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, January 31, 2010

A house sitting mishap

Well January went by pretty quick. Considering January is usually the worst month of the year for people living in this terrible climate!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

We don't own a house

And we don't plan on owning one again. Yes, we own Sherman, but he's not a house. He's our home!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Solar Panels

I'm working part time in an RV dealership. Besides the obvious benefit of getting a big discount on parts that I might need to buy for Sherman, I also get to talk to people at work all day about Rv'ing . It's a pretty good job, and if I have to do something, at least I kind of enjoy it.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


When people are travelling they usually have time to see things that they don't normally notice or never took the time to notice.  Sunsets are something that most working people just don't take the time to look at.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Even though our children are out in the world doing their own thing, we still have a major family responsibility. That is our dog, Whiskey.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

We don't have a toad

Those of you who own motorhomes will know what I'm talking about. Those of you who don't own a motorhome probably need an explanation. You're probably thinking "well, I don't have any reptiles either"!

Monday, January 25, 2010

The Grand Canyon

I saw the picture Kevin put up yesterday and it got me thinking! Do you have a "Bucket List" or a list of places that you must see before you die? Well the Grand Canyon was one of those places that we HAD to see.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Do you know what an actuary is?

Our son has decided he'd like to be an actuary.

When he brought this up, I didn't know what to think because although I had heard the term before, I didn't really know what an actuary is. Or how you become one. Or what an actuary does.

Where to park up!

A lot of people have asked us in our travels, where do you find somewhere free to park overnight and feel safe.  We don't seem to have much trouble with this, because we always find somewhere, it may not always be our ideal spot and sometimes it isn't for free.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Blog journal updates now in the evening

I think from now on we're going to go back to our old habit of making new blog journal posts in the late evening. It's much easier to remember all of the days activities while it's still fresh in your mind.

Personalized laptop case

Some of the deals you can find on the internet are totally amazing.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Thank you for following our blog every day!

Writing a post when you are not travelling is much harder than it seems. You want to keep things interesting which is much easier when you are travelling each day…you have a different thing to talk about as each day is different.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Here we are living in the city of Kingston and what do we see outside the kitchen window two nights ago? A raccoon...he sure looked pretty cute! Kevin took Whiskey out for a walk last night and saw another one peeking his head out from a culvert and found out from talking to another dog walker that there is a whole family of them living in this culvert under the driveway of the house across the street.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Sunday, January 17, 2010

NASCAR racing

I used to be a big Nascar race fan, back in the late 90's when Rusty Wallace and Dale Earnhardt Sr. were racing. The guys I worked with

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Changing the oil

Well, it's warmed up outside, so I think I'll get out there and change the oil in our little car today. Supposed to go up to 2C (36F) so that's not bad for mid January. I already bought the oil on sale at Walmart a

Friday, January 15, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Boondocking near cities

Why don’t cities make several areas throughout their municipality for boondocking? Instead they actually make it difficult in some cities with restrictions to overnight parking.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Travel to different places

In Canada, most people want to take a vacation south at some point during the winter. The cheapest places to go, from just about anywhere in Canada are Cuba, Mexico, and Dominican Republic. In fact, we have been to all three of these places as warmer destinations to get away from cold Canadian winters.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Our old website versus our new blog

We kept track of our first 18 months on the road at

But that website cost us money...I think it was around $80 per year.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Went for a hike

Well, even in the cold, you still have to live. So, we looked up some hiking trails in the nearby area and we took Whiskey for a nice walk yesterday. We ended up at the Parrot's Bay Conservation area about 18 km's (11 miles) west of here.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Looking forward to Florida

Well, we saw that our son Alex's college baseball schedule is up, so we know that we will be in Myrtle Beach, SC from March 4-7, and Fort Myers, Florida area from March 14-20. And, we've got tickets to the Martinsville, Virginia NASCAR race on March 28!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

24/7 in the motorhome

When we started out on this RV lifestyle, some of the questions people asked us were "what are you going to do all the time?" and "won't you get bored?"

Friday, January 8, 2010

Budget stuff

We don't make very much money, so we have to be cautious about how we spend it. In fact, the poverty industry in Canada would have you believe that we live below the poverty line! Poor us!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

We like Mexico

Well you have heard us talk about Mexico and show lots of pictures of Mexico, so I guess you can easily figure out that we like Mexico. If you told us four or five years ago that you could drive a motorhome into and around Mexico we would have thought you were crazy. Well I think now that other people think we are crazy because now we have done it twice and love it!!!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Camping out in the boondocks

US and Canadian slang

1. wild, desolate, or uninhabitable country

2. a remote rural or provincial area Sometimes shortened to the Boonies

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New batteries for the motorhome?

I sure do like looking at the days counting down. Essentially, we have less than 2 months of winter left!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Edit*** Went for brunch today...

We don't do Christmas gifts with the family anymore, so instead we like to get together for an expensive restaurant meal.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Unforgettable Places

Ruth's Dad gave us two books for Christmas.

One is called "Unforgettable Places", and is a pictorial description of 80 unique sights and experiences around the world...from adventure filled walks and breath taking hikes to secluded beaches and ruins that have been around for thousands of years.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Another great deal...! Toronto to Panama City, Panama for $95

$95 plus $220 tax, leaving Jan 9, returning Jan 16.

One piece of furniture

When we set out to simplify our lifestyle towards the goal of full time RV'ing in September of 2007, we sold virtually everything in our 4 bedroom house. We now own about ten full rubbermaid storage bins, and one piece of furniture. These items are stored at my sister's house.