Coastline at Antalya, Turkiye.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Antalya, Turkiye.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Paris, France on May 1st.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Back in Canada

Welcome back to the land of high taxes.


Got up at 7:00am, and hit the road right away. Already done 100 miles today, and sitting out the rush hour traffic in Scranton, Pennsylvania. They had a few inches of heavy wet snow through the mountains between Harrisburg and Wilkes-Barre, but the roads were cleared so it was no problem. Glad we didn't keep driving last night though.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Heading north

Slept peace and quiet. Got up at 7am, and hit the road right away. We did another 20 miles or so on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Very scenic and we didn't see another car the whole 20 miles!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Race day!

It totally poured with rain all yesterday evening. It wasn’t very cold though, which is a good thing because the last time we went to put the furnace on at about 9:30pm, there was no hot air! The fan was blowing, but you could hear that the flame wasn’t lighting. Not much that you can do about it in the dark and the pouring rain, so we just went to bed.

Sunday, March 28, 2010



Slept great, and it didn’t get as cold last night. Even made it through the night without the furnace on. Our sunshine has disappeared though, and it’s totally overcast now. It was supposed to rain overnight, but it never did, so maybe we’ll get lucky and the race won’t get rained out.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Sunny race day

Well we’re waking up to clear skies and sunshine, but yesterday started off that way too. It got pretty cold last night though…there was ice on the inside of the bottom of the windshield, and frost covering most of the vehicles and grass outside. We had left the furnace on its lowest setting at about 50F (10C) and it cycled on and off several times last night.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Busy around the racetrack

Lots of activity around the track today. It's amazing watching the RV's come in and get parked up for the weekend. Seems we might be paying more for our parking spot than we thought. Looks like things have gone up to $150 for the 4 nights. I'll admit that we're in a pretty good spot, but even the bad spots where it gets muddy go for $100.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Martinsville Virginia

Just updated yesterdays activities, so read it first!

Got up early, and hit the road. Headed for Martinsville Virginia, and the NASCAR race this weekend!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Driving day

We're going to try and make it back to Cross, South Carolina...but we slept in a little bit. As you can see from the above pic, it's starting out to be a nice day. We'll check in with y'all later!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cedar Key

Sorry for the lack of updates yesterday...just couldn't seem to get online! We did make it to Cedar Key though...

Monday, March 22, 2010

Heading for Cedar Key

We're going to drive about 120 miles to Cedar Key. It seems to be an often overlooked part of Florida that might be to our liking. It's a little out of our way, but looks like it might be worth the extra bit of driving.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Withlacoochee River Park

We're still waffling back and forth about leaving here today. I think we'll let the weather decide for us. We had some scattered showers this morning, but managed a nice walk in the forest. Now the sun is breaking through a bit, but it's becoming windy. I guess we'll decide for sure after lunch.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

What a great game!

Just finished watching one of the best baseball games I've ever seen! The lead went back and forth all game, and we ended up pulling ahead by two runs in the top of the seventh. One of their guys got a home run in the bottom of the seventh, and we ended up winning 5-4.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Motorhome batteries

Thought I'd give a little more detail about the motorhome batteries that I wanted to get.

Baseball and batteries

Well another day starts!  So far it is sunny and not a cloud in the sky and no wind.  The first game today is at 10am so we are going to have our coffee/tea and a shower before heading out.  Once at the park we will have our breakfast.  The boys are playing University of Minnesota (Morris).

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Rookie League Baseball

Our son Alex's college team played against the Minnesota Twins Single-A rookie team today.

Fort Myers Beach

We headed to the beach this morning. Fort Myers Beach was supposed to be one of the best beaches in Florida, so we wanted to make an effort to see it. It was a little bit difficult finding a parking spot for Sherman.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spring training baseball...updated 7:45pm

Maybe. 8:15am, and we're parked in the big lot at City of Palms Park where the Boston Red Sox do their spring training.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Riding our bikes downtown

We're headed downtown on our bicycles. Fort Myers has quite a few cycling lanes, and Google Maps has a new program for directions for people riding bikes.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Fort Myers

We were up at sunrise, and took Whiskey for a short walk. We wanted to get on the trails before they got busy.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Nice campground!

What a nice campground we stayed at last night. It wasn't very busy, so we were lucky to be able to get a waterfront site. In fact, there were enough sites for probably 25 RV's, yet our nearest neighbour was probably 150 feet away!

Friday, March 12, 2010


Got up at 7am. Temperature inside Sherman was 66F (19C). Gotta love it! Made a coffee and tea, and drove into Bryceville only about 2 miles away. Parked up at the public library using their free internet, and having some breakfast.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Made it to Florida

Whiskey let us sleep in this morning! We didn`t get up until 7:40am. But it`s raining, and so I guess she just didn`t see the need to get outside. We`re headed for the Florida border today, which is about 120 miles away. If the rain keeps up, we`ll probably just keep driving.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Headed for Georgia

Well, we were up at 7am this morning and got things ready to hit the road again. We sure enjoyed our time at Pete and Pam's lake house, and wish we could have stayed longer. But we've still got some miles to do before getting to Fort Myers on Sunday.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


We are relaxing today! Well, not really. Ruth did some laundry, and I washed and polished one side of Sherman. And we did make it out for a walk with Whiskey on an old logging road not far from here.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Charleston, South Carolina

We were up at about 6:45am, just in time to see the sunrise. I went to take a picture, and then realized we had left the camera inside the cottage. Pete and Pam have each gone to work, but they left us a key. It is starting out to be a beautiful sunny day, and we’ll head off to Charleston in Pete’s car after we have some breakfast.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Heading further south

We have about 700 miles (1,100 kms) to go to get to Fort Myers, and we have to be there for next Sunday. So about 100 miles (160 kms) a day on average, and that's about the speed we like to travel! We're going to do this entire distance without getting on the interstate highway.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

A sunny day of baseball

Had a great sleep last night. Whiskey even let us sleep in to just after 7am! Another blue sky sunny day, perfect for another couple of winning baseball games. Hopefully not too windy though.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Off to do a timeshare tour

Up before 7am, and at 8am we'll head over to the timeshare place. Our appointment is at 9am, but we'll show up a bit early and eat some of their food!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Myrtle Beach by lunchtime!

Well, that's the plan anyhow. Had a good night sleep behind the church. Up early this morning, and it's sunny! In fact, the forecast is for sunshine and warmer temperatures for the next 5 days!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

North Carolina

Didn’t have a great sleep. It sounded like something was on the roof. I know I had parked under a tree, but the branches were well above the roof. I looked out the back window, and the branches were covered in heavy wet snow! Every time the wind blew, a branch would knock against the roof making it sound like something was running around up there.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Just outside Maryland

I just posted the update to yesterdays blog, so you can read that first! We got up just after 6am this morning, and hit the road early to get out of Harrisburg traffic before it started getting busy. So we drove for an hour or so and are posting this from a Staples wi-fi hotspot just outside of Gettysburg. Temperature on a sign we saw leaving Harrisburg was 37F (3C).

Monday, March 1, 2010

We're on our way!

Ok so we are finally on the road! But before getting to today a quick run down on yesterday. Wow what a busy day it was. Lots of packing and cleanning. Luckily the weather was better than they forceast, nice bright sunny skies. Kevin got the furnance turned on in Sherman with no problem and loaded the bikes onto the back, then we went to install the water pump and one of the fittings broke off.