A nice start to the day at Lower Mazinaw Lake, Ontario, Canada.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Ottawa, Canada.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Reuniting with Max in Germany on October 1st.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

A nice spring day

We fired up Sherman yesterday morning and drove the 6 kms (4 miles) or so over to Tracey’s place. We’re parked up on her front lawn overlooking the street, but it’s not a busy street and there’s a farm across the road, so it’s a decent spot for a few days.

Tracey was off to work, but her boyfriend Gary was here to welcome us. There’s been a lot of rain and the ground was a little soft so we parked on wood blocks which immediately sank into the ground. Still, we’ll be able to drive away on Tuesday with no problems.

Sherman, parked up at Tracey's house

Spent the morning filing our taxes. Because we only worked for six months of the year and we still paid a lot of school expenses for our son, we are officially “low income Canadians” and so we get the benefits that go along with that in Canada. No job, no money, no future! So we’re looking forward to a healthy tax refund over the next few days!

After lunch, we took Whiskey for a walk along the dyke that separates the water in the Minas Basin from the towns of Port Williams and Wolfville. Because of the high tides, there would be a lot of consistant flooding in these areas without this complex system of dykes that were built in the 1700’s to increase fertile farmland in the area. Most of the dykes are now also used as walking trails.

Whiskey, with the village of Port Williams in the background

Ruth and Whiskey, with the town of Wolfville in the background

It turned into a decent afternoon. Even though the sun didn’t come out much, it was still t-shirt weather. I got the bikes off the back of Sherman and put the proper amount of air in the tires in the hopes that we can go for a bike ride today. One of the benefits of where we are parked is that there are a lot of nice paved side roads that arean’t at all busy. This will be first time using the bikes since Mexico!

No rain so far today, so maybe we’ll get some much needed cleanup done to Sherman as well as the little car. Both of them need oil changes too, so maybe I’ll get ambitious enough to do that too.


Just noticed that our hit counter off to the right hand side is about to go over 100,000 today! I'll have to figure out how to get an extra digit there!


  1. I just saw it turn over to 1000,000 and I guess you don't have to figure out how to get that extra digit out there. Have a good weekend.

  2. With the clouds and coat it still looks cold in the pictures, We had a gorgeous day yesterday sunny all day, got a lot of mowing but I still have a lot of wet areas I have to wait to dry. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

  3. Wow! congratulations at over 100,000 hits! We are like that too, no job, no money, no stress... just loving life. Especially the warmer weather.

  4. Sure is nice at tax time to be "poor" canadians! I hope to have that benefit soon as well!

    Sure looks pretty out there.

    Stay safe!

  5. Wow 100,000 I wish... I struggle getting views lol I am always pimping myself... I guess RV crafting is such a bore. My other blog Jorge and Evielynne I think is 7,000 so that one is hurting too... One day!!
    Always great seeing flowers this time of year on everyones blogs - makes for a great summer!!
    eeek tax time - although we made back this year a first for us...


  6. Isn't it wonderful to see things bloom again? The tulips are blooming here. Yea!!

  7. Kenny and Angela...Well they do call it Amazing Counters, so it amazed us. Hope you have a good weekend too.

    Sam and Donna...Glad you are having nice weather. Our day will come.

    George and Suzie...Thanks! We love living the simple life. Now if only we could get the warmer weather.

    WBY...There are some advantages, just need to know how to make the little you have last longer. We have fun doing that.

    Evielynne...When we started we thought 100,000 was a long way off. I think you grab more people with a travel blog opposed to a crafting one as you will most likely reach a larger audience. Just keep working at it and you will reach it too.

    Janie and John...I love seeing all the spring flowers blooming. Daffodils are one of my favorite flowers.

    Kevin, Ruth and Whiskey


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