The Arno River in Pisa, Italy. Photo taken March 24, 2017.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Pieve di Zignago, Italy.

Where are they going next? Sala Madelli, Italy. Arrive March 25th.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Los Barriles (day 4)

Thursday January 31...11:00pm

End of the month, and in adding up our expenses, we find that this has easily been our cheapest month yet. Including miscellaneous expenses such as entertainment, meals out, propane, booze, laundry, etc, we spent a total of $898 to live for the month.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Los Barriles (day 3)

Wednesday January 30...11:15pm

The wind dies down at night, but it sure picks up during the day. Temperature was down to 12 at night, and 24 during the day. Very comfortable. We watched the kite boarders again this morning. It sure does look like fun. We've decided it would be like a kind of a combination of water skiing and snow boarding. We think Lindsey would be very good at it.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Los Barriles (day 2)

Tuesday January 29...10:15pm

Had Steve, Glen, Malcolm, and Claire over for a pancake breakfast this morning. Malcolm and Claire had never tried real maple syrup before, so this was a good treat for them. It was fun having 6 people in the motorhome for a meal.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Los Barriles

Monday January, 28...9:00pm

Up fairly early this morning...around 7am because we are trying to get on the road fairly early. Still had to flush and drain the tanks and fill the fresh water. Got on the road around 9:30am. The only thing we needed to get was drinking water.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Cabo San Lucas (day 4)

Sunday January 27...11:00pm

The plan today was to drop off Malcolm, Claire, Ruth, and Whiskey near the dock for the whale watching trip around 8:15am, then drive back and drop off Steve and Glen. After that, I would drop off the car rental back at the hotel we rented it from, and then make my own way back to the marina in time for our 9am boat trip.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Cabo San Lucas area

Saturday January 26...10:15pm

Malcolm and Claire would like to go whale watching with Ruth and I, so we made arrangements to head to the wharf area of Cabo San Lucas early to see what we could book for tomorrow.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Cabo San Lucas (day 2)

Friday January 25...11:30pm

Busy day today. Glen and Steve met a fellow Brit and his wife at our campground. Graham and Dee were really nice, and offered to give us a ride to the car rental place.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Cabo San Lucas

Thursday January 24...10:30pm

On the road this monring at about 8am. Did the 45 minute drive to Cabo San Lucas and found the Vagabundo's RV park just on the other side of town.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Los Cerritos Beach (day 8)

Tuesday January 22...10:30pm

Went for a nice walk this morning along the dirt paths in between where we are parked and the main highway. We had planned on going for a bike ride along these same paths to the nearby village this afternoon, but when we were ready to do so, I found that both tires on Ruth's bike were flat!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Los Cerritos Beach (day 7)

Monday January 21...10:30pm

Quiet day today. Went for a walk along the beach. Saw some tracks from one of those big sea turtles where it came up on shore and laid it's eggs.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

4x4 fun

Sunday January 20...10:00pm

Got up at 7am and had a quick breakfast. Ruth made us some sandwiches for lunch while I took Whiskey for a walk.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Los Cerritos Beach (day 5)

Saturday January 19...8:45pm

Took Glen and Steve on the hike over to see the dead "thing" down the coast. Met some other people there who said that a grey whale had washed up on the beach a couple of weeks ago and some locals had carved it up a

Friday, January 18, 2008

Los Cerritos Beach (day 4...but different scenery)

Friday January 18...10:50pm

We needed some more milk and fruit juice and a couple of other things so we decided it was a good time to move from the beach club parking lot and rejoin our friends Glen and Steve where they have been parked with a bunch of other RV'ers further down the beach.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Los Cerritos Beach (day 3)

Thursday January 17...9:50pm

Took Whiskey for a long walk along the coast going north from where we are parked. There was a dirt road leading to where they are starting to develop some of the properties and so we walked using that to get to some of the

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Los Cerritos Beach (day 2)

Wednesday January 16...10:00pm

Had fun watching the surfers today. This beach has been a surfers beach for years and there was an old government RV park built here in the '70's. But the RV park was in a bad state of repair and it was sold to developers last

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Been on the road for three months!

Tuesday January 15... 10:20pm

Three months on the road! It feels like a lot longer than 3 months since we left Ottawa!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Tecolote Beach (day 4)

Monday January 14...10:15pm

A bit of a cloudy day today, so Ruth and I went for a bike ride up along the coast. We were trying to get to the next major beach called El Coyote, but we don't think we made it quite that far. The road going out there kind of turned

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Tecolote Beach (day 3)

Sunday January 13...11:00pm

Didn't have a great sleep. There were two dogs barking at about 5am and they kept going for about an hour.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Tecolote Beach (day 2)

Saturday January 12...11:00pm

Had a good sleep and woke up listening to the waves crash up on the beach. We're parked about 30 metres from the shoreline and have a beautiful view of the bay out our window. We can watch the different ferry boats coming into La Paz.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Tecolote Beach

Friday January 11...10:40pm

Said goodbye to Phillip and Patricia at around 9:30am. We drove about 3 hours to La Paz. Very boring scenery most of the way...flat, with the odd bit of brush and cactus. Twice, we saw where a truck had rolled over going

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Still at Phillip and Patricia's

Thursday January 10...10:15pm

Walked around the little village this morning. Glen had some educational math games she wanted to donated to the village school, so we stopped in there. Phillip introduced us to the teacher. He teaches about 24 children

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Phillip and Pat's place

Wednesday January 9...10:00pm

Woke up this morning to find that I had left the outside light on all last night. Stupid! So the batteries had pretty much drained what power we had put into them with the driving the day before. But we think we're learning that if you

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Crooked cops!

Tuesday January 8...10:00pm

We were on the road about 8:45am this morning. We figured it was at least a 2 hour drive to Ciudad Constitution, maybe a bit more. Considering that we rarely drive any faster than 80 km/h, our average speed when you take into account the slow uphill grades is quite a bit closer to 70 km/h.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Last day at Juncalito...

Monday January 7...9:50pm

The pelicans wake us up in the morning as the sun rises about 7:15am. We're parked pretty close to the water, and as it gets light out, the pelicans can start to see the schools of small fish close to the beach. They feed on

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Still at Juncalito

Sunday January 6...9:50pm

Yet another nice day. About 25 and sunny.

Ruth and I are at the point of running our generator for an hour in the morning to recharge the laptop and the house batteries. Glen and Steve have a solar panel that does a good job of keeping their one house battery

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Coasting along...

Saturday January 5 ...9:30pm

Hottest day yet. Temperature about 28 and sunny with no wind.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Juncalito Beach (day 3)

Friday January 4...9:35pm

Another great day. It started off a little cloudy, but by noon it was sunny and warm.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Juncalito Beach (day 2)

Thursday January 3...9:30pm

What a beautiful day today! The wind has pretty much disappeared, and the temperature was about 26 today. Probably our best day yet. Even had our awnings out for some shade for the first time.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Juncalito Beach

Wednesday January 2...11:30pm

Got up early this morning and hit the road. Nobody had come to collect the rent, so we decided to leave while we could. We see this happening regularly with other RV's...they arrive late and leave early so that they don't have to

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Keys

Tuesday January 1...10:15pm

Whiskey let us sleep in a bit this morning...didn't get up until almost 8:00am. We had drinks last night with Jack and Margaret from New Mexico. They're the people with the satellite internet, and they had said we could log into