The Palace of the Isle at Łazienki Park in Warsaw, Poland.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Warsaw, Poland.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Not sure yet.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Staying in Kingston for the winter

I apologize for not posting for a while, and we appreciate the concern from all who have sent us notes.

Ruth's Mom had been suffering from Alzheimers for the last couple of years and we didn't expect that she would make it through the winter. So we made plans to stick close to home for this winter. We've been lucky enough to come across a nice house sitting opportunity in Kingston, so will be spending the winter here. Unfortunately, Ruth's Mom passed away a couple of weeks ago, but now that we've made the plans we're going to follow through and stay here. Sherman will be parked for the winter.

The bright side to this plan is that we hope to head to Yukon and Alaska in May of 2010, and spend the summer exploring the north!

Oh, and we've been living in the motorhome full time for 2 years, as of this week. And, loving it...

Sunday, July 19, 2009

New job

Boy, I have been lazy with the updates!

We continue to wait for summer to begin. Well, we’ve been getting the odd nice day, maybe highs of 23C (75F) or so, but certainly not as warm as it should be, and too much rain as well.I started a new job, while adjusting my hours at the RV place. First time in my life I think, that I have worked two jobs at the same time! But between them, they only add up to 36 hours per week. I enjoy the difference between them, so it doesn’t feel like working full time. All so that we can go back south this winter! Anyhow, I picked up a contract courier route between Kingston and Perth…about 85 km’s (52 miles) each way, 5 days a week. It’s very good money for 3 hours per day.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Road trip!

Unfortunately, with just the car.

Sherman will stay put, parked up at the Kingston KOA.

We're off to visit our daughter in Nova Scotia and to see her college graduation ceremony. It'll be a whirlwind trip...leaving tonight at 4pm, driving through the night and arriving at her place Monday morning sometime...1,600 kms (1,000 miles) each way. We both have to work again on Thursday, so will be leaving Nova Scotia on Wednesday morning to return to here.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Back in Kingston

Well the last week went by very quickly. We left last Sunday at 4pm and drove all night to get to Lindsey’s place in Kentville, NS. We took turns driving, but still found it difficult to get any sleep on the road. Driving 1,600 kms (1,000 miles) straight through is a LOOOONG drive!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Kingston, Ontario

Saturday May 30…7:45am

Well, we have been a full month at the KOA Kingston. Work is going well, and there’s not much else going on. Ruth has been given extra hours working at the campground…she’s now in charge of cleaning the pool as well.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Kingston, Ontario

Friday May 15…9:30pm

Okay, time for an update. After writing this journal almost every day for the last 18 months, I needed a break!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Kingston, Ontario

Sherman and our car at the Kingston KOA Kampground

Friday May 1…11:00pm

Drove down to our summer parking spot today. We are parked up at the KOA near Kingston, Ontario for the next 6 months. About a 2 hour drive from either of our parents, so close visiting distance.

Ruth will be handling the “workamping” responsibilities, which involve 16 hours per week of work at the campground in order to pay for our full service campsite. We also get free internet, and free use of the laundry. Any hours over and above the 16, she will get paid for. I will go into Kingston and get a job…hopefully something within bike riding distance from the campground, although we do have our small car with us.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Galetta, Ontario

Wednesday April 29…11:00pm

On the road at 7am, and our first stop before leaving Plattsburgh was to fill up with propane. Even with the exchange rate still at 1.25, we are cheaper filling up here before entering Canada. The propane level in the tank had never been this low, and I was hoping that maybe by filling it up, it would fix our problem with the fridge not running on gas. For whatever reason, this did not fix the problem. Not a big deal, because we’ll be plugged in to electric for the next 6 months.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Plattsburgh, New York (day 7)

Monday April 27…11:00pm

It warmed up again today, and peaked with another record high, this time at 92F (33C)! Very strange weather.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Plattsburgh, New York (day 6)

Sunday Apr 26…11:30pm

How quickly the temperature changes! Yesterday was a record high 88F (31C), and today we were lucky if it hit 55F (12C).

And they played baseball again, so Ruth and I sat and watched the games while wrapped up in our sleeping bags. Have I mentioned we don’t like the cold!? Anyhow, they were great games, and Plattsburgh won them both, 6-5 and 10-9.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Plattsburgh, New York (day 5)

Saturday Apr 25…11:00pm

We were at the ballpark for 12 noon, and it was shorts and t-shirts weather. High today turned out to be a record 88F (31C) so it was fantastic. Plus the baseball was great.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Plattsburgh, New York (day 4)

Friday Apr 24…11:00pm

Got up this morning and the fridge was making funny noises. Sounded like the gas flame would light and then go out, and then light again, sputter, and go out. I couldn’t see that the burner would be dirty again, because it wasn’t that long ago that I took it apart and cleaned it…but I took it apart again anyhow. Put it back together, and this time it wouldn’t light at all. Now, I know that our propane is low, probably lower than it’s ever been but that shouldn’t make a difference until it’s actually empty.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Plattsburgh, New York (day 3)

Thursday Apr 23…11:30pm

Again didn’t do much today. It’s supposed to warm up tomorrow, and be a nice hot sunny weekend…so we can’t wait for that. Our suntans are starting to disapppear already!

Ruth did some grocery shopping with Kathy.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Plattsburgh, New York (day 2)

Wednesday Apr 22…11:00pm

Didn’t do much this morning…too cold outside, and still showers on and off so we stayed in the motorhome.

But around noon, Kathy (who’s driveway we are staying in) asked us if we were going to the baseball game. We weren’t going to because it looked like it might get cancelled, and it’s an hour and a half south of here in Vermont. She said she wouldn’t mind going, but she didn’t want to drive. Then she asked if I would drive if we took her car. I said sure, and so the 3 of us took off to Middlebury Vermont to watch baseball. They ended up getting the whole game in, but they lost 5-7…and then it started raining right at the end.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Plattsburgh, New York

Tuesday April 21…11:15pm

When checking email this morning, we found that Alex’s baseball game was cancelled for today due to wet weather. And when checking the weather forecast for Middlebury Vermont, it’s not looking very promising for tomorrows game either.