Posts Tagged: RV lifestyle

Whale Watching in Guerrero Negro

Hubby prepared for today’s anticipated white-knuckle driving with half a Zanex. We left the boulders of Catavina, entered a small mountain pass and headed across a high mesa that is a remnant of a dry lakebed. The roads are 9.5

Whale Watching in Guerrero Negro

Hubby prepared for today’s anticipated white-knuckle driving with half a Zanex. We left the boulders of Catavina, entered a small mountain pass and headed across a high mesa that is a remnant of a dry lakebed. The roads are 9.5

Caravaning to Catavina

Day two. At seven AM, wiping the sleep from our eyes and clutching our morning coffee, we were lined up with 20 other RVs  ready to hit the road and leave Colonia Vincente Guerro behind us. We had been promised

Caravaning to Catavina

Day two. At seven AM, wiping the sleep from our eyes and clutching our morning coffee, we were lined up with 20 other RVs  ready to hit the road and leave Colonia Vincente Guerro behind us. We had been promised

Joining a Caravan in Chula Vista California

Today we finally reached our interim destination, Chula Vista, California. It’s right on the Mexican border and is the gathering point for our caravan south down the Mexican Baja to Cabo San Lucas. No more snow or ice, just warm

Joining a Caravan in Chula Vista California

Today we finally reached our interim destination, Chula Vista, California. It’s right on the Mexican border and is the gathering point for our caravan south down the Mexican Baja to Cabo San Lucas. No more snow or ice, just warm

A Travel Day: Sand Dunes, Time Zones and Margaritas

Another travel day. Today we drove west towards Yuma through miles of Arizona desert filled with saguaro cacti. As we learned at Saguaro National Park this is the only place they grow. So all those cowboy movies I watched in

A Travel Day: Sand Dunes, Time Zones and Margaritas

Another travel day. Today we drove west towards Yuma through miles of Arizona desert filled with saguaro cacti. As we learned at Saguaro National Park this is the only place they grow. So all those cowboy movies I watched in

The Stately Saguaro Tucson, Arizona

The road from Las Cruces to Tucson put us in higher elevations and we saw the remnants of the snow that closed the road two days ago. We enjoyed the alternating desert and mountain scenery. Tucson is in a valley

The Stately Saguaro Tucson, Arizona

The road from Las Cruces to Tucson put us in higher elevations and we saw the remnants of the snow that closed the road two days ago. We enjoyed the alternating desert and mountain scenery. Tucson is in a valley

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,

Trying Out Our French in Montreal, Quebec

We so loved our tour of Ontario, and the time we spent in the Maritimes, we thought it was high time we visited the Province nestled between the two, Quebec. We were  visiting friends in New York, and it’s only

Trying Out Our French in Montreal, Quebec

We so loved our tour of Ontario, and the time we spent in the Maritimes, we thought it was high time we visited the Province nestled between the two, Quebec. We were  visiting friends in New York, and it’s only

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Who Goes Over Niagara Falls in a Barrel?

The sound, the fury, the power. Standing at the very top of Horseshoe falls, peering through the mist into the abyss, a vertical drop of 165 feet to a shelf of jagged rocks, it’s easy to become mesmerized by the ongoing

Marineworld

Who Goes Over Niagara Falls in a Barrel?

The sound, the fury, the power. Standing at the very top of Horseshoe falls, peering through the mist into the abyss, a vertical drop of 165 feet to a shelf of jagged rocks, it’s easy to become mesmerized by the ongoing

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

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Parry Sound, a Comedy of Errors

Leaving Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario with a restocked supply of vodka, we headed for Parry Sound. We would need that vodka.  Our drive took us along the North Channel of Lake Huron then South along the Georgian Bay on highway

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Parry Sound, a Comedy of Errors

Leaving Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario with a restocked supply of vodka, we headed for Parry Sound. We would need that vodka.  Our drive took us along the North Channel of Lake Huron then South along the Georgian Bay on highway

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

The Tale of Omett

Leaving Thunder Bay, Ontario we drove the RV along the northern perimeter of Lake Superior for 40 miles and made a stop in Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park. We can’t drive the RV and tow car up the twisty road to

The Tale of Omett

Leaving Thunder Bay, Ontario we drove the RV along the northern perimeter of Lake Superior for 40 miles and made a stop in Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park. We can’t drive the RV and tow car up the twisty road to

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

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

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

Relaxing at camp

Living the Viva Loca in an RV

So you think living in a motorhome, wandering the backroads sounds adventuresome. Dreams of places to visit dance in your head. You drive down the road and see that RV pass you by and you itch to get out there

Relaxing at camp

Living the Viva Loca in an RV

So you think living in a motorhome, wandering the backroads sounds adventuresome. Dreams of places to visit dance in your head. You drive down the road and see that RV pass you by and you itch to get out there

Road Food: The Healthy Kind

There are all kinds of road food. Driving across the country we try and sample as much of it as we can. From out of the way Taco stands to diners, drive-in’s and dives, we love to find great food at

Road Food: The Healthy Kind

There are all kinds of road food. Driving across the country we try and sample as much of it as we can. From out of the way Taco stands to diners, drive-in’s and dives, we love to find great food at

Interstate Insanity

We left Dale Hollow Reservoir early on Sunday morning. We are on a mission: get to upstate New York early in the week. Friday begins the Memorial Day holiday weekend  and there is one thing we know from living on

Interstate Insanity

We left Dale Hollow Reservoir early on Sunday morning. We are on a mission: get to upstate New York early in the week. Friday begins the Memorial Day holiday weekend  and there is one thing we know from living on

“Born on a Mountaintop in Tennessee…”

Sorry, I can’t think about Tennessee without recalling Davy Crockett and coonskin caps. A youth wasted watching too much Disney, I guess. Or, perhaps it’s the result of a week in Lillydale Campground on Dale Hollow Reservoir. We are thirty

“Born on a Mountaintop in Tennessee…”

Sorry, I can’t think about Tennessee without recalling Davy Crockett and coonskin caps. A youth wasted watching too much Disney, I guess. Or, perhaps it’s the result of a week in Lillydale Campground on Dale Hollow Reservoir. We are thirty

Nova Scotia: Scarecrows and Thunderstorms

Yesterday we were finally starting our five month road trip to New England, heading north through Georgia, happy to be on the move again. As we approached Valdosta the sky darkened ominously,  lightening flashed all around  and thunder cracked above.

Nova Scotia: Scarecrows and Thunderstorms

Yesterday we were finally starting our five month road trip to New England, heading north through Georgia, happy to be on the move again. As we approached Valdosta the sky darkened ominously,  lightening flashed all around  and thunder cracked above.