December 30, 2015

Our present location

We are presently about halfway across Texas, 60% of our journey is done. The rest of the trip is easy driving across the vast open expanses of the Southwest. My favorite part of the journey.

We really like these low fuel prices. I filled the truck and the auxiliary tank today....72 gallons (272 liters) of diesel fuel for $122. That will take us 720 miles.

December 29, 2015


A major storm system moved in off the Gulf on December 27, tracked NNE through Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and headed for the Northeast. As I write this, on December 29, we are in Boerne, TX for five days, and the weather is cold but calm.

December 25, 2015

Natchez, MS and Vidalia, LA

Natchez and Vidalia are small cities located on opposite sides of the Mississippi in Mississippi, the other in Louisiana. We are presently camped at River View RV Park in Vidalia, LA. As the name implies, there is certainly a good view of the great river; we are within a stone's throw of the west riverbank.

December 23, 2015

The Natchez Trace and Tupelo

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a two-lane road which runs 444 miles (710 km) SSW from Nashville to Natchez MS. It is a National Park, and no commercial traffic is allowed. RVs are allowed, as long as they are not traveling commercially.

December 21, 2015

Our phones in the US

We spent Sunday in Nashville, but did not visit Opryland as planned. There was a Christmas show taking place at the convention centre, which along with a light show, attracted what looked like half of Nashville's population to the area. The traffic was gridlocked for a couple of miles around Opryland, so we stayed home in the relative peace of the Nashville KOA.

December 19, 2015

Day 3, Nashville

We left Raintree Lake at 8:30am, and drove down the road to the Scottsburg Cracker Barrel for breakfast. Access with our rig was easy, with lots of RV parking at the rear. This is the first visit this trip to the Cracker Barrel, and on a cold morning, the atmosphere is welcoming with a nice log fire burning in a stone fireplace.

December 18, 2015

Day 2, Indiana

We traveled another 320 miles today, and reached Scottsburg, IN, where we are staying overnight at Jellystone Park Raintree Lake. This is a family camping resort, very popular in the summer with weekend campers from the Indianapolis and Louisville areas. The campground is mostly closed in the winter season, but the owners, who live on site, maintain a dozen pullthrough sites for travelers heading south on I-65. There is electricity only, no water hookups are available in the winter, but it is a quiet, peaceful overnight stop for $20.

December 17, 2015

Into the USA

December 17, and teaching is finished until next May. Time to get on the road, and for the fifth year since we began fulltiming, begin our journey across this great continent. We are looking forward to this journey, which will take about three weeks. Included in our mission statement, which may be seen here, is the phrase "The journey is as important as the destination", and we honestly believe this.
We left Milton Heights Campground, located just west of Toronto, at 9:30am.

December 04, 2015

We moved to Milton!

The first month parked at the cottage on Georgian Bay was enjoyable. The weather remained unusually warm for the season, and my system of drawing water from the lake worked quite well.
We even had an overnight guest one night....Piper the Dog.

November 15, 2015

Our home until December

We left Cedarwood on October 22, and we are now parked on a cottage property on the shore of Georgian Bay, which is a large, scenic body of water attached to Lake Huron.

May 03, 2015

Leaving the USA

On Saturday we crossed the border at Port Huron, MI to Sarnia, ON.

May 01, 2015


We left Cave City, Kentucky at 11:00am after a leisurely breakfast at the campsite, and in less than an hour we entered the Louisville metro area.

April 29, 2015

Cave City, Kentucky

The drive from Elkmont to Cave City was uneventful. We passed right through Nashville on I-65, and the 11am traffic was heavy but moving well.

April 27, 2015

Elkmont, Alabama

We arrived in Elkmont yesterday, and set up for two days at Mill Creek RV Park, a couple of miles from the village.

April 25, 2015

Technical glitch

We have had a technical problem with our residential refrigerator installation.

April 24, 2015

Beach at sunset

We went to dinner at The Perfect Pig, located next to the beach. I had Crab Cakes, and The Navigator had the house specialty, broiled Grouper.

April 23, 2015

Eden Gardens State Park

Eden Gardens is a small state park located on Tucker Bayou, an inlet off Choctawhatchee Bay. It is about 10 miles from Live Oak Landing, our home while we are in Florida.

April 22, 2015

More Santa Rosa Beach

Wednesday, and the weather is perfect again. Another morning at the beach, after eating breakfast at a newly-discovered restaurant called The Perfect Pig, which is located across the road from the parking area at Ed Walline Beach. Breakfast was so good, we will go there for dinner to celebrate our 44th anniversary, in two days time.

April 21, 2015

Santa Rosa Beach

It is Tuesday, and finally, we awakened to sunshine. The weather today was wonderful; bright and sunny, almost no wind, 75 degrees, and lower humidity. Perfect beach weather!

April 20, 2015

Destin, Florida

Destin is a city of 12,000 people located about midway between Pensacola and Panama City Beach, on Florida's Emerald Coast. The population increases to 40,000 during the tourist season, which is May until November.

April 18, 2015

Live Oak Landing

We are settled in at Live Oak Landing near Freeport, FL. We have been coming to this area since we started RVing 18 years ago. We would come for a two week break over the holiday in December, and return to Ontario the first week in January. In those days, we would stay at Topsail Hill State Park.

April 16, 2015

Drive to Freeport, FL

Payne's RV Park in Theodore, Alabama turned out to be one of the quietest, most peaceful overnight stops we have ever stayed at.

April 15, 2015

Theodore, AL

We left New Orleans at 11am today, after walking into the French Quarter for a hearty Cajun breakfast at the Oceana Grill, the place we went for lunch yesterday. It wasn't raining this morning.

April 14, 2015

New Orleans

We left Robert, LA which is near the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, at 10:00am, and made a stop at a brand new Walmart in Pontachoula to pick up a good heavy-duty umbrella.

April 13, 2015

Robert, LA

We are taking it easy in the Yogi Bear Camping Resort near Robert, LA, which is about one hour's drive from New Orleans French Quarter.

April 12, 2015

Rural Louisiana

We are presently in a small park in Louisiana called Quiet Oaks RV Park.

April 11, 2015

Katy, TX

We arrived in Katy, which is a suburb of Houston, at 1:00pm. The park is called Westlake RV Resort, and it is surprisingly nice for a city park.

April 10, 2015

Boerne to Houston

We just spent three nights at Top of the Hill RV Resort, and tomorrow morning we leave for Katy, TX, which is a western suburb of Houston.

April 08, 2015

Boerne, TX

It was an uneventful 335 mile journey from Balmorhea to Boerne (pronounced "Bernie"). The Navigator drove for the first 120 miles.

April 07, 2015

Balmorhea, TX

The drive from Las Cruces to Balmorhea was very relaxing, except for passing through El Paso. I-10 is under major construction through the city, and we discovered a bypass route around El Paso that goes through Fort Bliss, the massive Armed Forces base.

April 06, 2015

Las Cruces, NM

As I write this, we are relaxing at Coachlight Motel and RV Park in Las Cruces, NM. Today's journey from Benson was another easy drive through desert terrain.

April 05, 2015

Tombstone, AZ

Tombstone is a historic town located about 30 miles south of Benson, quite close to the Mexico border.

Benson, AZ

We left Yuma at 9:30 on Saturday morning, and started east along I-8, destination Benson, AZ, a distance of 280 miles.

April 03, 2015

Yuma, AZ

We left Rancho California resort at 9:30am PDT this morning, and arrived in Yuma, AZ at 1:00pm MST.

April 02, 2015

Time to leave California

It is with some regret that we prepared our rig for travel, after 3 months in this beautiful resort in the high desert of Southern California.

January 11, 2015

Arriving in California

We left Benson, AZ and traveled west through Tucson, which always impresses us as a clean, well-laid-out city.

January 01, 2015

Texas to Tucson

We left Boerne, TX after an enjoyable 5 day stay over the Christmas holiday, and headed west on I-10.