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!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Coasta Esmerelda (day 6)

Sunday November 30…11:00pm

Spent the morning doing some minor repairs to Sherman. Nothing important, just crossing a few things off the to-do list. Ruth spent the morning cleaning out the oven/stove top area, which she had wanted to do while at her parents, but somehow never got around to it.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Coasta Esmerelda (day 5)

Saturday November 29…11:00pm

I rode back to the hotel this morning, and used their internet. It was a different person at the front counter, and I asked if I could use the internet, he said it was okay. Glen and Steve went later in the morning, and they also had no problem using it.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Coasta Esmerelda (day 4)

Friday November 28…9:15pm

I rode my bike back to the hotel this morning and used the internet for a bit. We’re not customers there any more, so I don’t want to overstay my welcome in their lobby, although nobody seems to mind.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Coasta Esmerelda (day 3)

Thursday November 27…10:00pm

At 8:30am, I rode my bike down to the hotel we stayed at night before last. It’s only about half a km up the road, and I could easily see the hydro crews were still working, I checked with the girl at the counter, and she told me the power wouldn’t be working until Friday morning.  I asked her if I could use the internet in the morning, and

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Coasta Esmerelda

Tuesday November 25…10:00pm

We left the El Tajin ruins at about 9:00am. We headed for the Esmeralda Coast, which is a beachfront roadway between Poza Rica and Veracruz. It’s a popular area for Mexicans to come and vacation

Monday, November 24, 2008

El Tajin Ruins

Monday November 24…9:30pm

On the road again by 8:00am. We put in a little more gas, as a thank you to the Pemex station who let us park overnight for free in their lot.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Alamo, Mexico

Sunday November 23…10:15pm

The morning started off cloudy, so we made an early decision to head further south.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Barra Del Tordo (day 4)

Saturday November 22…10:00pm

Cloudy again today, but not quite as cool. High about 22C (72F).

Friday, November 21, 2008

Barra Del Tordo (day 3)

Friday November 21…10:00pm

We had some rain overnight last night, but it had cleared up somewhat by morning. Ruth went for a run down the beach, and Whiskey and I followed shortly after because it looked like a storm

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Barra Del Tordo (day 2)

Thursday November 20…10:30pm

We didn’t sleep well last night, because Whiskey had some kind of reaction to a flea and tick medication that we gave her. She seems

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Barra Del Tordo, Mexico

Wednesday November 19…10:00pm

We were up by 7am, and went for a walk. Yesterday, there was a large bus/coach that was doing some repair work in the parking lot of

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Nuevo Progreso, Mexico

Tuesday November 18…10:15pm

We had set the alarm for 6:20am in order to be ready to head across the border at 7:30am. Traffic going through Brownsville was fairly heavy, but by the time we reached the bridge and border it was pretty quiet. We paid the $7.00 US ($8.40 CAN)(for motorhomes) bridge toll and crossed in to Mexico.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Brownsville (day 4)

Monday November 17…10:30

Well the main project today was to get Sherman’s alternator problem fixed. I removed the new alternator and Steve and Glen (hereafter referred to as S&G) drove me over to the auto parts place. They

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Brownsville Walmart

Sunday November 16…9:30pm

I was up at sunrise and after my first coffee I set out to figure out this alternator problem. When started and running, the voltage at the battery reads 11.2 volts. It should read somewhere around 13.5v.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Back in Brownsville

Saturday November 15…9:30pm

Today was not a good day. We’ve learned that sometimes things just don’t go the way you want them to, and so you just accept that, and you carry on. But today was just one thing after another.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Boca Chica Beach, Texas

Friday November 14…10:30pm

Did some shopping at the Walmart. Got oil and filter for Sherman, because I’ll have to do that sometime soon. And picked up a lot of grocery items that we are stocking up on because they may not be readily available in Mexico.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Harlingen, Texas

Thursday November 13…11:00pm

When we checked our email this morning, we had a note from our friends Glen and Steve. This is the couple we spent a couple of months last winter with in Mexico’s Baja. And we will spend

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tilden, Texas

Wednesday November 12…11:00pm

Drove into San Antonio this morning. The only thing we were worried about with getting right into the downtown area was parking. I had been on google maps and found a large parking lot close to downtown, so that is where we put our destination into the GPS unit.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Marble Falls, Texas

Tuesday November 11…11:00pm

We had a heavy rainstorm early this morning. It was about 5am when we woke to what sounded like very big raindrops on the roof, but we think it may have been small hailstones. There was a definite difference in sound when it actually started to rain.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Hico, Texas

Monday November 10…10:00pm

We were up at 7am in order to say thanks and goodbye to Joanne, who was going to work and taking son Jefferey to school at the same time. Don left for work around 8am and was taking daughter Jessica to school on his way.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Plano (day 2)

Sunday November 9…11:00pm

Relaxed this morning, and then went for a bike ride around Plano. They have a lot of wide concrete bicycle paths here…winding through a lot of very nice neighbourhoods. Rode around one sports field facility where they have 4 baseball diamonds, a cricket pitch, and about 100 soccer fields of various sizes. A huge place!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Side trip into Dallas

Saturday November 8…11:30pm

We relaxed most of the morning, and then headed to downtown Dallas with Don, Joanne and family. Joanne had planned a walking tour for us.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Plano, Texas

Friday November 7…11:00pm

We were up early, and drove right away for a half hour or so in order to warm things up. Temperature inside Sherman was about 50F (10C) so it was a chilly night. Not a cloud in the sky though, so that usually makes things a little colder overnight.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Paris, Texas

Thursday November 6…11:00pm

We had a nice drive out of the Ouachita National Forest this morning. We stopped at the Old Military Trail and went for a hike. This is hunting season, so we wore our “don’t shoot me” bright orange t-shirts.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Winding Stair Recreation Area

Wednesday November 5…8:30pm

We were up early again, and before going into the casino for breakfast, I had promised myself I would tighten up the serpentine alternator belt I had installed on Sheman in September.  It had

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Sallisaw, Oklahoma

Tuesday November 4…10:15pm

We were up early this morning, and Ruth took Whiskey for a long walk while I spent some time on the internet. Once again, it’s a beautiful sunny day, although a bit windy.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Monday November 3…9:45pm

Got up early enough to see the sunrise. Must have something to do with the time change because I was tired too early yesterday evening as well.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Bernice, Oklahoma

Sunday November 2…11:00pm

We said goodbye to Bob and Donna and left Garnett around 9:45am. Our plan was to drive about 120 miles (200 km’s) to Miami, Oklahoma where there are several casinos and really cheap gas!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Garnett, Kansas

Saturday November 1…10:45pm

We had a good day today!

Got up and drove about 5 miles over to the Clinton Lake day use area. Had some breakfast there, and then took Whiskey on a hiking trail for about an hour.