View from the top of Old Man of Coniston hike in Lake District National Park, England.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Preston, Lancashire, England.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Wyke, West Yorkshire, England on May 29th!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Lawrence, Kansas

Friday October 31…11:00pm

We got up early and did an uneventful drive of about 75 miles south to Lawrence, Kansas. It’s a small city located in between Kansas City, Missouri, and Topeka, Kansas. They have the University of Kansas here, which has 26,000 students.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Hiawatha, Kansas (day 2)

Thursday October 30…11:00pm

We went for our tour of Hemisphere GPS at 10:30am. They invited us for lunch as they were having their staff chili cook off today. There

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Hiawatha, Kansas

Wednesday October 29…9:00pm

We did have a great nights sleep, and it never did get any colder than it was yesterday evening.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Hunnewell, Missouri

Tuesday October 28…10:15pm

The temperature outside last night made it down to -3.3C (25F). We have a digital remote thermometer that we normally keep in the fridge, so on nights when I’m curious, I put the remote on the doorstep outside so we can see how cold it got overnight. But we were nice and toasty because of our little electric heater.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Rushville, Illinois

Monday October 27…9:30pm

Never did get a shower at the spot in Gibson City. I took those big shower key tags and checked out the facilities, but they looked like they hadn’t been used in weeks, and there were a bunch of dead worm looking things on the floor…it was nasty, so we waited until tonight.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Gibson City, Illinois

Sunday October 26…10:00pm

That’s 10:00pm Central time. We went through a time zone today, and so our clocks went back an hour. So it feels like 11:00pm as I write this.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Monticello, Indiana

Saturday October 25…9:30pm

Didn’t have the best sleep at the Elkhart Walmart. We were parked near a bunch of recycling bins, and the truck that came to empty them showed up in time to wake us up way before we should have been awake. Oh well, that’s the problem with overnighting at Walmarts…you never know what kind of night it’s going to be.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Elkhart, Indiana

Friday October 24…9:30pm

Woke up at about 6:20am.

Yes, you’re thinking, this is far too early to be waking up. We thought the same thing. The first thing that entered my mind is that I could hear a generator running. I know that when we went to sleep last

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Dundee, Michigan

Thursday October 23…11:00pm

We were up a little earlier this morning, in time to see the sunrise around 7:30am. It was cloudy where we are, but on the horizon it wasn’t, so there was just a strip of sun when it came up. We drove about 30 km’s (18 miles) to the town of Blenheim and had some breakfast. By this time it was getting sunny out, although it was still windy.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Port Glasgow Marina

Wednesday October 22…9:30pm

Woke up around 8am and got on the road right away. We headed first to the barn where Ruth’s sister Lesley looks after some horses. Saw the horses, and filled up our fresh water tank while we were there.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Dundas, Ontario (day 3)

Tuesday October 21…10:30pm

Ruth went and did some shopping with her sister this morning while I spent another few hours running anti virus programs through her sister's computer and generally cleaning up old files that were taking up space and running in the background. It’s much faster now.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Dundas, Ontario (day 2)

Monday October 20…10:00pm

Woke up at 7:30am. We are parked in the far corner of a church parking lot and one side faces the forest so when we open up the blinds on that side it feels like we are in a nice wooded campsite.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Dundas, Ontario

Sunday October 19…11:30pm

It was cold last night! There was frost on the ground when we woke up, and a thick layer of it on our roof as well. I checked online, and the weather site said it was -3C (27F) in Marmora.  We had the

Saturday, October 18, 2008

On the road again!

Saturday October 18…8:00pm

We are finally back on the road!

Given that we now have one complete year of full time motorhome living behind us, we’re going to try and implement some standards into our lifestyle.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

New trip starts October 18th...

We plan on beginning our new trip on October 18th. We'll be heading through Ontario to Detroit and then west towards Kansas. Then turning south and going through Oklahoma and Texas. Hoping to arrive near Brownsville Texas around November 15th, and then spend the winter in Mexico!

Don't forget to check in after October 18th...!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Full year of expenses

Wednesday October 2… 12:00 noon

Well exactly one year ago we were running around like mad trying to get everything out of the house before we had to vacate October 5th. Hard to believe a full year has gone by since then. But what a great year it has been.