Sébastien Cote and Caroline Bessette had a big life project: to go as a family for a year to discover Canada and the United States from top to bottom.
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“The urgency to travel, we felt it so much, explains the couple who had to postpone this great trip twice due to the pandemic. We had invested so much in the trailer, the truck and the accessories, and we had planned so much and couldn't wait to leave! After two years, we really needed it!”
Great fuel travelers with frequent and often long journeys, they were so anxious and needed to leave that they agreed to modify the duration and the itinerary of their dream trip in order to be able to leave as soon as it was safe to do so.
Because by postponing their journey twice, which was to last a year, Simon had time to grow up and start school. No more questions then for parents who found themselves with a big boy to make him miss a full school year.
A TRIO ON WHEELS
As soon as the restrictions on leisure travel were lifted, the trio hit the road to experience this revamped, but still essential trip.
In three months on the roads of Canada, they rode from Laval to Vancouver, in a high-end truck and trailer that can contain everything that can make family life more fun on the road like bikes and paddle boards. . As for their house in Laval, they have rented it while they are on the road.
LIFE IS SO FRAGILE
From the Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, the little family explains that they had to pursue this dream that they had been planning and saving for for six years.
"For us, at this time of the pandemic and with everything that is happening around the world that shows us that life is so fragile, there was no other option but to say to ourselves: we have to do it, we leave, we have to live there, now!”
All adequately vaccinated, having followed the health instructions and the rules to the letter before their departure and reassured by the measures put in place, they hit the road at the beginning of last May feeling completely at ease do it. "Anyway, we're in our bubble in our little house, so we feel safe," they continue.
To follow the little family – with a talented photographer dad – on the road, click on this link.