Out for a walk at the Loynton Moss Nature Reserve, Staffordshire, England.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Preston, Lancashire, England.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Wyke, West Yorkshire, England on May 29th!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

No grandbaby yet...

False alarm labor pains yesterday, and we are still waiting for grandson to make an appearance. We have a feeling this will be an April Fools baby!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Lots to talk about

Some days we have to think of things to talk about, but not today. Nope, still no baby yet, although Lindsey thinks this evening that she may be getting some contractions, so maybe tomorrow will be the day!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Searching for a home base

We went for a drive and checked out a couple of different RV parks as possibilities for a seasonal or even monthly home base for this summer. Because we will be heading to Ottawa in early September, we’re thinking a monthly price will be better. Plus, if we don’t like the spot we choose, we won’t be locked in any longer than a month.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Mexico, on $30 a day

How much did our five month trip cost? Not as much as you would think. In fact, it probably would have been more expensive for us to stay in Canada!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

No baby yet...

Well that was the second coldest night we have ever spent in the motorhome. Temperature went down to -6C (21F) but with the windchill it was -14C (7F). These are near record cold temperatures for this area.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The next few months

Today was a relax day, and I expect we’ll have a few of those over the next week or so. Ruth went with Lindsey and Justin to the grocery store, and I stayed in the apartment where it’s warm, with Whiskey and the two cats…Husky and Phoebe.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Kentville, Nova Scotia

Woke up and turned the thermostat on the furnace higher. When we’re sleeping we just leave it at its lowest setting which keeps the temperature around 10C (50F). And it was a cold clear night, around -6C (21F).

Thursday, March 24, 2011

St. Andrews, New Brunswick

It snowed overnight, just a dusting, but it was still snowing a bit when we left. Made it through Bangor and into the eastern part of Maine where there is still a lot of snow on the ground.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Lewiston, Maine

Woke up before 7:00am and moved from the Wal-mart parking lot, just like we promised we would. The Advance Auto Parts store was just a block away so we went to their parking lot which was empty to wait for their 7:30am opening.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Southington, Connecticut

We rushed out of Wycombe Vineyards just after 7:00am to try and get some driving in before we hit any rush hour traffic. Stopped at Liberty Corner, New Jersey, around 8:30am and used some free wi-fi from the Marriott hotel. Thanks Marriott!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Wycombe, Pennsylvania

It rained last night, and was overcast when we woke up this morning. We drove again right away, but pulled off the highway just before Wilmington because rush hour traffic was getting heavy.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Dover, Delaware

Slept fine at the Roanoke Rapids Walmart. Got up about 7:00am, and hit the road right away. It’s a Sunday, so we want to make it past Washington and Baltimore while the traffic is hopefully a little quieter.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

Sure enough, we slept in a little this morning, and we didn’t leave Pete and Pam’s lake house until just after 9:00am. They have a dump station at the house, so we made use of that before we left. Then we stopped at their store and gas bar and filled up the fuel and the propane. With full fuel, full propane, and empty holding tanks, Sherman is a happy camper!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Cross, SC (day 6)

Another beautiful day. We’ve been really lucky with the weather…high of around 86F (30C) today. Almost Mexico weather! I got the rest of the work with the air springs finished today. Very happy with the way they work, so I’m looking forward to putting in a full tank of gas and still have the vehicle ride level.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Cross, SC (day 5)

We slept in a little this morning. We had planned on leaving here at 8:30am to go visit John and Ellen at Congaree National Park, but we didn’t wake up until 7:30am!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cross, SC (day 4)

Well the air bag system is 95% installed, and working perfectly! I ran the airlines and the wiring and placed the compressor where it will be installed in one of the lower cargo bays.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Cross, SC (day 3)

Another peaceful nights sleep. Woke up a little stiff and sore though, but I have to get the other air bag installed, so I’ll just have to suck it up!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Cross, SC (day 2)

Had a totally peaceful night here at the lakehouse. Didn’t get up until after 7:30am, but I’m sure some of that was due to the various time changes we’ve been through. And, we had to catch up from our lack of sleep beside the train tracks the other night!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Cross, South Carolina

Not a great night at the Cordele, GA Walmart. Do not put this one on your list of overnight places to stop! The train tracks are what did it, we heard train horns blowing pretty much all night long. Oh well.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Cordele, Georgia

Not sure what the temperature got down to last night, but Ruth got up in the middle of the night to put the electric heat on, and even when we got up around 7:00am, it was still only 57F (14C) in the motorhome.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Open Pond Recreation Area, Alabama

Had a good sleep at the Grand Biloxi Casino, but we were both awake early so we left right away and did some driving. I used http://www.gasbuddy.com/ to scout out a cheap gas station along our route about 20 miles away.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Biloxi, Mississippi

We had some laundry to do, so Ruth was in the camp laundramat before 7:30 this morning. Still, we didn’t rush out of Poche’s Fish ‘n camp and didn’t say goodbye to our friends Paula and Jerry until almost 11:00am, which is a pretty late start for us.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

It was still drizzling when we woke up this morning, but the forecast said it was supposed to clear so we stayed put for a couple of hours. Plus, we were waiting to hear back from our friends Paula and Jerry who are trying to arrange us an inexpensive stay where they are at an RV park near todays route.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Vinton, Louisiana

Our record of no precipitation has ended! We heard raindrops on Sherman’s roof last night for the first time since November 13th! That was a pretty darn good run of beautiful weather we had. But it’s over now. It was drizzling when we got up this morning, and it rained on and off all day.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Tomball, Texas

Had a great sleep at the Walmart in Beeville, Texas. A couple of readers (thank you Evelyn and John and Ellen!) mentioned Spring Creek Park in Tomball, Texas as a possible destination, so that’s where we headed.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Beeville, Texas

I went to sleep okay last night, but the loud music woke me up. Chris said later that it was after 3:30am when it stopped. So we were kind of tired this morning, but we said goodbye to Chris and Juan and still got on the road shortly after 7:30am.

Made it into the U.S.A.

Just a short note to say that our drive from Monterrey and our border crossing at Laredo were both totally uneventful. We are now in Texas. Not sure where we're going to end up tonight, but we will try and post a complete update later on today, provided we have internet access!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Potrero Chico (day 2)

A bit of a loud night last night. There was music coming from somewhere until the wee hours, not real loud, but just loud enough to be annoying. No worries, we still got up fairly early, and went for a morning hike.

Our route to South Carolina

Tomorrow (Sunday) we will enter Texas at Laredo. We plan on being in South Carolina a week from tomorrow, and that's about 1400 miles (2,258 kms), or 200 miles (322 kms) per day. Should be no problem, since we will stick to the Interstate for the most part, even though it's not our most favorite way to travel.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Potrero Chico, north of Monterrey

We didn’t leave our parking lot at the hotel until almost 10:00am, figuring that most rush hour traffic would have died down. It was still pretty busy leaving Saltillo, but we made it through with out issue…until we got to the outskirts.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


We were up just before 7:00am, and after saying goodbye to Alejandra and Tonio, we were on the road before 7:30am. We stopped for gas on the outskirts of town ($0.75 per litre $2.83 per gallon) and then as we were slowing at a speed bump, we were flagged down by somebody.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Zacatecas (day 2)

Today was a relax day, especially for me and Whiskey. Our friend Alejandra had some errands in the morning, and of course her son Tonio was in school for the day. But she left us the key to her house, so we had showers and spent time on the internet.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Around 9:20am we left Whiskey to look after Sherman, and walked to el Centro (downtown) which was only about a 15 minute walk. We’re on a busy street, and we wanted to explore some of the churches and buildings so it didn’t make sense to have Whiskey with us.

February living expenses and blog income

Well February turned out to be an interesting month in the finance department. It was actually our cheapest month so far this trip.