Coastline at Antalya, Turkiye.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Antalya, Turkiye.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Paris, France on May 1st.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New shocks

I have ordered new front shocks for Sherman! I'm pretty sure that the front shocks on our motorhome are the original ones from 1995, and now have 66,000 miles on them. Now, that number of miles is still pretty low for a 1995, but when you've driven on Mexican highways you can probably double that!

Anyhow, I've ordered Bilstein HD shocks at a cost of $93 each and hopefully they'll show up by Friday so that I can have them installed during our trip out to Cape Breton Island.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Out and about

Well this past weekend I have been out and about visiting.

On Saturday, I went out to breakfast with two school friends that I have known since Grade 1.  That was so long ago, but we always manage to get together at least once a year.  It was nice to get see them and catch up on all the news.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


I was looking through our pictures over the years, trying to figure out when the last time was that Ruth and I were apart for a full two weeks. Ruth will probably pipe in and answer that question real quick, and I can't recall offhand but I have a feeling it was quite a long time ago.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Everybody loves a parade

I stopped in town this morning to pick up some clips that I needed in order to put Sherman's dash back together. After that, I was on the way to Lindsey and Justin's because we were going to the 79th Annual Apple Blossom Parade.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Guess what?

It's been raining again.   I know, I know everyone is tired about everyone's post complaining about the weather. I guess we are lucky, considering we just have to deal with wet weather while others are dealing with floods and tornadoes.  We really feel for those people, some have lost everything or are trying to save everything from rising waters.

Almost like summer

Less than a week to go until Ruth returns and we can hit the road again. When she gets back, we're heading to Cape Breton Island to explore the Cabot Trail. We were there in the summer of 2008 and it's a beautiful part of the world so we're looking forward to going back there for a couple of weeks.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

We're going to have a contest!

With a valuable RV related item as a prize!

No rain!

Well I think I have gone about 5 days here in Ontario with no rain.  I think that is a record!  It still hasn't been real nice spring weather, except for Saturday when I went to Plattsburg to pick up Alex, that turned out to be a beautiful day.  It is still cool and more overcast than sunny, but I will take that, it helps keep the mosquitoes at bay.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Almost BBQ weather

Yesterday turned out good enough that it almost felt like barbecue weather. They had been calling for showers again, but it never did rain. Good thing, because Lindsey and Justin and Cameron came up to visit and go for a hike.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Motorhome repairs

I spent some time yesterday afternoon working on Sherman. You know, that "to do" list that I am going to get done before Ruth returns!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

School is Over

Yesterday was a long day for me.  I was going to Plattsburgh, NY to pick up our son, Alex for the very last time.  After 5 years of college and university in the States he is finished for good.  He has graduated with honours with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Math.  Way to go Alex, we are so proud of you.

Online medication

Whiskey (now 15 years old) has a heart murmur that has essentially caused congestive heart failure. She has been prescribed a medication called Vetmedin that makes her heart pump more efficiently.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


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Friday, May 20, 2011

A Nice Hike

This is the second post for the day.  To read Kevin's earlier post just click on the previous post.

We I didn't do very much yesterday.  I woke up to rain and it continued off and on throughout the day.  So I stayed inside for most of it.  I did make my dad his favourite cake and later took KC, my dad's dog for a short walk while there was a break in the weather.  Then later on made a nice fish dish for supper.

Out for a bike ride

We got another decent day here on Gaspereau Mountain, so I took advantage of it to go for a nice bicycle ride. Only problem is that we are pretty much located at the top of a hill here, it's not really a mountain. So pretty much any direction leads down, which means you have to cycle back up!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Galetta, Ontario

Well it was an early morning yesterday, up at 4:45am had a tea/coffee and a bowl of cereal and out the door at 5:30am on our way to the airport.  Very foggy that morning but no problems as it was dawn so we had some light.

An exciting day!

Well, not exactly. But that's better than putting a title that says "Defrosting the refrigerator"! Not a bad day however. Not as much sun as I would have liked, but it was nice to have the windows open and just the screen on the side door. Sherman was due for a little fresh air!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Just me and the dog

We did manage to get out for a nice walk in the woods yesterday morning, and I don’t think it rained all day! No sun either, but at least it didn’t rain.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Adsense color codes

A lot of you have Adsense advertising on your blogs. I'm always trying different ways to increase the revenue from Adsense, and our monthly income is starting to show some consistent gains.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Rain, rain, go away...

We’ve going to have to buy an anchor. Because without one, we’re afraid that Sherman is going to float away!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Price of Milk

Most of our readers know that we're always searching for a deal and that we hate paying full price for anything. So when we bought our first jug of milk after arriving here in Nova Scotia, we had a bit of a shock.

Walk in the forest

Yesterday turned out better than they said it would be, and although it was overcast most of the day, it didn’t rain like they said it would.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Gaspereau Mountain

We spent the day with Lindsey and Cameron yesterday. He sure is a good little baby, and Lindsey is such a good mom. He’s about six weeks old now, so he’s starting to become alert and smile.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Back in Kentville area

Made it back to Kentville. We actually didn’t see any rain yesterday, so perhaps the weather is changing. But, it was still overcast all day.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Lunenburg (day 2)

Despite the weather (yes, it’s still raining) we had a pretty good day yesterday. We walked into Lunenburg, about 10 minutes from the campground, and went to the Bluenose II restoration.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

It stopped raining just long enough yesterday morning to return the bikes to the back of Sherman. Our couchsurfing host David was at work, so we said goodbye to the other couchsurfers and headed out for the long drive to Lunenburg.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Blogger functions

We spent the whole day yesterday inside the house. Why? Because it poured with rain all day. Even Whiskey didn’t want to go outside.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Crescent Beach (day 3)

We did manage to go for a walk yesterday morning without getting drenched. In fact, the day turned out slightly better than was forecast, but the weather is still terrible.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Crescent Beach (day 2)

Yesterday morning was still cool, although the rain held off long enough for us to go for a 14 km (8.7 mile) bike ride. We haven’t had the bikes on the road since Mexico!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Near Crescent Beach, Nova Scotia

By the time we finished breakfast yesterday, the sun was shining! It was still cool and a bit windy, but at least we had the sun. We took Whiskey for a nice walk all the way around Graves Island.

So this looks like not a bad website to buy camping gear .

Friday, May 6, 2011

Graves Island boat launch, near Chester

We left Ross Farm Museum at around 8:30am yesterday. It was VERY foggy  and drizzly and it didn’t really start to clear up at all so we only drove about 35 kms (22 miles) to the town of Chester.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Ross Farm Museum

We left our spot at Tracey’s house at around 9:30am yesterday. We stopped at the gas station and put $140 worth of fuel into Sherman, and that gave us about half a tank! But it should be enough to last us for the month because we’re not going very far.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Customer service extremes

Last September we wrote about the exceptional customer service that we received from the Lagostina Cookware Company. Yesterday, we had another exceptional experience.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Puttering around

We were going to be heading out on our next Nova Scotia exploration this morning, but we’ve decided to put it off for one more day.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Blomidon Provincial Park

Most of our Canadian readers will know that today is election day in Canada. Will anything change? Well all we can do is hope, I suppose.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

April expenses and Adsense income

 Not a bad month, but once again the “ miscellaneous” expenses were higher than we like them to be. On the website income side of things,  our Adsense revenue once again had a pretty good month.