Four wheel drive adventure in the Sahara Desert, Mauritania.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Chinguetti, Mauritania.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Back to Morocco on January 31st.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Our "great" Canadian health care system...part 3

As I said in the previous post, we have been very lucky (and smart) that as a family we haven't needed to use our "free" Canadian health care system very much during our lifetimes.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Our "great" Canadian health care system...part 2

The last experience I had with our health care was in November of last year...I was doing a pickup at one doctor's office, and they were doing renovations on the building. It was an older building, and the stairway wasn't made for taller people. I was bounding up the stairs two at a time and crack....I smacked my head on the landing above.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Our "great" Canadian health care system...part 1

Well, I had some first hand experience with our "free" health care system today. It's not very often that I do, because I don't have any health problems...but I was with our daughter today and she had a problem.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Bought a new wi-fi antenna

I finally saw a deal on a new antenna for wi-fi when we're traveling. We had been using a Hawking HWU8DD that we bought almost three years ago. It was the best $75 we ever spent. Had lots of use out of it, and it still works but it's got a loose connection inside and sometimes acts funny.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Late spring heat wave

I love it! Last year, we didn't have a summer. I think the high for last year in this area was 27C (81F), and it rained all last July...but not this year!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Another beautiful day!

And they're calling for sunny and warm for the rest of the week! Highs around 27C (81F).

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Long Weekend is upon us

Well the first long weekend of the camping season is upon us.  The campground is full.  Every RV spot is taken and then some.  Most of the unserviced tenting sites are even taken, some with RV's and travel trailers.  It looks like a parking lot here.  Everyone is enjoying themselves though.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Almost summer

Today almost felt like summer! I wore shorts to work at the RV place, and we even had the overhead door open for the first time this year. It's a lot brighter working in there when the big door is open.

And then it was a nice drive for my afternoon job. I finally stopped along the way to take a picture of something that I've been wanting a picture of for a while.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Our son is back in Ottawa

Well I am back from my Dad's now.  I went up Monday afternoon and yesterday we took a road trip to Plattsburg, NY to pick up our son Alex, who is now finished school for the year.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Just another day

Yesterday, Ruth went up to visit her father, and they went together on a roadtrip to New York State to pick up our son from school and bring him back to Ottawa where he's spending the summer.

So I'm all alone.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Baseball. The end.

I didn't know exactly how to title this, but the way I wrote the title is the way I feel. We have watched our son playing baseball every year since he was 8 years old, and now it's over.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Genealogy and ancestry

I find this stuff fascinating. There is so much information available online now that you can dig up your family history right back into the mid 1800's with not much problem at all.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Busy, busy, busy

Well just like the title says, I've been busy.  The campground is pretty much all ready now.  We are having some issues with the swimming pool.  Hans the owner wanted it open this weekend for the KOA Kare Kamp weekend.  Unfortunately I don't think that will happen.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The entertainment is about to begin

Tomorrow is the first busy weekend of the summer here at the KOA. They have a special deal where you pay for Friday night, and then get Saturday for free. It's a good deal, and they collect donations and hold fundraising events for the KOA Care Camps, which is a registered charity that funds camping for kids with cancer.

It's usually close to sold out, so our peace and quiet is about to end...