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
Our last post did not generate much discussion, but was successful in raising concerns for our safety with our family and friends. A lot of it stemmed from pictures such as the one above that suggested remote locations. In line with that, some of the discussion on the different social media forums veered towards how … Continue reading 7 Simple Ways To Share Your Location When Traveling
We would like to interrupt our picturesque travel report to discuss a disturbing situation that had unfolded this week. As much as we love sharing beautiful pictures and fun travel stories, we realize that there may be a darker side to RVing, and to how we, as a community, deal with emergency situations. The goal … Continue reading To Share Or Not To Share – How To Evaluate A Missing Person Situation?
If you don't don't like donkeys, cacti, or rocks, don't even bother clicking on this link or reading on! We started a slow retreat east, and at one point we will sadly have to start heading north. in the meantime, we were able to boondock in a few areas that we would really like to … Continue reading Burros, Cacti, and Rocks (The Desert Is Boring They Say…)
We didn't think we'll like Quartzsite, and weren't too sure about the RTR either. It sounded crowded and busy and sure to come with lots of noise and traffic havoc. It wasn't. Quartzsite is just a really interesting cultural phenomena. Not sure if it's where old hippies go to die, or young one come to … Continue reading Quartzsite And Rubber Tramp Rendezvous Reflections
First off, an Emma update. We were very concerned about her condition as she did not seem to improve, so we made an appointment with a vet in Blythe, California (the closest vet clinic to us). The animal hospital was very accommodating and the vet saw us within an hour of our call. She felt … Continue reading Sonora Sunsets Amid Vet Visits
We are back to Yuma. The temperatures are climbing and the weather forecast for the next few days is what we were hoping for: sunny and warm. We are going to be a bit brief with this post since we have a bit of a situation on our hands. We can finally go boondocking! We … Continue reading Just when the weather was getting better…
We left Willcox to continue our journey west in what seemed to be a futile sun quest. There was a new storm system behind us that we needed to avoid, but we had enough time to make a detour south to visit Tombstone, “the town that wouldn’t die”. Tombstone didn’t die because it lives for … Continue reading Tombstone To Yuma (Via San Diego)
It was really cold in New Mexico so we pulled into a campground with hookups. We were skeptical that we'll be able to stay warm in the forecast -14 Celsius even with hookups. We had our portable oil filled radiator (quiet), a small ceramic heater (loud, but effective), an electric blanket (12 volt), propane heater, … Continue reading It Was A Three Dog Night
Emma said we need to get away from the cold weather, so we tried to comply. We left Ontario on a grey and dreary Christmas Day in search of warmth and sunshine, but instead we've been dodging storms and moving from one weather system to another. Sigh. Our final destination is Arizona (where the sun … Continue reading On The Road Again
Hanukkah and winter solstice came and went, and Christmas, Kwanzaa, and the new year are right around the corner. Hey, if you are looking for a reason to celebrate, you can always find one! We wanted to share with you a couple of unusual experiences we had this holiday season; one has to do with … Continue reading Season’s Greetings
Getting Buffy serviced is not simple. Tony spent a few hours phone and various service chats with dealerships and independent garages trying to find a place that can accommodate the weight of the vehicle on the hoist - she is about 6,500 lb, and the height of the vehicle once elevated on the hoist - … Continue reading Buffy And The Grease Monkeys
There are limitations to travelling with dogs, but to us, the biggest of them all is not being able to take our dog on a hike with us. It was shocking for us to find out that most National parks in Canada and the US do not allow dogs on trails. Silly us planned our … Continue reading So What’s the Problem With Dogs?