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, April 30, 2010

The past week working at the KOA

Well the past week has been an a productive one.  The week before, I really only worked two mornings and the Friday and during that time Lynn and I took all the storage stuff out of the cabins, like the patio furniture for the super sites, playground stuff, the pedal go carts, some BBQ's for seasonal campers, the lawn chess set.  On the Friday we gave the washrooms a good thorough cleaning from top to bottom.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

RV sewer dump valve replacement

Well this is one of those jobs that you put off as long as you can, but you just know that it has to be done!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

More U.S. dollar thoughts

Yesterday, the fiscal situation in Greece worsened. And Portugal became news as well as it's debt rating was downgraded.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Miserable weather

How can it go from beautiful one day, to horrible the next? I think it was my father who once told me that the only thing you can change about the weather is your attitude towards it!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Busy couple of days!

So you obviously noticed that we never updated yesterday like we said we were going to. Here's the story of the last two days...

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Road trip!

Well, for today anyhow. We're going down to Oswego, NY to watch our son's college baseball. It's about a 2 1/2 hour drive each way. The weather forecast isn't great...50% chance of rain, but this is the closest game they play to where we are, and I think the showers will probably hold off enough that they'll be able to get some ball in.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Free Trip!

This post is going back in time to 1999

Have you ever entered a contest and then won a prize?  We did, one that actually counted for something!

Friday, April 23, 2010

We have it made!

It was our son's 22nd birthday yesterday. Ruth and I got married when we were 22. That sounds awfully young now, but we're glad we did what we did.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sometimes you just shouldn't go back!

I am up visiting my Dad for a couple of days and yesterday we decided to go visit the woodlot that he and my mom used to own to take the dogs for a nice walk.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The economy

I like to follow what the economy and financial markets are doing. Yesterday, the Bank of Canada said that their record low interest rate policy is about to end.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Our advertisers

I was doing some research into these Google ads that you see beside these posts. Our best month since we started in December was in January...and earnings have gone down every month since then.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Back to Work

Well it was back to work for me.  My life of leisure is over.  I started back to work at the KOA where I will be workcamping again this year.  The campground doesn't open until May 1st, so we have to get things up and running by then.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

RV Batteries

On Friday evening, we unplugged, emptied our holding tanks, and moved to our regular spot for the season. We had been parked in the front row here at the Kingston KOA, in order to be close to a water supply because the water isn't turned on yet. But now we know we can make it on our 38 gallon holding tank until they turn the water on later this week.

Happy Birthday, Whiskey

Whiskey is 14 years old today! We've had Whiskey since she was a 7 week old puppy. The dumb dog really is part of the family, and she's had a very lucky life, from a dogs point of view.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Buying used

We love to buy things used. Normally, we use or to find what we need so that we can buy good used products without having to pay sales tax.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Gros Morne National Park

Today we are into Day 7 of our two week Newfoundland holiday in 1994.  We got up had breakfast and got all our gear packed up and we were on the road again.  Drove to Corner Brook where we stopped for more groceries and then headed on to Gros Morne National Park.  We have heard that you can't

Thursday, April 15, 2010


So back in February I did a post on National Parks in Canada along with some pictures. One of the parks that I mentioned was Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland, I didn't have pictures at the time. Well now I do and I thought I would tell you about our adventure there.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Not much travel for the next few months

This blog is about traveling with Kevin and Ruth which for the summer isn't going to be happening for us.  We will be staying at the Kingston KOA until November 1st, when we are looking forward to heading back on the road for the winter, leaving here and going throught the States and then into Mexico and back again in the spring.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Safety in Mexico

The news media loves to pick up on stories about violence in Mexico. The following story finally hit the news in Canada...

Monday, April 12, 2010

Getting back to a routine

Well it has now been more than a week since getting back to Kingston and things are starting to get back to a routine, not that I'm happy about routine.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

I thought the job market was supposed to be tough these days

I run the parts department at an RV dealer. It's only April, so it's still pretty quiet, but things are starting to pick up and we've had an early spring. So we're thinking it's going to be a much better year than last year was.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Reflecting on camping in Florida

Right away when you think of camping in Florida you think cha-ching ($$$).  We found that it doesn't necessarily have to be that way, but you have to spend some time on the internet to look for some good spots.

Friday, April 9, 2010

We're a little different...

One thing we've learned in 2 1/2 years of living in a motorhome is that we're quite a bit different than most RV'ers.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Some of our best days in the motorhome

Many new readers perhaps don't realize that we didn't know anything about the RV world until we dove into it head first back in October 2007 . We started an online journal back then, but it was hosted at another site and Ruth has been hard at work transferring all those posts and pictures to this blog.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Lets get everybody on drugs

I heard on the radio that the U.S. food and drug administration has approved the cholesterol lowering drug "Crestor" for use in people without cholesterol problems.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Overpriced RV'ing accessories

I run the parts department at an RV dealership during the season. While I was away for the month of March, my last minute replacement (who didn't last 3 weeks) did some shopping.

Monday, April 5, 2010

New boondocking opportunity

You all know that we don't like to pay to park our motorhome overnight when we're travelling, and that we're not "RV park" people. And although we're getting pretty good at finding places other than Walmart to spend the night, it's always good to come across other options.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Adsense advertisements

I thought I would publish a little comment about the ads surrounding our blog posts every day.

Ottawa for the day

Happy Easter Sunday everyone! As if we haven't done enough driving, we're doing the 2 hours each way to Ottawa today to have supper with my family. Not only is it Easter Sunday dinner, but it's my nephew Marshal's 10th birthday.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

College baseball

For those of you who followed us during our recent trip to Myrtle Beach and Fort Myers...our sons baseball team continues to do very well...

Another Beautiful Day!

Well things are shaping up to be another gorgeous day, maybe a little breezier than yesterday.  Kevin went off to work today at the RV place, rode his bike today as it was so nice.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Well that was a fairly productive day

Got the new summer tires and rims put on the little car. Took it for a test drive, and everything is perfect. I love getting a great deal on buying something used! The tires are still a little noisy, but they've got a fairly agressive tread pattern for an all season. Way quieter than the snow tires though. But they handle really well so I'm sure they'll do fine.

Motorhome maintenance

Today is looking like a beautiful day, and I have lots of work to do to Sherman the motorhome. And, I'm going to take those noisy winter tires off the little car and put the new summer tires on. But we do have a job list for the motorhome that will have to be completed before we head to Mexico in the fall...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Trip expenses...updated 10:30pm

Just totalling everything up from our month away.

We spent a total of $1,080.50 CAN on fuel. We bought 375 gallons of gas at an average of $2.77 US per gallon. That's about 76 cents per litre Canadian, so fuel is still much cheaper in the US than it is here in Canada. I notice this morning it's 98 cents per litre in Kingston. We drove almost 3,700 miles, so there's that 10 mpg figure that always seems to come up with a motorhome.