Out for a walk beside the Ottawa River in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada!
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Heading to Nova Scotia around August 1st.

Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year

Monday December 31...12:00pm

Went for a long walk this morning along the shoreline following an old path that we were told used to be the road through here before they built the main highway in 1973. We were gone about 3 hours, and I'm guessing we walked about 7 km's. It's still really windy on this part of the coast.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

A new beach

Sunday December 30...11:00pm

We decided we were due for a change of scenery today. We've already got reservations at the restaurant a few beaches over for New Years Eve (I think they charge $9 each!) so we decided to head over there a day early to

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Somebody stole my shoes...

Saturday December 29...10:30pm

I've been leaving my shoes and sandals outside the front door to help with keeping the sand out of the motorhome. This morning, as I go outside for the first time, my shoes have disappeared! Somebody took them. These were

Friday, December 28, 2007

A typical day...

Friday December 28...9:45pm

We didn't do anything special today, so we thought we'd give you an idea of what a typical day is like around here.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

On the beach (day 7)

Thursday December 27...9:15pm

We've been doing a little bit of route planning today. We still want to continue south to Cabo San Lucas, the very southern tip of the Baja Peninsula. But that means doing another 1,000 km's (600 miles) of driving before getting on

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

On the beach (day 6)...Climbing a hill

Wednesday December 26...9:45pm

Since we arrived at this spot, we had wanted to climb the biggest hill in the area, which happens to overlook the bay. By the time we set off, it was already 10:30am. There wasn't much of a trail, so to speak, but you could

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

Tuesday December 25...9:15pm

Waking up on Christmas morning to the sound of waves breaking on the beach outside your doorstep is definitely a good thing! Not a cloud in the sky again this morning.

Monday, December 24, 2007

On the beach (day 4)

Monday December 24...10:00pm

Today was probably the nicest day we've had so far. There was no wind this morning, and by mid day the temperature had reached around 25 and it was sunny. Ruth did her "christmas exchange" haircut this morning, and around

Sunday, December 23, 2007

On the beach (day 3)

Sunday December 23...9:45pm

Sure enough, they never came to collect the camping fee for yesterday...and they haven't come today either. We're hearing that the guy doesn't always stop in to collect the fee...and so we're hoping that $6 a night may actually end up being maybe $24 for the week...I guess we'll see. This is Mexico. Things are pretty laid back here.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

On the beach (day 2)

Saturday December 22...11:00pm

Whiskey got us up just in time to watch the sun rise this morning at around 7:05am. It was really pretty. Not a cloud in the sky the whole day, but there was a really strong wind that made it not as nice. I'm sure we won't get any

Friday, December 21, 2007

On the beach

Friday December 21...10:30pm

We ended up having to pay $8 to stay over last night...definitely not worth it, but we had already stayed, so would have had a hard time arguing this morning. Paid it...and we're on our way.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

San Lucas

Thursday December 20...10:00pm

Didn't sleep the best last night. We parked under a tree, and although it didn't rain last night, it was really humid and the dew dripping from the tree onto Sherman's roof was like the Chinese water torture!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Vizcaino, Baja California Sur

Wednesday December 19...11:00pm

Left the campsite at Bahia de los Angeles and drove into town to try the internet, but couldn't get connected. We planned a bit of a longer drive today because there's not much to see in the desert between here and San Ignacio.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Bahia de los Angeles (day 2)

Tuesday December 18...9:00pm

Relaxed for the morning. Clear and sunny...temperature about 22 degrees. Spoke to one of the regulars here...an older guy from Alberta who says that the last week here has been terrible weather. Hopefully today is the start of a

Monday, December 17, 2007

Bahia de los Angeles

Monday December 17...9:15pm

Up early again this morning. It was going to be about an hour drive to the turnoff towards Bahia de los Angeles, a little rustic beach community that apparently has abundant sea life and nice scenery. The road is mostly flat in

Sunday, December 16, 2007


Sunday December 16...10:15pm

Up and on the road by 8am this morning. We figure on doing no more than 3 hours driving on the days that we do drive, so by getting on the road early we can be pretty much set up by lunch hour or thereabouts. Plus, it gives lots of time if anything unforseen happens along the way.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

San Quintin (day 2)

Saturday December 15...10:00pm

The guy two doors down had his generator running at 7:55am. Now we were already up and awake...but that doesn't matter. It's just not good campground etiquette to be running your genset when others might be sleeping. Some people's kids...! But despite that, we had pretty much already decided we were going to hang around here for another night.

Friday, December 14, 2007

San Quintin

Friday December 14...9:30pm

On the road by 9am, and it turned out to be a good thing. The road south has some twisty windy parts, and overall it's pretty slow going. I'd think we probably averaged about 60 km/h if you took into consideration our checking

Thursday, December 13, 2007

La Bufadora (day 2)

Thursday December 13...10:30pm

Another nice sunny day today. Gets a little chilly at night though...we figure it went down to around 10 degrees. Back up to about 22 around lunch hour, and then it starts cooling off fairly quickly during the afternoon. Still, it was

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

La Bufadora, Baja, Mexico

Wednesday December 12...10:00pm

Woke up around 7am and took Whiskey for a walk on the beach. She really seems to like walking on the beach...lots of different sniffs and smells, and she can run around with no problem. It was a beautiful clear blue sky this morning, Temperature about 10C.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Ruth's post - Meeting up with Kevin

Ruth and Colin's Day - Tuesday December 11

I am only writing my day up until I meet up with Kevin as he has written the journal for today. We had breakfast and cleaned up, moved into the parking lot so that we could fill the water tank up before heading across the border.

Kevin's post - Finally back together!

Tuesday December 11...9:00pm

I was up early this morning....around 6:30am because my couchsurfing host David was going to drive me up to the main border crossing at San Diego and Tijuana. We dropped his son off at school first, and made our way

Monday, December 10, 2007

Ruth's post - Shelter Island, San Diego (day 2)

Ruth and Colin's Day - Monday, December 10

We had a nice relaxing kind of morning, Sherman was moved to the parking lot off the street where we will stay for the day, before going back to the street tonight. You can`t park overnight in the parking lot, they only allow parking between 6am and 10pm, but there is no problem parking on the street at night.

Kevin's post - Tijuana, Mexico

Monday December 10...10:30pm

I didn't sleep well last night. No alarm clock, and no wake up call service...so I was all worried about not getting up in time to get the bus from Manzanillo to Colima. So after a tossing and turning type of sleep, I got up at 7am.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Ruth's post - Shelter Island, San Diego

Ruth and Colin's Day - Sunday, December 9th

It's 3am when I wake up, I wake Colin and see if he feels like driving yet or not. We check at the truck stop to see if they know if the pass is opened, it's not so this means another detour. Luckily this isn't a very big detour,

Kevin's post - Mexico Resort (day 6)

Sunday December 9th...11:00pm

Still no word from Ruth...so no idea what's going on there! Doesn't matter, I suppose...either way I have to take my flight to Tijuana tomorrow.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Ruth's post - Lost Hills, California

Ruth and Colin's day - Saturday, December 8th

Woke up this morning to sunshine, what a nice change. It was a little on the chilly side, needed to put the furnace on for a short while just to take the chill out of the air.

Kevin's post - Mexico Resort (day 5)

Saturday December 8th...11:00pm

Another lazy day. Read my book and had a nap this afternoon. Never did make it into town today, but will make an effort to do that tomorrow morning because it's my last full day and I really want to see the shipping yards.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Ruth's post - Redding, California

Ruth and Colin's day - Friday, December 7th

Woke up in yet another Wal-Mart parking lot as they are the easiest place to find for the drive down. This one is in Springfield, we had stopped at one, at the exit before, but it was smaller and didn't allow RV overnight parking.

Kevin's post - Mexico Resort (day 4)

Friday December 7th...

Kind of a lazy day today. Walked too much yesterday, so taking it easy today.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Ruth's post - Springfield, Oregon

Ruth and Colin's day - Thursday, December 6th

Woke up in the Richland, Washington Wal-Mart parking lot, in what is classified as a desert zone which has on average 300 days of sunshine, of course we got one of the other 65 days, it is spitting rain, and it doesn't really stop raining all day.

Kevin's post - Mexico Resort (day 3)

Thursday December 6th...11:30pm

I made my blister worse today. It actually felt fine, so I decided to walk into town. There's a new Walmart "Super store" in Manzanillo, so I was curious as to how different a Mexican Walmart is. Apparently Manzanillo has had very little new construction over the last 20 years,

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Ruth's post - Big Detour!!!

Ruth and Colin's day - Wednesday, December 5

A new day begins and what a day! A little late starting but only about 19km from the border crossing, Colin was happy we drove that first bit last night when the roads were quiet.  Anyways on the road again, "bombing" down the road, when I mention that the speedometer

Kevin's post - Mexico Resort (day 2)

Wednesday December 5th...11:15pm

The beach at Manzanillo is broken into 2 different bays. The section that this resort is on is at the south end of the first bay. So you can walk the beach to the north end of the bay which is about 3 km's each way. So I went and bought some sunscreen from the little shop on the

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Ruth's post - Back in Vancouver

Ruth's day - Tuesday, December 4th

Rather than repeat what Kevin has already said about our early morning I will continue with my day. By the way it was dark and rainy this morning.

Kevin's post - Mexico Resort (day 1)

Tuesday December 4th...10:15pm

Sure enough, the alarm went off at 5am. It didn't take us long to get ourselves ready to head to the airport. Seems like forever that Sherman has been parked at this casino...yet it's really only been 3 days. We made it to the airport by 6:30am...with lots of time to spare for my 8:40am flight.

Monday, December 3, 2007

50 nights sleeping in a motorhome

Monday December 3rd...11:00pm

Everything went very smoothly today. Got our tourist visa's for Mexico valid for 180 DAYS! Got Whiskey's certificate of good health. Got some U.S. money and some Mexican pesos. Everything is coming together.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Boulevard Casino (day 2)

Sunday December 2nd...9:30pm

If it hadn't been for the snowstorm outside, we probably would have had a really good sleep at the Casino. But we think the guy operating the little bobcat plow was having more fun than anything else when he was plowing the parking lot for what seemed to be all night long. And

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Boulevard Casino

Saturday December 1st...9:15pm

The Walmart in Burnaby is open from 7am to 11pm every day. So when it got close to 11pm last night, I went into the store and asked at the customer service if it was normal practice for RV's to park overnight at this particular lot. Because there were signs put up by the shopping mall