December 25, 2014

Top of the Hill RV Park

Top of the Hill is located 5 miles north of Boerne, TX (pronounced "Bernie").

December 21, 2014


We left Vidalia, LA, and drove on Louisiana state highways southwest down to I-10. These roads were mostly in good condition, and the only tedious part was passing through Alexandria. We joined I-10 just east of Lake Charles, LA. Heading west on I-10, we soon entered Texas at Beaumont.

December 20, 2014

Natchez, Mississippi

We spent last night in a great Passport America park in Vidalia, LA, which is just across the Mississippi River from Natchez, which is the southern terminus of the Natchez Trace.

December 18, 2014

Natchez Trace Parkway

The Parkway is a 440 mile long two-lane highway that runs from just west of Nashville to Natchez, Mississippi, which is on the Mississippi River, 150 miles from the Gulf of Mexico.

December 17, 2014

Our trip has begun!

Our journey from Ontario to California began on Sunday. We pulled the rig out of our son's place after a very enjoyable two months.

November 19, 2014

Taste of winter

We have been having some unseasonably wintry weather here in Sutton, Ontario. Last night the temperature dropped to -11C (12F), and the daytime temperatures are staying below freezing.

November 13, 2014

Cold temperature living

We are currently staying in Sutton, Ontario, which is about 40 miles north of Toronto. The average night time low temperature here in November is 30degF (-1degC), but we are experiencing a cold snap for the next few days, with night temperatures down to 18F (-8C).

October 19, 2014

Moved to Sutton (pictures updated!)

We  moved out of Cedarwood on Friday, and drove the rig to Keswick, ON, where we parked at Walmart overnight. Early Saturday morning, we arrived at our son's house, and executed the trickiest backing maneuver I've ever done.

October 13, 2014

Slide topper awnings

Our Pinnacle has three slide topper awnings, which were installed by the factory when the unit was built. After three years of fulltime use, the original black vinyl fabric had deteriorated to the point that it was starting to tear at the seam where it went into the wall awning track.

October 11, 2014

The migration begins!

People are leaving Cedarwood, which officially closes on Wednesday.

October 09, 2014

Trailer tires

The subject of trailer tires is hotly debated on any of the online forums. A lot of people have an opinion, and a good percentage have had tire problems at some point. In fact, if you haul a trailer or fifthwheel for long enough, it is not a question of "if", but "when" you will have a tire-related issue. I will discuss in this post, my own experiences with tires.


October 04, 2014

New compressor!

Bought a new air compressor today. 5 gallon tank, 1 1/2 HP, and it is capable of 135psi. I was on the lookout for a compressor that was able to inflate the H-rated tires that we installed on the fifthwheel last winter.