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!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Our "great" Canadian health care system...part 3

As I said in the previous post, we have been very lucky (and smart) that as a family we haven't needed to use our "free" Canadian health care system very much during our lifetimes.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Our "great" Canadian health care system...part 2

The last experience I had with our health care was in November of last year...I was doing a pickup at one doctor's office, and they were doing renovations on the building. It was an older building, and the stairway wasn't made for taller people. I was bounding up the stairs two at a time and crack....I smacked my head on the landing above.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Our "great" Canadian health care system...part 1

Well, I had some first hand experience with our "free" health care system today. It's not very often that I do, because I don't have any health problems...but I was with our daughter today and she had a problem.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Bought a new wi-fi antenna

I finally saw a deal on a new antenna for wi-fi when we're traveling. We had been using a Hawking HWU8DD that we bought almost three years ago. It was the best $75 we ever spent. Had lots of use out of it, and it still works but it's got a loose connection inside and sometimes acts funny.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Late spring heat wave

I love it! Last year, we didn't have a summer. I think the high for last year in this area was 27C (81F), and it rained all last July...but not this year!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Another beautiful day!

And they're calling for sunny and warm for the rest of the week! Highs around 27C (81F).

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Long Weekend is upon us

Well the first long weekend of the camping season is upon us.  The campground is full.  Every RV spot is taken and then some.  Most of the unserviced tenting sites are even taken, some with RV's and travel trailers.  It looks like a parking lot here.  Everyone is enjoying themselves though.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Almost summer

Today almost felt like summer! I wore shorts to work at the RV place, and we even had the overhead door open for the first time this year. It's a lot brighter working in there when the big door is open.

And then it was a nice drive for my afternoon job. I finally stopped along the way to take a picture of something that I've been wanting a picture of for a while.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Our son is back in Ottawa

Well I am back from my Dad's now.  I went up Monday afternoon and yesterday we took a road trip to Plattsburg, NY to pick up our son Alex, who is now finished school for the year.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Just another day

Yesterday, Ruth went up to visit her father, and they went together on a roadtrip to New York State to pick up our son from school and bring him back to Ottawa where he's spending the summer.

So I'm all alone.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Baseball. The end.

I didn't know exactly how to title this, but the way I wrote the title is the way I feel. We have watched our son playing baseball every year since he was 8 years old, and now it's over.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Genealogy and ancestry

I find this stuff fascinating. There is so much information available online now that you can dig up your family history right back into the mid 1800's with not much problem at all.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Busy, busy, busy

Well just like the title says, I've been busy.  The campground is pretty much all ready now.  We are having some issues with the swimming pool.  Hans the owner wanted it open this weekend for the KOA Kare Kamp weekend.  Unfortunately I don't think that will happen.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The entertainment is about to begin

Tomorrow is the first busy weekend of the summer here at the KOA. They have a special deal where you pay for Friday night, and then get Saturday for free. It's a good deal, and they collect donations and hold fundraising events for the KOA Care Camps, which is a registered charity that funds camping for kids with cancer.

It's usually close to sold out, so our peace and quiet is about to end...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Happy Anniversary, to us!

26 years ago today, Ruth and I were married. And now, even after living together full time for 2 1/2 years in a 280 square foot motorhome, we're still married. And we're still talking to each other!

Today, we will give you a little history of the start of our life together...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

New format

Rather than writing a blog post today, I am going to experiment with a new format of blog.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Beginner RV'ers

We made our share of silly mistakes when we first bought Sherman. The best one was constantly emptying the toilet holding tank because the sensor showed it to be full after only a day or two. We learned that those sensors are rarely accurate, and that we can go well over a week without having to empty. There are a lot of mistakes that beginners can make, and I had a couple of funny questions at work yesterday.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Canada, United States, or Mexico?

Which country is "better"? I've heard people here say that Canada is the greatest country in the world.

But I've got it figured that the people who say this probably haven't traveled very much.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Old television shows

We really enjoy our account with

We've been renting all of our DVD material through for exactly one year now. We're on the $12.00 per month plan, and have rented 93 DVD's during that time period. And that includes putting our account on hold during the month of March. So, we've rented an average of 2 DVD's per week for $12.00 per month. I think that's a great deal!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The vet's and dinner with friends

Well I am back at my dad's, actually getting ready to head back to Kingston in just a short while.

Yesterday my dad had arranged appointments for both his dog KC and for Whiskey to visit with the vet.  Our appointment was for 12 noon.  Neither dog was happy about this.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Need a new GPS

Just before our drive to New York on Saturday, our GPS conked out! We had just got on the highway, and I pushed the button to turn it on. Nothing happened.

Monday, May 3, 2010

More useless RV accessories

I know I wrote about this before, but I had to shake my head again today at what people spend their money on. I know our society gave up on buying only what's necessary a LONG time ago, but two people who came in today take the cake.

Sunday, May 2, 2010