We are forever searching for ways to improve the pantry situation in the van. The overhead cabinets work just fine for Tony, but I have to reach up blindly and rummage in there. Not ideal. We considered utilizing part of the back cabinet, but it's too far from the kitchen, plus it is technically in … Continue reading Pantry Surprise
We left you in our last post as we arrived to Assateague Island National Seashore on a beautiful spring evening. We also shared the sad news about Emma's illness, so we'll start with an update before taking you back to Assateague. Emma is still with us. She is such a tough old girl, stoically fighting … Continue reading Assateague Part 2
We have sad news to share with you. This was Emma's last trip. She was diagnosed with advanced, aggressive cancer and although she is still with us, her days are numbered. She is not young and we were expecting this, but it's still hard. We are just so so sad to say goodbye to her. … Continue reading Assateague Via Intercourse
We are a bit lazy. We usually choose the twin beds option in our van and don't bother setting up the king size bed. The only snag in this operation is having Emma jumping between both beds and sharing the limited space of the twin bed with us during the night. If you have twin … Continue reading Dog Bed Hack
We are about to leave on a short trip to Assateague National Seashore so we thought it would be a good idea to test the newly replaced toilet before we leave. It was a good idea because we pressed the pedal and nothing happened. The toilet is not working. After the initial panic settled we … Continue reading Black Tank Sensor Bypass
Cherry blossom season reminds us of Japan and the people we shared a house with for a short time. We love meeting new people in our travels. Some are nice, some are interesting, but most are "regular" folks. At least on the surface, that is. Well, maybe you need to look a little deeper next … Continue reading The People You Will Meet
The time has come to take Buffy in for a big repair. The toilet needs to be replaced and the dead battery needs to be tested and possibly replaced as well. We drove to the outskirts of London Ontario to Forest City Motorhomes, our trusted dealer who had a new toilet waiting for us. The … Continue reading The Big Fix
The van was all fixed and we needed to head down to the dealership near London, Ontario to pick it up. Spring has finally showed up and presented us with a perfect day for a day trip so we took it. We decided to check out the Barn Quilt Trails in the London area before … Continue reading Barn Quilts Trails
We love writing about our travels; recreate images of beautiful destinations, life on the road, wildlife encounters, interesting characters that we met along the way, and perhaps a splash of a back road story. These are our ideal posts. Instead, here we are writing about winter, dead batteries, serpentine belts, and broken toilets. If this is … Continue reading Leaky Cowls And Frozen Belts
Our experience with road side assistance post Hymer going into receivership, including reimbursement information
This winter was extremely cold. We had many days of deep freeze and the temperatures went as low as -30c. Luckily antifreeze is effective at this level of coldness, right? Well, maybe not. We left 2 jugs of antifreeze in the van. They were sitting side by side in the same location for the same … Continue reading Not All RV Antifreeze Are Made Equal
It's been 6 months since we bought our Carado Banff - a Class B motorhome. We had several opportunities to test it out in different weather conditions and during trips of varying lengths and it's time to pause and examine the pros and cons of RVing and traveling in a small Class B RV. Did … Continue reading 6 Month Carado Banff Review – Any Regrets?
When will our troubles end? We left our last post after we successfully fixed our frozen pipe and clogged drain at home. after everything was fixed and we were able to get some much needed rest, we started emptying the van and preparing for winter storage again as there is aplenty of winter left. We … Continue reading Winter Travel- Will We Do It Again?
We left the Lost Alaskan RV Park in Alpine and started heading north east. There is still a lot of Texas to go through and we drove through Fort Stockton to the Odessa Meteor Crater, an anticlimactic crater if we ever saw one. The crater is of one of several impact sites in the area … Continue reading Run For The Border ❤️ If Anything Can Go Wrong, It Will!
Texas was just down the road from our last campsite. We decided to head south before finally heading north towards home. The weather in the mid and northern states was much colder than usual and Texas was our last hope of getting bit of warmth and sunshine. We drove though El Paso and just stopped for … Continue reading Desert Hopping – Sonora to Chihuahua