Nice sunset view as we pass over London, England, on our way to Albania.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Shkodra, Albania.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Hiking the Peaks of the Balkans, June 13-24!

Friday, February 29, 2008

Day 4 at Bayou Segnette

Friday February 29...9:30am

Had another quiet night, but the construction noise started sometime between 7am - 7:30am. It was cloudy and windy out, but when I went to take Whiskey for a walk later in the morning, it was actually warmer than I thought it would be. I had my jacket on, but ended up having to take it off.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Third day at Bayou Segnette Park

Thursday February 28...10:25pm

Well Kevin's morning didn't start off the way he had planned. He got up at 4am, had his coffee and a quick bowl of cereal and was ready and waiting for the taxi to arrive, which he had booked in advance yesterday, making sure

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

New Orleans (day 2)

Wednesday February 27...9:00pm

Very peaceful here at Bayou Segnette State Park. Considering we're pretty close to New Orleans, we didn't hear a thing last night. And I don't think it got quite as cold as it was supposed to, but we still put the little electric heater on as soon as we got up this morning.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

New Orleans, Louisiana

Tuesday February 26...10:15pm

No problems at the Walmart last night. We had a bit of rain overnight, but it was still 21C inside the motorhome when we woke up this morning, so it didn't cool off much. That could change though...they are calling for a cold spell for tonight.

Monday, February 25, 2008

New Iberia, Louisiana

Monday February 25...9:45pm

Left the casino at around 8am and went and bought some gas. $3.059 a gallon, so it's still not bad around here. I figure that's equal to about 81 cents per litre. A little more expensive than Mexico, but a whole lot cheaper than

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Vinton, Louisiana

Sunday February 24… 11:00pm

Had a great sleep at Walmart. One of the quietest Walmart’s we’ve ever parked at. You’d never have known it was open 24 hours a day. But we got up early anyhow and drove towards the port area of Galveston to go for a

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Galveston, Texas

Saturday February 23…10:30pm

No problem with the tide this morning…water was still well away from Sherman. We got on the road right away and made it to Galveston about 10am. The Walmart here is right on the main drag which is called Seawall Blvd. There are signs saying there’s a city ordinance preventing you from

Friday, February 22, 2008

Bryan Beach, Texas

Friday February 22…9:30pm

Woke up to a cloudy windy morning. Used the free internet from the RV park across the road and contacted the Formosa Plastics Co. They have a huge plant across the causeway in the town of Point Comfort. We had read that they do free factory tours, so decided this was something to do. Made our appointment for 1:30pm.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Magnolia Beach, Texas

Thursday February 21…10:00pm

Got up early and moved right away to be able to use the internet. Booked Lindsey and Justins flight to visit us in Florida March 8-17. Not easy to get good prices during March break, so we ended up using a combination of Air

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Victoria, Texas

Wednesday February 20…10:00pm

Woke up this morning to the sound of a few raindrops on the roof. I haven’t seen any precipitation since December 4th…about 10 weeks.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Beeville, Texas

Tuesday February 19…10:00pm

Although we both slept well last night, we both woke up early this morning. There was quite a bit of truck traffic around the Walmart we were parked at in Laredo, Texas but most of it was other truckers who were sleeping. Not

Monday, February 18, 2008

Laredo, Texas!

Monday February 18…9:15pm

Set the alarm for 6am this morning. We wanted to get through the town of Garcia well before morning rush hour traffic started, so got up early and had our coffee and tea while on the road. Drove around Monterrey and then

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Garcia Caverns

Sunday February 17…8:30pm

Up around 7am this morning and got Sherman ready for the road again. Used the electricity to do a quick vaccuum, and emptied the holding tanks and filled the fresh water. We’re happy campers again.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Saltillo (day 2)

Saturday February 16… 11:00pm

All our neighbours disappeared early this morning, so never got a chance to speak with them. License plates were from Quebec though. We didn’t get up until almost 8:00am, and by then they were packed and leaving. We relaxed

Friday, February 15, 2008


Friday February 15…11:40pm

Woke up this morning feeling great! Stomach better, and slept like a baby. Well, except for the truckers coming and going. But even they were not bad considering it was a busy truck stop and it was open 24 hours. Anyhow, bottom line is that I feel fine!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Near Torreon

Thursday February 14…9:15pm

Lots of trucks driving by, and still a bad stomach meant that sleep wasn’t very consistant last night. Still, we didn’t get up until 8am. (Which really was still 7am, because we went through another time change yesterday). Felt better though, so got ready to start driving.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Twisty road to Durango

Wedneday February 13…9:30pm

A bit of a late start, having caught up on sleep from the lack of it last night. By the time we said our goodbyes to Lee, it was pretty close to 11am. I felt well enough to drive, but still not 100%. I guess it takes a few days for these

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Mazatlan (day 3)

Tuesday February 12…8:30pm

Very lazy day today. I didn’t sleep at all last night, and was running to the bathroom all morning. Usually when I get this kind of illness, it only lasts 24 hours or so, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Mazatlan (day 2)

Monday February 11…11:00pm

Malcom and Claire went on their own back to old town Mazatlan. Lee took the rest of us by local bus out to a friend who owns a horse riding stable. Ginger is another ex pat originally from Washington who has been operating

Sunday, February 10, 2008


Sunday February 10…11:15pm

Slept better than expected given the rolling of the ship, and the noise from the engines. Actually got out of bed to go to the bathroom at 1:30am, and was surprised to not wake up again until about 6:30am, so that’s not bad. Whiskey slept through the night as well, so that’s good, but she must be just about bursting.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Getting on the ferry to Mazatlan

Saturday February 9…11:00pm

Packed up at Tecolote and drove the 10 minutes to the ferry port at Pichilingue. It was funny because we got to the ferry terminal entrance way right at 10:00am which is when they opened, so got to drive right past all the trucks who had showed up overnight and were parked waiting to get in.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Last day at Tecolote

Friday February 8…11:00pm

Lazy kind of day today. Went for a bike ride by myself today…just 10 km or so. Ruth has started jogging again…maybe I’ll get up enough ambition to start joining her one day. I really like bike riding better though, so will make an effort to start doing more of it.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

My birthday

Thursday February 7…11:00pm

Woke up this morning to a birthday “package” sitting outside our doorstep. Glen and Steve and Malcolm and Claire had made up a box with balloons and a bottle of wine and a box with cards and card game instructions. Lots

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Climbed a hill

Wednesday February 6…10:45pm

Today was bright and sunny, but still windy. We did some reading in the morning, and then did a hike up the hill that overlooks the beach. We had done much of this hike last time we were here, but never made it to the top, so this time we went right to the top. Beautiful views in all directions.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Lazy day

Tuesday February 5…11:00pm

Well it was a pretty lazy day today! When we woke up, it wasn’t bad outside, but as the morning went on it got more and more windy. And it had been cloudy most of the morning as well. But the wind blew the sand around so it

Monday, February 4, 2008

Back at Tecolote

Monday February 4…10:00pm

Left the beach at Los Barriles around 9:00am. Glen and Steve had left earlier, so we went to our meeting place at the edge of town so that we could fill up with water and do a quick load of laundry. And so we filled up with

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Los Barriles (day 7)

Sunday February 3...10:45pm

Got the corner of Steve's motorhome painted...the wrong colour! All we were doing is painting it with a spray can. There are already about 4 different shades of white on it, so it didn't really matter if there was one more...but this was a terrible match. The can says "contents are same colour as cap". WRONG. Contents are not even close to same colour as cap. Anyhow, when we find another spray can of white, we'll give it another shot.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Los Barriles (day 6)

Saturday February 2...11:15pm

Ruth went for a jog this morning early, while I once again repaired the rear tire on her bike. The first time, the glue we used wasn't designed for it...the second time, I didn't realize there were two holes, and the third

Friday, February 1, 2008

Los Barriles (day 5)

Friday February 1... 9:40pm

It's never boring, that's for sure. This morning after breakfast, a herd of cattle wandered down the arroyo towards the beach where we are camped. (An arroyo is a dry river bed that only has water in it during the rainy season from September to November) They came right up to our motorhome, and it