Who am I, you ask? A very existential question. Jack of all trades, master of none? Photographer? Writer? Mosaicist?   A traveler of the red road in a motorhome built for two?   We have been traveling in our motorhome on and off for ten years. We have been from Newfoundland to the Baja, from Florida to Vancouver, and many places in between. I have posted tales of our travels, musings on the sights we have  seen and the people we met. I have included lots of photographs, as well as tips and suggestions for those considering the RV life style.   For now we have sold the motor home and have settled into bouncing between New Hampshire and Florida, so perhaps a change in focus in the Diaries is called for. A Native American who travels “the red road” is walking the earth, following the right path of life by seeking truth, friendship, respect and spirituality.  I’m still traveling the Red Road, just not in an RV.

While I like your likes, and I love to get comments, and if you decide to follow the Diaries I’m ecstatic, I ask that you not nominate me for any awards. I appreciate the thought, and I understand their place in the blogosphere, but I don’t want to break the format I’ve set for the Diaries to do all the stuff required to accept such accolades. But, again, thanks for the thought.


  1. Frederick Kezer

    Thanks. I really enjoyed this and look forward to more. Fred

  2. I really like this format. Gives you plenty of room to be creative. Keep it going! Bette and I are packing for our snowbird move from Ozello, FL to Conifer, CO soon. We will be back in the mountains by June 1st. happy trails……………..

  3. We are just in process of choosing a travel trailer and truck and heading out for the next few years, with gaps spent in Europe along the way. So glad I found you or you found me! I will be back and back and back. This is an exciting and scary adventure to be starting out on.

  4. I found your “great Adventure ” post referenced on another site I was looking at. That’s what I love about these blogs, I can travel the world, one link at a time — I’ve wound up in some strange places. You are in Nova Scotia, one of the favorite places we’ve traveled to. We have a house in Florida. We left it with the closets and drawers empty, cherished items packed away and the hope that it rents while we travel…then we don’t have to return for a couple of years. Yes the adventure can seem scary, but many of those issues and concerns you have will take care of themselves…why worry about a future mortgage now? Cross that bridge when you get to it. Life’s too short to expend energy on all those overwhelming “what if’s.” The immediate priorities, like which trailer will suit your needs, or finding a home for you pets (heart wrenching, but critical) are the important ones. I will look forward to following you as well. Judith

  5. What a wonderful adventure! And, thanks for the like on my blog!

  6. Glad I found you. I will recommend your blog to all my RV friends. Maybe they can learn some travel tips.

  7. Tim

    Thanks for the explanation of what a “red road” is. Not an expression I’ve heard before.
    (I’m no expert but our equivalent might be “going walkabout” = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walkabout)

  8. sounds like a similar origin. Although RVer’s took it from the red lines on the older road maps that delineated smaller back roads.

  9. Chevaune

    Great blog, look forward to reading more. Thanks for visiting mine as well, I hope I will be able to catch up with the great number of posts you have done so far! x

  10. Thanks for the like at “Memories on the Journey” – ours is an adventure of the heart as well as the body! Next time you visit, please let us know your thoughts!

    I’m sure to be back here for tips, as our future holds at least one year of RVing across the US whenever we go back that way! -Blessings, jk.

  11. Sami Sharif

    Thanks for looking through my photos. I love your stuff.

  12. What a great blog!!! There is so much to see out there and until I can travel freely I will be living vicariously through you!!! Love the photos and will be keeping tabs on locations I would like to check out myself! Thanks for sharing! Really well done!! 🙂

  13. Just wanted to send a note to say thanks for following thisfloridalife. I truly appreciate my followers and I hope you are having a wonderful day!

  14. What a wonderful blog. Our family is heading out on our FT RV adventure on August 25 and we can hardly wait! Your photos and excellent stories make me all the more excited! Looking forward to many more stories.

  15. Thanks for liking my blog! http://www.tygerpen.wordpress.com
    Your photos are terrific and are a vicarious vacation for me. (If anyone from Oregon finds out I wrote that last sentence, I’ll be chopped down like an Oregon Douglas Fir.)

  16. What a wonderful life you and your hubby have being able to roam the countryside in your RV! I envy you! You have a great blog here with great information and wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing them! And…happy and safe traveling!

  17. Thanks for the Like, and I’m following you because I love reading about people’s travels and adventures. Your format is good, too.

  18. I’ve nominated you for The Sunshine Award! You can see my post here: http://pennilesstraveler.com/2012/08/25/the-sunshine-award/ Congrats!!

    • Thank you so much for the nomination. I appreciate all likes and positive comments and love when people follow along on my travels, but the Diary has a no awards policy. I apreciate the thought though.

  19. I understand that you have a no awards policy, which I completely respect. I really enjoy your blog and have nominated you for One Lovely Blog Award. Keep up the wonderful writing. And again, I totally get it. http://thisfloridalife.com/2012/09/22/lovely-blog-award/

    • Thank you, glad you like it. I try and stay in a “Diary” mode, recounting our travels. All the “stuff” you need to do to accept an award gets me too far away from from that structure…I do appreciate the kind thoughts though.

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  22. nutsfortreasure

    Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year
    I also have an award here for you to attach to your BLOG 🙂


    from NH

  23. David

    Excellent site and a wonderful concept. Keep up the great work!

  24. Thanks for stopping by my blog! We have a camper and dream of doing what you’re doing. I will be following you to see what you’re up to. Happy travels!

    • Thanks, that olive oil cake was too good looking to pass bye. Read your review of le Mis and agreed totally, even on Russell Crowe. I saw it on Broadway, twice. It and its score has always been a favorite.

  25. Looking forward following you and your journeys. I’m still trying to talk hubby in to taking the leap. Thanks for visiting my site.

  26. Thank you for stopping by at my blog.
    Your blog is interesting, and I’m ready to follow you 🙂

  27. You have a lovely blog, love the posts and reading about your travels. Looking forward to reading your future posts and will be traveling with you through them.

    • Thank you for your comments and on deciding to follow our travels. I have been taking the winter off, tending to an ailing parent and having surgery on my hand. Typing is still not easy. Time to hit the road again and head off to the wild western U.S., the Canadian Rockies, Vancouver Island and the west coast…a five month journey to places we have not yet been. We leave in three weeks or so. Loved reading about your world wide adventure, you are fortunate to be able to be so free spirited.

      • Looking forward to reading about your planned trip, you are going to some stunning places! Thank you, I love traveling and am very fortunate that I could incorporate this into my life and make traveling something I do permanently!!

  28. randolph

    Last night i had a dream. Even if i can’t remember it, it must have been very strange, because it made me wake up kinda early, feeling the urge to search “red road diaries” on google. I fell asleep immediately and forgot everything thereafter, until i found out this website on my tablet laying in the night table. I dont even know why im writing this, but this whole thing is creeping the shit out of me.
    Sorry for my english, its not my native language.

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