Category Archives: USA

Walking the River in San Antonio, Texas

We had hoped waiting a day might mean clearer weather for seeing the Alamo and the Riverwalk, but it was not to be. The wet, cold front that had been following us since New Orleans, and had put a damper

Walking the River in San Antonio, Texas

We had hoped waiting a day might mean clearer weather for seeing the Alamo and the Riverwalk, but it was not to be. The wet, cold front that had been following us since New Orleans, and had put a damper

How to Visit NewYork City in an RV(Part 2)

I was tired after yesterday, traipsing around lower Manhattan and seeing all the sights. Some of the people (and dog) watching was excellent (these two were a favorite),  but I wish we had been able to park the RV in Central

How to Visit NewYork City in an RV(Part 2)

I was tired after yesterday, traipsing around lower Manhattan and seeing all the sights. Some of the people (and dog) watching was excellent (these two were a favorite),  but I wish we had been able to park the RV in Central

sunset SI ferry

How to visit New York City in an RV (Don’t)

I guess you could drive it into midtown, if you really like getting stressed out. Crosstown traffic is a drag in a car, I can’t imagine trying it in an RV, getting stuck in an intersection, and having every cabbie

sunset SI ferry

How to visit New York City in an RV (Don’t)

I guess you could drive it into midtown, if you really like getting stressed out. Crosstown traffic is a drag in a car, I can’t imagine trying it in an RV, getting stuck in an intersection, and having every cabbie

Spelunking in Carlsbad Cavern, New Mexico

I tend to be slightly claustrophobic.  I need to have a few feet of open space in front of my face, so small, tight spaces will usually produce minor panic attacks in me. I had no idea I was like

Spelunking in Carlsbad Cavern, New Mexico

I tend to be slightly claustrophobic.  I need to have a few feet of open space in front of my face, so small, tight spaces will usually produce minor panic attacks in me. I had no idea I was like

A Rainy Day Mission in San Antonio, Texas

We don’t usually drive the RV  on long trips in the winter. In the past we have stuck close to Florida, where warm, sunny days are the norm in January and February, and there is no shortage of things to

A Rainy Day Mission in San Antonio, Texas

We don’t usually drive the RV  on long trips in the winter. In the past we have stuck close to Florida, where warm, sunny days are the norm in January and February, and there is no shortage of things to

Looking for Deep Fried Butter in Skowhegan, Maine

Have you ever had deep dried butter? How about chicken fried bacon? If not I imagine you haven’t been to a State Fair lately. There seems to be a philosophy at these fairs that says if you can eat it,

Looking for Deep Fried Butter in Skowhegan, Maine

Have you ever had deep dried butter? How about chicken fried bacon? If not I imagine you haven’t been to a State Fair lately. There seems to be a philosophy at these fairs that says if you can eat it,

Pier

Searching for a Cocktail in Rockport, Massachusetts

Driving the RV north along the coast towards Maine, we had just passed the Boston area and decided to get off the road early and explore the Gloucester and Cape Ann area. We’d always heard Cape Ann billed as the

Pier

Searching for a Cocktail in Rockport, Massachusetts

Driving the RV north along the coast towards Maine, we had just passed the Boston area and decided to get off the road early and explore the Gloucester and Cape Ann area. We’d always heard Cape Ann billed as the

Climbing the Family Tree in Versailles, Missouri

Sometimes traveling in the RV gives us the flexibility to pursue things other than just beautiful scenery. I had been spending a good deal of time online with Ancestry.com tracing my family history. My dad’s father always lived in Iowa,

Climbing the Family Tree in Versailles, Missouri

Sometimes traveling in the RV gives us the flexibility to pursue things other than just beautiful scenery. I had been spending a good deal of time online with Ancestry.com tracing my family history. My dad’s father always lived in Iowa,

Of Sea Dogs, Portholes and Portland (Maine, that is)

Since we decided to get off the road and park the RV in New Hampshire for the entire Summer we have been doing a lot of White Mountain and Lakes District  outdoorsy type of stuff. You know, hiking, fishing, kayaking and such.

Of Sea Dogs, Portholes and Portland (Maine, that is)

Since we decided to get off the road and park the RV in New Hampshire for the entire Summer we have been doing a lot of White Mountain and Lakes District  outdoorsy type of stuff. You know, hiking, fishing, kayaking and such.

Northern Maine. It’s Not Bar Harbor, It’s Better

It’s just over two hours from our camp in Quebec to Jackman, Maine. Two hours but a world apart. Twenty miles over the border and we’ve traded French, urban, chic for North Woods back county. We arrived at our campground

Northern Maine. It’s Not Bar Harbor, It’s Better

It’s just over two hours from our camp in Quebec to Jackman, Maine. Two hours but a world apart. Twenty miles over the border and we’ve traded French, urban, chic for North Woods back county. We arrived at our campground

bear

Close Encounters of the Bear-able kind

New Hampshire has lots of wildlife. Most of the time they keep to themselves, hiding in the woods. If you get out early, or late at night you might run into them. Literally. Moose, in particular, can be found just

bear

Close Encounters of the Bear-able kind

New Hampshire has lots of wildlife. Most of the time they keep to themselves, hiding in the woods. If you get out early, or late at night you might run into them. Literally. Moose, in particular, can be found just

Wandering Watkins Glen, New York

Leaving Niagara Falls we had several driving options to get us to Long Island where we had a wedding to attend.  Looking at the map we decided to go through the Finger Lakes region of upstate, New York. It’s pretty,

Wandering Watkins Glen, New York

Leaving Niagara Falls we had several driving options to get us to Long Island where we had a wedding to attend.  Looking at the map we decided to go through the Finger Lakes region of upstate, New York. It’s pretty,

St. Petersburg (Florida, not Russia)

There is St. Petersburg, Florida and there is the other one in Russia (the one formerly known as Leningrad). If you are traveling in an RV, the Florida one is easier to get to. It is a big city, and

St. Petersburg (Florida, not Russia)

There is St. Petersburg, Florida and there is the other one in Russia (the one formerly known as Leningrad). If you are traveling in an RV, the Florida one is easier to get to. It is a big city, and

The Not So Easy Big Easy

You can plan just about everything you need for a road trip, except the weather. We arrived at Fairview Riverside RV in Madisonville, Louisiana just as a cold front came through bringing 40 degree temperatures and driving rain. The park

The Not So Easy Big Easy

You can plan just about everything you need for a road trip, except the weather. We arrived at Fairview Riverside RV in Madisonville, Louisiana just as a cold front came through bringing 40 degree temperatures and driving rain. The park

The Redneck Riviera

I was trying to remember the book I read that originally introduced me to the term the “Redneck Riviera” to describe the beach areas of Florida’s panhandle. It was a long time ago. I remember it was a detective series

The Redneck Riviera

I was trying to remember the book I read that originally introduced me to the term the “Redneck Riviera” to describe the beach areas of Florida’s panhandle. It was a long time ago. I remember it was a detective series

Gi Chi Gamiing Petroglyphs and $50 vodka

Gi Chi Gamiing, meaning “Great Lake” to the Ojibwe Indians, is Lake Superior to the rest of us. We have spent about six weeks touring around it, and now we are closing that circle. We left Wawa and headed south

Gi Chi Gamiing Petroglyphs and $50 vodka

Gi Chi Gamiing, meaning “Great Lake” to the Ojibwe Indians, is Lake Superior to the rest of us. We have spent about six weeks touring around it, and now we are closing that circle. We left Wawa and headed south

How To Run Away and Join the Pro Bass Tour

Calling all anglers. Are you tired of that 9 to 5 job? Do you watch those Saturday fishing shows and say to yourself, “I could do that.”  I mean how hard could it be? You go out with a few

How To Run Away and Join the Pro Bass Tour

Calling all anglers. Are you tired of that 9 to 5 job? Do you watch those Saturday fishing shows and say to yourself, “I could do that.”  I mean how hard could it be? You go out with a few

Deusenberg

It’s a Doozy!

It’s a doozy, meaning it’s bizarre or extraordinary. Do you know where that term originated? The Deusenberg was a fabulous car in the 1920’s and 1930’s and when people saw them they’d say, “It’s a Doozy.” I happen to know

Deusenberg

It’s a Doozy!

It’s a doozy, meaning it’s bizarre or extraordinary. Do you know where that term originated? The Deusenberg was a fabulous car in the 1920’s and 1930’s and when people saw them they’d say, “It’s a Doozy.” I happen to know

Getting Gettysburg

Here’s an insight  into Hubby’s priorities when it comes to scheduling our stops. We had a nice pastoral campsite in Northern Virginia, relaxing and enjoying the historical sights and visits with family and friends. We were planning on moving to

Getting Gettysburg

Here’s an insight  into Hubby’s priorities when it comes to scheduling our stops. We had a nice pastoral campsite in Northern Virginia, relaxing and enjoying the historical sights and visits with family and friends. We were planning on moving to

So, exactly what do you do all summer in New Hampshire??

Living in an RV means we have no lawns or gardens to tend to. Cleaning and maintaining a 300 square foot vehicle doesn’t take all that long. We don’t have a lot of storage so we don’t go out shopping

So, exactly what do you do all summer in New Hampshire??

Living in an RV means we have no lawns or gardens to tend to. Cleaning and maintaining a 300 square foot vehicle doesn’t take all that long. We don’t have a lot of storage so we don’t go out shopping