Posts Tagged: life

Riding the Rio Grand

One more thing had to be done before leaving Santa Fe and heading toward Flagstaff, we had to try some river fishing. We weren’t expecting much success. Our fishing has mostly been done from a boat or our canoe.  We

Riding the Rio Grand

One more thing had to be done before leaving Santa Fe and heading toward Flagstaff, we had to try some river fishing. We weren’t expecting much success. Our fishing has mostly been done from a boat or our canoe.  We

A Happy, Peaceful, New Year to All

Our RV is off the road, resting in Florida right now, and will be until we head west in April.  I thought this photo I took last week on our holiday visit with friends in upstate New York evoked all

A Happy, Peaceful, New Year to All

Our RV is off the road, resting in Florida right now, and will be until we head west in April.  I thought this photo I took last week on our holiday visit with friends in upstate New York evoked all

Post-Sandy New York, a Tale of Two Cities

Talk about timing. Other than one household problem after another, things had been pretty quiet here in Florida since we returned from our five-month sojourn in the RV to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Too quiet for me.  So

Post-Sandy New York, a Tale of Two Cities

Talk about timing. Other than one household problem after another, things had been pretty quiet here in Florida since we returned from our five-month sojourn in the RV to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Too quiet for me.  So

Life Off The Red Road

I have been pondering why life off the road seems to consume so much time previously used for such worthwhile pursuits as blogging regularly about our travels and keeping up with my reading and conversations with blogger friends around the

Life Off The Red Road

I have been pondering why life off the road seems to consume so much time previously used for such worthwhile pursuits as blogging regularly about our travels and keeping up with my reading and conversations with blogger friends around the

Ending it all in Ensenada

Today we arrived in Ensenada. We bypassed it on our way south, but now we will spend our last three days here. We got to the RV resort  and were pleasantly surprised. It is a lovely resort with a restaurant,

Ending it all in Ensenada

Today we arrived in Ensenada. We bypassed it on our way south, but now we will spend our last three days here. We got to the RV resort  and were pleasantly surprised. It is a lovely resort with a restaurant,

If it is Monday it must be Mulegé

It’s a short 85 miles from Loreto to Mulegé today. It’s a winding road through the peninsula and back to the Bay of Conception. The road hugs the shore. The beach camps are beautiful: El Requeson, Hotel and Playa Buenaventura,

If it is Monday it must be Mulegé

It’s a short 85 miles from Loreto to Mulegé today. It’s a winding road through the peninsula and back to the Bay of Conception. The road hugs the shore. The beach camps are beautiful: El Requeson, Hotel and Playa Buenaventura,

Loreto, Better the Second Time Around

Filled with all the sights and sounds of Cabo San Lucas, it was time for the caravan to begin its return north. The return trip hits some of the spots we stopped at on the way down, but also adds

Loreto, Better the Second Time Around

Filled with all the sights and sounds of Cabo San Lucas, it was time for the caravan to begin its return north. The return trip hits some of the spots we stopped at on the way down, but also adds

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

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

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,

Vive Quebec City…One of Our Favorites

Set high above the St. Lawrence River, Quebec City started as a fur trading port early in the 1600’s.  Today, it has to be one of the world’s most beautiful cities. At least we would vote it one of the

Vive Quebec City…One of Our Favorites

Set high above the St. Lawrence River, Quebec City started as a fur trading port early in the 1600’s.  Today, it has to be one of the world’s most beautiful cities. At least we would vote it one of the

Lac St. Jean, Quebec: Je Ne Parles Pas Anglais

When we decided to visit Quebec we wanted to see more than just Montreal and Quebec City, so Lac St. Jean seemed a likely destination. This large lake was north of these two cities, deep into the Province, and far

Lac St. Jean, Quebec: Je Ne Parles Pas Anglais

When we decided to visit Quebec we wanted to see more than just Montreal and Quebec City, so Lac St. Jean seemed a likely destination. This large lake was north of these two cities, deep into the Province, and far

Shabby or Classy? Campground Choices

Picking a campground is pretty straightforward. Traveling the Red Roads in our RV has landed us in hundreds of campgrounds. I can say with complete confidence that not all of them are created equally. Some campgrounds are spacious, well maintained

Shabby or Classy? Campground Choices

Picking a campground is pretty straightforward. Traveling the Red Roads in our RV has landed us in hundreds of campgrounds. I can say with complete confidence that not all of them are created equally. Some campgrounds are spacious, well maintained

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

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

border crossing

O Canada, Home of the Freshest Lunch Ever

We have driven the RV on a lot of back roads (and many of the major highways) in the United States, but at this point we had yet to venture into Canada. Leaving our shabby fishing camp in Baudette, Minnasota

border crossing

O Canada, Home of the Freshest Lunch Ever

We have driven the RV on a lot of back roads (and many of the major highways) in the United States, but at this point we had yet to venture into Canada. Leaving our shabby fishing camp in Baudette, Minnasota

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

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

Trash Talk

Every time we leave our campground we pass a house that intrigues me. A small blue clapboard with a screened porch and a detached garage. It sits on a few acres, a nondescript place, nicely kept and typical of many homes

Trash Talk

Every time we leave our campground we pass a house that intrigues me. A small blue clapboard with a screened porch and a detached garage. It sits on a few acres, a nondescript place, nicely kept and typical of many homes