Category Archives: USA

Conquering the Blue Ridge Redux

Winding our way north, the Blue Ridge Parkway becomes the Skyline Drive as it enters Shenandoah National Park. However the scenery does not become any less beautiful. The blue green haze of the distant peaks continues to draw you in.

Conquering the Blue Ridge Redux

Winding our way north, the Blue Ridge Parkway becomes the Skyline Drive as it enters Shenandoah National Park. However the scenery does not become any less beautiful. The blue green haze of the distant peaks continues to draw you in.

Conquering the Blue Ridge

Back in the day, before we had our RV, when the idea traveling the Red Roads was just a faint germ of a possibility, we used to drive from Long Island to South Carolina on a regular basis.   No

Conquering the Blue Ridge

Back in the day, before we had our RV, when the idea traveling the Red Roads was just a faint germ of a possibility, we used to drive from Long Island to South Carolina on a regular basis.   No

If we are near Atlanta we must be in traffic

Hubby usually avoids driving the RV anywhere near a major city. Get on a major highway, near a city, and you face unfamiliar interchanges,  rush hour traffic, and frenzied drivers. It’s one of the reasons we stick to the back

If we are near Atlanta we must be in traffic

Hubby usually avoids driving the RV anywhere near a major city. Get on a major highway, near a city, and you face unfamiliar interchanges,  rush hour traffic, and frenzied drivers. It’s one of the reasons we stick to the back

Wikii Wachee Mermaids

Mermaids, Manatees and Kitch

Think Florida and Disney World or the beaches of Tampa and Miami may come to mind. But do you think of Mermaids? Live ones, swimming underwater for your entertainment pleasure? Florida has more than 160 state parks. Many are in

Wikii Wachee Mermaids

Mermaids, Manatees and Kitch

Think Florida and Disney World or the beaches of Tampa and Miami may come to mind. But do you think of Mermaids? Live ones, swimming underwater for your entertainment pleasure? Florida has more than 160 state parks. Many are in

Kayaking lake superior

R and R in Iron River, Wisconsin

I know what you’re thinking. “They travel all over in an RV. Why do they need R and R?” (Rest and Recuperation for you non military types.) “Their life is R and R.”  I’ll explain. We had just spent a

Kayaking lake superior

R and R in Iron River, Wisconsin

I know what you’re thinking. “They travel all over in an RV. Why do they need R and R?” (Rest and Recuperation for you non military types.) “Their life is R and R.”  I’ll explain. We had just spent a

The Summit

Panic on Mt. Washington, New Hampshire

Are you afraid of heights?  I’m not, but I may have mentioned that Hubby is. I rearrange our RV road travel so as not to encounter switchbacks, drop offs or steep inclines. So what was I thinking when I talked

The Summit

Panic on Mt. Washington, New Hampshire

Are you afraid of heights?  I’m not, but I may have mentioned that Hubby is. I rearrange our RV road travel so as not to encounter switchbacks, drop offs or steep inclines. So what was I thinking when I talked

Magnolia Plantation

Song of the South: Charleston, SC

We have visited many times, lived there both part-time and full-time, and when we are done wandering would like to return.  (My first choice would actually be Manhattan, but Hubby won’t step foot in the place. Too much noise, too

Magnolia Plantation

Song of the South: Charleston, SC

We have visited many times, lived there both part-time and full-time, and when we are done wandering would like to return.  (My first choice would actually be Manhattan, but Hubby won’t step foot in the place. Too much noise, too

Smoky Mountains

On Top of Old Smoky

We have been there twice. Once on our way back from the Memphis in May Barbecue Festival and another time when we were heading through North Carolina for the Cherokee Pow Wow on our way to Montreal and Quebec. We will probably

Smoky Mountains

On Top of Old Smoky

We have been there twice. Once on our way back from the Memphis in May Barbecue Festival and another time when we were heading through North Carolina for the Cherokee Pow Wow on our way to Montreal and Quebec. We will probably

Up the U.P.

The U.P., short for the Upper Peninsula, in case you are unfamiliar with the area, is the northern most stretch of Michigan.  Wisconsin forms the southwest border of the Peninsula, the rest of it is surrounded by Great Lakes. Superior

Up the U.P.

The U.P., short for the Upper Peninsula, in case you are unfamiliar with the area, is the northern most stretch of Michigan.  Wisconsin forms the southwest border of the Peninsula, the rest of it is surrounded by Great Lakes. Superior

Cana Isl. Light

Door County, Wisconsin: lighthouses, cherries and cheese

Think Green Bay and what comes to mind? The Packers? Cold, snow filled sunday afternoon football?  Certainly not an idyllic body of water, cute towns and harbors, cherry pie and pastoral farmland. We were on the start of our tour

Cana Isl. Light

Door County, Wisconsin: lighthouses, cherries and cheese

Think Green Bay and what comes to mind? The Packers? Cold, snow filled sunday afternoon football?  Certainly not an idyllic body of water, cute towns and harbors, cherry pie and pastoral farmland. We were on the start of our tour

Where to Next? Planning a trip

Planning our RV trips is not rocket science.  Our starting approach varies but it usually entails the use of a map. Sometimes it is a specific event we want to attend, like when we went to the Memphis in May

Where to Next? Planning a trip

Planning our RV trips is not rocket science.  Our starting approach varies but it usually entails the use of a map. Sometimes it is a specific event we want to attend, like when we went to the Memphis in May

The Beat of the Heartland

Give a hundred people the opportunity to go on a vacation to wherever they choose and the picks would be as varied as the people asked. Headng west, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon or Glacier are top candidates. The Rockies, the

The Beat of the Heartland

Give a hundred people the opportunity to go on a vacation to wherever they choose and the picks would be as varied as the people asked. Headng west, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon or Glacier are top candidates. The Rockies, the

A Jumper

Catch of the Day, Broad Bay, New Hampshire

Not a photo catch, well, yes that too. I mean a real catch, the elusive small mouth, the one that hubby is out there seeking every morning. This is his passion. This is why we are here in New Hampshire.

A Jumper

Catch of the Day, Broad Bay, New Hampshire

Not a photo catch, well, yes that too. I mean a real catch, the elusive small mouth, the one that hubby is out there seeking every morning. This is his passion. This is why we are here in New Hampshire.

Ocala, Florida Horse Tails

Prior to leaving on our current road trip to New Hampshire I spent the last few months looking for things to do near the home base in Florida.We were getting the house ready to rent so we can move from

Ocala, Florida Horse Tails

Prior to leaving on our current road trip to New Hampshire I spent the last few months looking for things to do near the home base in Florida.We were getting the house ready to rent so we can move from

Deep in the ♥ of Texas, Remember the Alamo

I love irony. I bring this up because I was clearing out a file  (An aside: traveling in a motorhome demands at least a nod towards neatness and organization. You can’t accumulate a lot of “stuff.”  Usually we operate under

Deep in the ♥ of Texas, Remember the Alamo

I love irony. I bring this up because I was clearing out a file  (An aside: traveling in a motorhome demands at least a nod towards neatness and organization. You can’t accumulate a lot of “stuff.”  Usually we operate under

The Maine Wilderness – Can you go home again?

Have you ever gone back to the old neighborhood you grew up in? Or that vacation spot you loved when you were a teen?  If you have, you might understand my trepidation when hubby decided, since we were in Maine

The Maine Wilderness – Can you go home again?

Have you ever gone back to the old neighborhood you grew up in? Or that vacation spot you loved when you were a teen?  If you have, you might understand my trepidation when hubby decided, since we were in Maine

Lobsters, Low fronts and Bar Harbor, Maine

You can’t choose your relatives or the weather. Uncle Joe may be an overwhelming bore, but to keep peace in the family you’ll have to put up with him. It’s the same with weather, especially when you are on the

Lobsters, Low fronts and Bar Harbor, Maine

You can’t choose your relatives or the weather. Uncle Joe may be an overwhelming bore, but to keep peace in the family you’ll have to put up with him. It’s the same with weather, especially when you are on the

The Old South: Vicksburg and Natchez, Mississippi

Driving down Highway 61 from Memphis and our stop in Clarksdale we continued south to Vicksburg and Natchez, Mississippi. Vicksburg, sitting high on a bluff over the Mississippi is an historic Civil War town. We stayed at the Magolia RV Park,

The Old South: Vicksburg and Natchez, Mississippi

Driving down Highway 61 from Memphis and our stop in Clarksdale we continued south to Vicksburg and Natchez, Mississippi. Vicksburg, sitting high on a bluff over the Mississippi is an historic Civil War town. We stayed at the Magolia RV Park,

Getting the Blues on Highway 61

Delta Blues that is.  Think Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson and Wllie Dixon; juke joints and cotton gins.  US highway 61 meanders south along the Mississippi from Memphis, Tennessee toward Natchez, Mississippi. We had been to Memphis before, but the last time

Getting the Blues on Highway 61

Delta Blues that is.  Think Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson and Wllie Dixon; juke joints and cotton gins.  US highway 61 meanders south along the Mississippi from Memphis, Tennessee toward Natchez, Mississippi. We had been to Memphis before, but the last time

Black Dog Farm. Unity, New Hampshire

No this is not the namesake black dog of the farm, this is Lissa, our Golden Retriever, having a fine time running across one of its fields.  She looks like she was enjoying not being in the motorhome for a

Black Dog Farm. Unity, New Hampshire

No this is not the namesake black dog of the farm, this is Lissa, our Golden Retriever, having a fine time running across one of its fields.  She looks like she was enjoying not being in the motorhome for a