Podcast: Leslie

Before we even set off on this journey, Leslie Lentz, reached out to us to say that her VW bus shared the same name as our rescue dog and faithful canine companion, Jolene… But could we make it all the way to Ontario, Canada for the interview? We could when Leslie also agreed to beContinue reading “Podcast: Leslie”

Podcast: Gianfranco & Kim

We were staying in Wasaga Beach, Ontario, with a VW collector named Gianfranco Martinelli and his family when the weather took a turn and they invited us to stay in their spare room. We stayed with the Martinellis for a few days and became fast friends. We sat down with Gianfranco to ask him aboutContinue reading “Podcast: Gianfranco & Kim”

Podcast: Steve

We caught up with Steve Roberts, who owns the old army surplus store in Jasper, Ontario. It’s an old white cider block building that looks fairly nondescript from the outside. But once you step inside, you realize it is a sprawling, wild place. We followed Steve from room to room—sometimes hidden room to hidden room—inContinue reading “Podcast: Steve”

Melville White Church Art Gallery

One thing we have missed on the road has been access to art galleries. Traveling with Jolene has endless benefits… and a few drawbacks. And one of the drawbacks is a fine arts museum’s reluctance to release dogs around their one of a kind artworks. We had sort of resigned ourselves to the idea thatContinue reading “Melville White Church Art Gallery”

Wasaga Beach

Our stay in Wasaga Beach (the world’s longest freshwater beach, mind you) was fabulous. We were hosted by Gianfranco and Kim—the most lovely and hospitable people you’ll ever have the good fortune of meeting. They treated us to two Italian dinners at their home with wines to match. It was the perfect meal and companyContinue reading “Wasaga Beach”

Ontario and Quebec

It’s been a lot of driving and a lot of sightseeing and a lot of meeting people over the past week. We had a magical stay north of Gatineau with some new VW acquaintances, Brad and Susan. They shared their lake home (and their red wine) with us. The fall colors were amazing. Then weContinue reading “Ontario and Quebec”