Thursday, December 7, 2017

We have arrived!

We are happily parked in our favourite RV park in Tucson - Rincon West. The park is still relatively empty, but it was great to see several of our friends and neighbours from last year who have returned. Happy hours are in full swing!

Thanks to all my readers and friends who have been following our mega-journey across Canada and the US. Since we are going to be parked here for three months or so, my blogging will be a bit different - maybe some tips and tricks about full-time RV living or a few things about Tucson. Stay tuned.


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

A different route through El Paso

Everybody who has driven an RV through El Paso complains about it, myself included! Because the city is squished in between a very large mountain and the Rio Grande, all traffic along the interstate goes through a weavy, busy congested area. And there is a lot of traffic driving excessively fast! Add to that the fact that there is always construction along that road. 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Still heading west...

Well, the traffic through Fort Worth was no problem at all, thank goodness, so we whistled out of the city and headed west. It was a great driving day, putting on as many miles as we could, until the sun was in our eyes as it got lower to the horizon about 4 o'clock.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Boondocking across the south

En route to Tucson, we chose to drive the I-20 corridor, mostly because we had never been that way before. Going along the I-10, you have to contend with the traffic of the massive city of Houston; along the I-20, it is Dallas-Fort Worth. Either way, one big unpleasant traffic snarl!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Time to head west

It is that time of year for us to head to Tucson, one of my favourite places to spend a few months in the winter. I have loved exploring new places and travelling for the past three and a half months, but I am also looking forward to settling down in a familiar place again. As my very wise brother said, one gets tired of being lost all the time!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Visiting Savannah, Georgia

Savannah is one of those places that everybody seems to love, and I can see why! It has been on my "want to visit" list for several years and we finally made it happen.

Savannah's historic district is beautiful.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Another new food sensation?

Next installment of my ongoing quest for new regional food tastes - you ready for this?

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Skidaway Island State Park - trees and moss

We are currently staying at Skidaway Island State Park in Georgia, near the city of Savannah. This park is located on the flat flood plains or the "low country" as it is called around here, and is an ecosystem quite different to what we are used to. It's beautiful and a little eerie.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Tea for two

Up until a couple of days ago, I had no idea that tea grew in North America. I thought it was only grown in China and India, but I have just learned that it grows all over the world. In fact, 80% of the black tea that is consumed in the USA comes from Argentina. Who knew?

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Doin' the Charleston

Charleston has been a real learning experience for me. It is such a historical city, a city with the most grisly past imaginable, but with a beautiful exterior. I don't really know what to think, but it has been educational, for sure.