The village of Ducaj near Boge, Albania.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Tirana Airport, Albania.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Porto, Portugal on June 25th!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Canadian Tire

I learned something about Canadian Tire yesterday. They have a fantastic "price match" deal. Of course Americans can't take advantage of this unless they are visiting Canada, but for our Canadian readers, I hope you can benefit from our experience yesterday.

Monday, June 28, 2010

RV accidents

I saw somebody's post on the forum where the person had driven their motorhome somewhere they shouldn't have, and took out their roof air conditioner. We've never had any kind of serious accident with the motorhome, but we've had a few minor ones...

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The housing bubble is alive and well here in Canada

We sold our house in September of 2007 for $241,000. At the time, I thought that was ridiculously high. How could a basic end unit townhouse be worth that much money? I figured we were getting out near the top of the market, but almost 3 years later I think it would sell now for close to $275,000.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Re-posting old posts

Kevin has already mentioned in the past that I am slowly (slowly being a key word) reposting our older posts from our previous trip journal site.  Well I just finished doing June of 2008.  I am working backwards so that means I still have May back to Jan. 2008 and Dec. back to Oct. 2007.  It will be nice to have all the travel posts on one blog.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Duck hunting

I'm not a hunter... not even close. I have no ambition to kill anything. Well, except for maybe the guy who was tailgating me all the way back to Kingston today. Anyhow, I saw something today that made me think about hunting. Sort of.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

RV cleaning products

At the RV place where I run the parts department, we sell a line of Canadian made RV products. Actually, they're made in Quebec, so they're not really Canadian made. :-) I don't think they sell them in the U.S. yet, which is too bad because they have some fantastic products.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Visiting my sister and a long walk.

On Sunday, I finished up worked at 1pm and went back to Sherman and my Dad to get some lunch and then we were heading off to Dundas which is the other side of Toronto and very close to Hamilton.

Sunday, June 20, 2010


A lot of people like those stick on maps that you attach to the side of your RV and then put the sticker of every state that you visit onto the map.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Busy 24 hours

Friday night, we were invited over to friends for dinner. It was about a 20 minute drive, and we knew we would have a beverage or two, so we arranged to sleep in their tent trailer for the night, rather than having to drive home.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Solar, batteries, and great!

 I didn't work at the RV place today because I was asked to do the morning drive for the blood courier as well as the afternoon. I didn't was a beautiful day for driving. And it meant I had almost two hours for lunch...and because it was a bright sunny day, I decided to test Sherman's new inverter setup.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

What an icky day!

The weather today is so totally different from yesterday.  Yesterday was beautiful, a little on the breezy side but none the less beautiful.  Today on the other hand started out overcast and the rain held off until lunch time then it came down in buckets.  So Whiskey and I stayed inside this afternoon and worked on pictures and made enough yummy split pea and ham soup for lunch tomorrow and the next day and probably the next.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Getting things done!

I'm finally starting to make some progress on the job list. I managed to get off work a bit early on both Saturday and Sunday, and today it was a nice day and it's still light out at 8:45PM. So I did some more work on Sherman, and had a late supper.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ontario Sales Tax

I don't think we have many readers from Ontario, so I thought I'd tell you about what the Ontario government is doing with our retail sales tax.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Inverter installed!

I was lucky to be able to leave work at the RV place at 3:00pm this afternoon, so I came back to the KOA and went right to work on that inverter installation. Figured I had better take advantage of some unexpected free time!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Figuring out the inverter installation

When I got home from work at just before 5pm today, I spent an hour and a half trying to figure out where to install the inverter. I felt like I worked at it for a long time, and didn't get anything accomplished.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Went for a nice hike

Well, I was up at my Dad's again for a couple of days visiting.  He is doing well and working away on his garden.  There is a lot of it, so it takes up a lot of his time as he really got behind on it when my Mom was sick.  He now has it more to the way he would like it and now is looking for more plants to replace the ones that he didn't like or found to be evasive.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bought an new inverter

We have a little 400 watt inverter that we've been using to power the laptops when we're traveling. But it's meant for temporary power and there's no way to mount it permanently. So it's always kind of in the way by the entrance steps because it has to be hooked up close to the batteries.

Monday, June 7, 2010

New GPS unit

Back on May the 5th, I had mentioned that we were thinking about getting a new GPS unit. Our old one was acting funny, and the maps were getting fairly outdated.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Used batteries...SOLD

Well that was a worthwhile day, and tomorrow promises to be productive as well!

Selling used batteries

Late last night I put an advertisement on kijiji to sell our used batteries. Maybe I asked too cheap of a price...I think they'll be gone by the end of the day!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Trying to get things done

This working 7 days a week is great for the finances, but it doesn't leave much time to get things done.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Two months down, five months to go!

Wow the time goes fast.  We have already been back at the campground two months so we now have five to go until we leave for Mexico!  Our last couple of weeks have been pretty busy and I am only now getting back to a regular routine and have most things caught up.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


So it turns out that our daughters "kidney stone" was actually an enlarged appendix. She went back to Nova Scotia on Monday, in as much pain as what she was in when we took her to the hospital last Thursday.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Adsense update

The month of May produced $37.60 worth of adsense income for us from our blog, but only $4.65 of that was in the last 7 days. That compares to $33 or so in the month of April.