Monday 31 October 2016

New York City

We finally arrived in NYC.  We are actually staying in an RV park (parking lot) in Jersey City very close to Manhattan.  I'm not sure how we got here because we went on some pretty narrow and winding streets and bridges.

Sunday 30 October 2016

Scranton Pennsylvania

Today we headed out around 9 am because we wanted to get within striking distance of New York City today.

Saturday 29 October 2016

Off to the Big Apple

We had to mail some Christmas presents home to the kids today so Sue got them all wrapped and we took them to Shoppers Drug Mart to send them.  This is probably the earliest we have ever had our Christmas shopping done.

Friday 28 October 2016

An Amazon order

Last night when we went to bed it was around 8C.   When we woke up this morning it was about 16C.  That was totally unexpected.

Thursday 27 October 2016

A rainy day

Today we got up to rain and it rained all day.  The view out our window was very bleak.

Wednesday 26 October 2016

Tuesday 25 October 2016

Moving down the road.

It started out as another cool damp day as we packed up and headed east toward Niagara Falls.  We decided to take the closest road to the lake all the way across which meant lots of meandering through little touristy port towns and down some nice country roads.

Monday 24 October 2016


Today was a bit brisk in the morning.  Although it was about 6C it was very damp from the lake.  Charlie and I did some walking today and checked out this fishing town.  I went to the library to borrow Wi-Fi and post the blog and ended up just sitting and reading other blogs in the quiet warm surroundings. 

Sunday 23 October 2016

I love watching ships

Today we got a big surprise.  When we parked last night at Home Depot I didn’t get time to talk to the manager about staying the night.  By the time we got back from the hospital, it was after 7 pm and the store was closed up tight.  Not a car in the lot.  Only store in town still open was Walmart.

Saturday 22 October 2016

Friday 21 October 2016

Thursday 20 October 2016

Last Day in North Bay

We are finally getting ready to move down the road.  Sue and I cleaned and organized the basement in the Motor Home and got filled with water.  We got the Jeep packed up and Sue made some travel plans.

Wednesday 19 October 2016

Pizza for supper

Short story today.  I am slowly getting my walking legs back and I went for a 2 mile walk today.  I have found that walking makes me feel so much better.

Tuesday 18 October 2016

Rainy Day

I have had a pair of new windshield wipers hidden away in the basement and today was the day to change them. Normally I wouldn't change wipers this time of year because in Canada they always freeze to the windshield and in the process of scraping windows when they are frosty I generally rip one or both.  However now with our chasing the warm weather lifestyle, that won't happen.

Monday 17 October 2016

Another Slow day

Today I took the MH water heater to G & P Welding and Millworks in North Bay.  This is a family owned business and they do a lot of work for big mines and also lots of bridge girders for Ontario highways.

Sunday 16 October 2016

About our Blog page

We both agree that we need to move on soon.  We need to get away from all of the family meals.

Saturday 15 October 2016

There's a hole in the bucket

Today Sue spent the day with her sister just doing nothing.  They watched some movies and had some snacks and that was their day.

Friday 14 October 2016

Kids have gone home

Yesterday Karalee headed back to Manitoba on the plane and today we said goodbye to Kaitlyn and Gracie.  We dropped them off at the North Bay airport at around 9 am and left her there to wait for her flight.

Thursday 13 October 2016

A beautiful spot to live

I promised to share a couple pictures of the place we have the motor home parked right now.  We love the fact that we can live in these beautiful places for a while before moving on.

Wednesday 12 October 2016

There's a mouse in the house

So I have to tell a little story today.  Last week when we were coming through Northern Ontario we were tucked in bed and all was quiet.

Tuesday 11 October 2016

A drive down memory lane

Today our daughter Kaitlyn and Sue wanted to take a trip down memory lane.  Sue was born and raised in Pembroke Ontario and her mom and dad

Monday 10 October 2016

Thanksgiving Monday

Today was Thanksgiving in Canada.  Every store in North Bay was closed.  It was really eerie walking by Walmart and not seeing a car there. We spent the day at Sues Uncles enjoying the company of family once again.

Sunday 9 October 2016

Celebration of Life

Saturday we held a Celebration of Life or a Memorial for Susan's mom Kathy Chirgwin.  Kathy passed away in June after a long battle with Cancer.  Today we spent the day talking and thinking of her and Andy.

Kathy Chirgwin and Susan

Saturday 8 October 2016

Facts about North Bay

Yesterday we spent the day in preparation for Sues moms memorial tomorrow.  Sues sister and her husband live on top of the hill overlooking North Bay

Friday 7 October 2016

A Cold day

Thursday was a down day for me.  I contacted a nasty "Man Cold" so spent the whole day in bed.  To give a little comparison you ladies can relate to

Thursday 6 October 2016

Arrive at North Bay

This was our final leg of our trip to North Bay Ontario.  We took our time getting going this morning and spent some time saying our goodbyes to Kevin and Ruth. Before leaving

Wednesday 5 October 2016

Nipigon to Matheson Ontario

 It was a beautiful morning when we woke up.  About 13C which is warm for this time of year.  Charlie and I went for a little walk on the beach at our overnight spot.  The beach reminds me of what you would

Tuesday 4 October 2016

Vermilion Bay to Nipigon Ontario

I was thinking about this blog and realized that this will always be written in past tense.  The stuff I post today will have actually happened yesterday so

Monday 3 October 2016

Ontario finally

We got up early and packed the MH.  We were on the road by 8:00 am.

Abby waving goodbye

We headed to Winnipeg to meet our daughter Kaitlyn and her husband Greg and Gregs mom Elaine and sister Stacy.   We all had tickets to watch "The Book of Mormon".  Its a musical spoof of the Mormon religion. The show is quite questionable in some of the content and some might find it offensive, but on the whole, it was very entertaining.
no pictures allowed while show was on
After the show Sue and I and Kaitlyn and Grace returned to the motorhome which we left at the Deacons Corner truck stop and headed east.
We felt rather small in the line up

We even followed a beer truck for a while.

We bent the rules of RV travel and drove for about an hour in the dark.  That is something I don't like to do because the road has a lot of hills and curves.  To top it off we ran into a little rain which made the windshield glare bad.  We won't do that again unless we have to.

We are parked at the Vermilion Bay airport parking lot for the night.

Ironically this is the same spot our friends Kevin and Ruth parked a few days ago.  Hope to get an early start tomorrow.

Saturday 1 October 2016

Last day in Reston

Today was another family day with our son Derek his wife Nichole and our grandkids.  I spent time cleaning and filling water in the motorhome.
Derek showed me his drone and flew it for a while.  It is just a small one but reacts very well, except in the wind. He said he paid about 80 bucks for it but it doesn't have a camera.
Derek and his drone

After lunch Derek, Abby, Charlie and I went for a walk on a local walking trail.  It was a beautiful day so the walk was very enjoyable.  I need to get walking again like I did last winter so this was a good start.
About 72 F.

Pipestone Creek

Along the way we saw lots of sunflower fields.

We picked one and you can see the size of it compared to Abby's hand.

I forgot to post a picture of the map of our travels on Friday so here it is.  

Tomorrow we will leave Reston around 8 am and head to Winnipeg on the first leg of our journey east.  We have a fun day planned with more of our family so meet us back here tomorrow to hear about it.