Sunday, July 16, 2017

A little trick for RV refrigerators

RV fridges, the propane/electric versions, are quite different than residential fridges in the way they work. They don't actually have a compressor but instead have thermostatically controlled fans that blow to keep the coils at the correct temperature. They have a network of fins inside the fridge which frost up and periodically thaw, dripping their moisture into a trough and allowing the collected water to run down a tube and disappear. Ever wonder where it goes? Or do you have a water problem inside the fridge, getting everything wet when you drive?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A common concern about full-time RVing

One major concern among people who are thinking about adopting the full-time RV lifestyle is about their family - what will the family think? Does it mean we are never going to see our children or grandchildren? This a valid concern, and one that needs to be considered carefully and talked about with those affected.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Best of Nanaimo

Nanaimo is a small city, hugging the eastern shore of Vancouver Island. It is a blend of a tourist city and a working class city, and the harbour is full of both pleasure boats and freighters. There are two ferries from Vancouver that come into Nanaimo, so it is a relatively easy place to visit. There is plenty to keep you on the island for months. Victoria, the capital city of BC, is also on Vancouver Island and is definitely worth visiting, but Nanaimo is smaller and quieter makes a good home base.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The sexy little green truck

We own a green Ford Ranger that we use as a second vehicle when we are at "home" on the property on Vancouver Island. It is a 1999 with low mileage because half the year it is stored in a barn while we are travelling. It's a cute little thing - and my friend Tarri always calls it "the sexy little green truck."

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Duvet cover hack

I thought summer would never arrive this year but finally, it has become warm enough to switch my heavy warm duvet with a lightweight one. I had a sudden inspiration to write a blog post about how I put my duvet cover on.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Life on the island

I have been rather incommunicado for the past couple of months - having a blogging break, I guess. I have been giving a face lift to this site and trying to reorganise my postings in my spare time. We have a big trip coming up in a couple of months, so I am getting ready. Stay tuned!

Friday, April 7, 2017

A "duh" mistake

It's been a very busy couple of days - getting all set up for the summer. We have been flying from one chore to another, getting power and water hooked up, hauling tools around, getting our old pick-up truck back on the road. We have been making dozens of trips in and out of the coach ... All of these are excuses for the "duh" mistake we made today. I am embarrassed to even tell you about it.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Home for the summer - with mixed feelings

While we classify ourselves as "full-time RVers", and "snowbirds", we do have a lovely summer roosting spot where we spend several months each year. I like it this way. I adore travelling, but there is also something to be said for having a home-base to make one feel grounded. Our little summer paradise is on Vancouver Island, with a great view of the ocean.

Friday, March 31, 2017

On the road again....

  I like to take the road less travelled,
  watching the land change before me,
  looking though my motorhome windshield.

Doesn't that sound like a great opening for a country and western song? Maybe I should contact Willy Nelson with a suggestion on a new song for RVers, in place of "On the road again..." I know, I know, don't quit my day job.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Spring baseball season!

'Tis my favourite season of the year! I love the Cactus League spring baseball games, in Phoenix. We arrived in Phoenix a couple of days ago and went to our first game yesterday - the Seattle Mariners versus the Los Angeles Angels. What a great day!