Polar bear at the Toronto Zoo, Canada.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Ottawa, Canada.

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

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Adventure Cycle Experience

Back at the end of January 2009 we were camped out in Chiapas, Mexico at a neat little spot called Agua Azul. As we were getting set up, a couple of Canadian cyclists arrived. These young guys were riding their bicycles all the way from Edmonton, Alberta to Buenos Aries, Argentina!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Diefenbunker

"People do not want to believe there is going to be atomic bombing of Canada. The thought disturbs our equanimity. We like to look at the situation as though we were protected and insulated by many thousands of miles of sea and a northern ice cap. It's going to take an educational campaign to make people realize the danger in which we find ourselves." - Canada's Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, May 25, 1957, House of Commons.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Anybody wanna go to Cuba?

I know this doesn't work for most of our American readers, but one of the few benefits we get from being Canadians is that we can travel to Cuba, and there are sometimes some VERY cheap deals to do so.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Ottawa and race weekend

Ottawa is the capital of Canada, but it often gets overlooked because it is located so close to, and in between, the much larger cities of both Montreal and Toronto. But Ottawa is a really nice city in the summer, and worth a visit. There's lots to see if you've never been there.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Road trip!

Just because we wanted to go for a drive. So we set out with Ruth's dad Tony, and his dog KC. It's about two hours from here down to the shore of Lake Ontario at Kingston. This is where we worked for a couple of summers and we  wanted to visit.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Some pictures

It's been a really dry spring here in Ontario, but we had a big thunderstorm go through this area yesterday afternoon.

Friday, May 25, 2012

We're number one!

Well, you all knew that anyhow didn't you?! But more specifically, we're now in number one spot in the Australia contest. We can't believe how many of our readers have become involved with our entry.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

What the heck is that?!

Actually, it's just a little bug. But our new camera has a "super macro" setting where you can take extreme closeups...check this out!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

London Transit

Doing some research on the London, England transit system. We will be in London for eight days, and of course we want to travel the city as economically as possible.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Three weeks from today

Only three weeks and we will be heading down to Toronto and hopping aboard our flight to England. I guess we better start doing some planning!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Wanna free pair of Ray-Bans?

Anybody want a free pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses? All you have to do is fish them out of the Madawaska River!

Sunday, May 20, 2012


A little slow getting going this morning. First of all, we slept in because we stayed up late watching television. What? Watching television? That's not normal for us. Well I'll tell you, there's a reason we don't watch television.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

How to explore a city inexpensively

Accommodation can be a major expense for a visit to any city, but once you've got that looked after you can still save a lot of money during your visit to the city itself.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Nice weather

We've been fortunate that we've had decent weather since we showed up here. Perhaps we really did bring the Mexican sunshine with us!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Megapixels and Memory Cards

It's a pretty safe bet that everybody who travels has a camera. But I think a lot of people don't realize that digital cameras have come a long way in the last couple of years and that you don't need to spend $1,000 to take decent pictures. Having just bought a new camera, I thought I'd give a little primer on the electronics and what 99% of you don't need.