I think I may have found a way to get into bike touring. The concept is called “credit card touring.” This is a lazy and lightweight way to do some miles on your bicycle. You don’t carry much more than a “credit card” when you tour.
If you are 62 or older, for a lifetime fee of $10 you can get a pass for free entrance to all national parks and federal lands. You can also get 50% off camping fees.
After being home most of the summer, we overcompensated by taking an unresearched driving trip through the Gaspe Peninsula of Quebec. We circumnavigated the Peninsula on Route 132, stopping at lighthouses, historical monuments and scenic views. The Long Drive You may wonder why we decided to drive from Georgia all the way up to easternmost Quebec. It was basically an unplanned trip. The first part of the summer was taken up with a family member’s doctor’s appointments and ongoing medical care. We had a family reunion right in the middle of the summer, and we needed to be back
We took a two-day detour through New Brunswick on our way to Quebec. We were enchanted by her beautiful and uncrowded coasts, but we were especially impressed to see the vast deposits of peat. So here’s where peat moss comes from!
On our way to and from Canada, we abandoned I-81 to drive much of the length of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the adjoining Skyline Drive. It added several days to an already long trip, but it was worth it. These two drives are destinations themselves.
We just put 5000 miles on my new car by driving from middle Georgia to the end of the Gaspe peninsula in Quebec and back. We liked the Gaspe but were also enjoyed New Brunswick and the Blue Ridge and Skyline Parkway drives.
We are taking off for an ambitious road trip to Quebec from our home in Georgia. We’ve bought a new vehicle and have outfitted it to do some comfortable tent camping. This will be our first major camping trip in many years.