covid numbers lower. Those provinces are slowly opening up but to keep track of everyone coming in you are required to fill out applications to get permission to travel in. It was about a 25 minute process as you need to fill them out for each time you travel into each provinces so all in all I filled out 5 applications.

The progress continues in and outside of Peanut. I did some more caulking on the exterior of the trailer filling some small holes to make sure water doesn’t get in. She will have some paint touch ups done this coming weekend as well. I’ve also purchased 3 LED puck lights to add to the bathroom, kitchen and dining area for times I am not hooked up to electricity. Those will be installed this weekend. They have over 100 hour life span and run off of AA batteries.

On the inside I have been busy slowly moving items in. Dishes, food, bedding and bathroom necessities. I still have the fridge to load, kitchen utensils, electronics, clothing and other smalls (that I am still using daily) to move in the day before we take off.

As I take medication daily I wanted to condense all the bottles and purchased this little blue case that can hold multiple pills and in larger amounts:

I’ve created a road safety kit which includes: pylons, bungee cords, tire pressure gauge, tire pressure pump, first aid kit, flashlight, jumper cables, connector cable grease, tool kit and work gloves.

I’ve added storage everywhere that I can for clothing, shoes and dog items (leads, leashes, poop bags) that are light weight and won’t add much to the gross trailer weight.

Since I was a little worried the fridge would’t stay closed while traveling I’ve added a piece of heavy duty velcro to the fridge to keep it closed. I used a small scrap of fabric to cover the outside of the velcro to make it look a little nicer.

On the passenger side of the trailer the window was missing the latch and when you drive the window slides open which causes issues when you are pulling it. So I removed the latch from the kitchen window since it is a tight fit window and the rock guard covers it. Moved it over and now the window will stay closed.

I started writing this 4 days ago but it has been one heck of a busy week. This weekend I will do a test run and sleep in Peanut with the pups to see how everything goes. I will continue to keep you all up to date. Photos of the dry-run sleep over coming next week – let’s hope this goes well.

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