Ruth, with our friend Andrei at the Orheiul Vechi Historical Complex at Trebujeni, Moldova. Photo taken December 2, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

Where are they going next? Transnistria. The country that doesn't exist!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

No flying yet this year!

When we traveled in the motorhome with our dog Whiskey, we went several years without flying anywhere. It was just easier when you have the responsibilities of being a pet owner. But when Whiskey passed away in the fall of 2011 we began flying to different countries. As much as we love traveling in the motorhome, we also love visiting different countries and experiencing different cultures.

And we've done a lot of flying over the past 5 years!


Here's our fight map since the beginning of 2012...

Click on the map to make it full screen.

The white lines show our upcoming flights to Romania and Spain.

The most flights in one year was in 2014 when we were on 16 different airplanes!

But, we haven't been on a plane yet this year. We're going to change that soon though because our flight to Romania leaves in only 54 days.

We've heard lots of people say that "flying isn't fun anymore", but we still love it. We have no problem hanging around airports waiting for flights and people watching and seeing the planes come and go. And with regards to the safety and security aspect? Well, it's all part of traveling and we just take it in stride.

And then of course we're going to start off 2017 the right way. Because on January 1st, New Years Day, we will be on a plane to Spain to enjoy our portion of a two month motorhome exchange. We get to fly, and we get to RV. The best of both worlds!

Anyhow, gotta go. Busy day today as I'm going to tackle Sherman's exhaust manifold leak. Hopefully everything goes smoothly, but I'm expecting it's going to be an all day job!

Wish me luck!

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13 comments:

  1. I try to guess where your header picture is from before looking at the answer and am often right!

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    1. I do that as well and another lady, Rita who is a reader says she does too. It sometimes amazes me that we have been to so many different places.

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  2. what app did you use to set up the pins on your past travel?

    Good luck on the exhaust. I just don't have it in me any longer to work on my own stuff. I can make more money working then taking off to do repairs. But when I do break down and work on my own stuff I know it's done right and I feel like i really accomplished something.

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    1. I have a free account at www.flightdiary.net.

      I still enjoy doing my own work when I can do it at my own pace. No ambition to ever do it for a living though!

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  3. We don't enjoy flying anymore either, Suzie was a travel agent for years and did enough flying for a lifetime.
    You guys have too much fun though.

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    1. awesome, what are your and Suzie's top two modes of transportation now in order of importance (without using the consideration of a particular destination)?

      Dee
      Summerville, SC

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    2. I should have included, "modes of transportation for long distances."

      Dee

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    3. Dee, George and Suzie RV exclusively now. Canada in the summer and the southern USA in the winter.

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    4. Ruth, Yeah!! I think most all of us agree an RV is the greatest long distance mode of transportation, and our second pick is trains, especially when touring around in Europe.

      Dee

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  4. Yes, totally agree about the travelling with a pet. We RV with Jakey but at times we don't like to leave him long so have to find a place for dog sitting- after we go through many reviews and online checks- http://www.oneincomedollar.com

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    1. Yes, pets tie you down that's for sure. We took Whiskey, our dog just about everywhere that we went, if we went on a long hike, when she got older and couldn't come with us then we went to an RV park and paid for an electrical site so that we could use the AC if it was too hot for her. Luckily we never had to find a doggy sitting place. Life is now much easier but we also miss the companionship of having a dog.

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  5. Love your positive attitude! I'm sure it makes life and traveling more fun. And no one likes to listen to cranky travelers :)

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    1. We always look at things like going through the security process as part of the experience plus we know why they do it so it helps to make our trip safer. There are times though where we are left shaking our heads! ;-)

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