Kevin, out for a hike in the beautiful country of Lesotho, Africa. Photo taken February 13, 2014.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Osgoode, Ontario, Canada. Just south of Ottawa.

And where are they going next? We leave November 1st for a six week trip to Romania and Moldova.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Hogar Infintil Orphanage (day 3)

Friday February 6…10:00pm

The excitement of this morning was when another RV’ing couple was leaving.

They are towing one of those trailers that supports the front wheels of a car, while the rear wheels of the car trail behind. It had twisted a bit when leaving the grounds here, and the tongue had actually come off the hitch so that it was being dragged by the safety chains. Not a big deal, but when they pulled over to the side of the road to inspect the problem, they locked the keys inside their motorhome with the engine running!

Ruth told them I still keep a “slim-jim” from my old days in the auto body business. So I went down there to open their van for them. Turned out I couldn’t do it that way, but we did manage to get a side window open, and I crawled in that way. Then, they found they couldn’t get their motorhome out of park. That turned out to be a fuse for the brake lights, which had blown when a wire got stretched when the tow vehicle came partially unhitched. Anyway, we got all these problems fixed up and they were on their way.

Later in the afternoon, we took Whiskey for a short walk up a hill behind the grounds here. On the way back down, Ruth spotted a snake right beside the path. Whiskey had already passed by it, and Ruth and I made a wide detour around it. It was red with black stripes and only about 18 inches long, although it was hard to tell because it was curled up. We went right back to check the internet, and found out that it was what they call a false coral snake. Very similar to a coral snake, but non poisonous. We didn’t have a camera with us at the time, but I ran back up there to take a picture, and it had disappeared.

The grounds a the orphanage facing the hills where we hope to go for a walk tomorrow

The goats were taking themselves for a walk. Notice Sherman parked up in his spot

Two of the boys here at the orphanage noticed me sitting in Sherman on the computer, and we invited them in. Jose Angel is 11, and his brother Orbi is 12. They quickly showed me that they knew how to play games on the internet! They are going to take us on a path walking up into the hills tomorrow.

Orbi (left) and Jose Angel (right), brothers who will be taking us for a hike tomorrow

We had our friends Glen and Steve over to play euchre this evening.

Total nights sleeping in a motorhome…471

February Fuel $ 0 CAN

February Grocery $ 51.81 CAN

February Overnight costs $ 20.00 CAN

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