Rainy Days and Mondays

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It was a busy weekend with crowds of ATVers and lots of dust. I did take a crosscountry walk with Geordie. We came across cow and deer beds and ended up in a large wash, which we followed back to the road and back to camp. Geordie doesn’t like roads even gravel roads. He tends […]

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I’m Back

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It was nice to have a few weeks off. Did you miss me? To be honest, I’ve had some thoughts of giving up the blog. It takes money to keep it up, and I haven’t made a cent on any of the adverts I have to offset costs. I’ll mull it over more and make […]

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Travelers

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I saw recently, on Facebook, a post from Carol Drinkwater. You might remember she was the first ‘Helen’ in “All Creatures Great and Small.” She had just watched “Out of Africa” and mentioned how young Michael Kitchen was back then. Michael Kitchen is a great actor and I like a lot of his work. His […]

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Gatherings and Rendezvous

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It’s that season again, where masses of people gather near Quartzsite, Arizona for the big RV Show and the various other tents, such as rock show tents, gadgets and kitchen wares and more. Along with all these things, are seminars for everything you can imagine, solar, newbies to RVing info, cooking, finding camping spots, jobs, […]

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Minneapolis and Friends


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I spent four nights at the KOA in Hixton, Wi. It was a short drive on Sunday to the campground in Savage, Mn. Town and Country Campground is the closest campground to Minneapolis. It’s a very easy trip up north to the city, which was a pleasant surprise. Of course I’m talking about non-commute times. […]

August 25, 2017

Contrasts


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It snuck up on me again, Friday. I spent a few days in Rhinelander, Wi last week, and I can honestly say it was the worst campground. It may have been nice about 50 years ago but now it’s just old and tired. The roads were very narrow, with trees edging the road. Not good […]

August 18, 2017

Hey, hey, hey


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It was Caedyn’s and Geordie’s birthday yesterday. Who’s Caedyn? She is my great niece and she’s turning one. Geordie is now five. I’ve now moved into the Central Time Zone and into Wisconsin. I think Wisconsin is the only place I’ve ever seen “Dinner/Supper Clubs.” You don’t have to join to go. Maybe in the […]

August 12, 2017

Crossing the Bridge


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I’m a temporary “Yooper,” aka Upper Peninsula Michigander. The trip up from West Branch, Mi was longer than expected. As I hitched up, I found my tongue jack (the part that raises and lowered the hitching part to the truck hitch) had failed. I knew the day was coming. Since last spring, the hitch was […]

August 4, 2017

The Old Country


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I drove through the border again, and this time I learned I had to declare the fruits, veg, and meat I had on board. The guard sent me to another lane and I went inside for the agriculture inspector. He took the keys and checked the trailer. Less than ten minutes later I was on […]

July 28, 2017

More Family Ties


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I found more family ties. There is a town in Quebec that was named after a distant cousin. The Lac Brome area is made up of seven villages and one is Knowlton. The Honorable Paul Holland Knowlton came to Canada from Vermont.  My fifth great grandfather, Decon Ezekiel, had a brother, Luke, that married a […]

July 22, 2017

A Second Foreign Country


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All of a sudden I’m surrounded by french speakers. I say, “Hello” and they say, “Bon jour.” No signs have english just french, and I guess what is meant. This is the point my sister is yelling, “You should learn french,” but how often would I use it out in the woods of Oregon? So, […]

July 14, 2017

Sunrise Trail to New Brunswick


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The area on the Northside of Nova Scotia, where it links with New Brunswick, is called the Sunrise Trail. This area also looks north to Prince Edward Island (PEI). The towns have fantastic names. Pugwash, Tatamagouche, Tidnish, Antigonish, and where I stayed Pictou. Just saying those names is fun. Pictou is famous for the harbor […]

July 7, 2017

Top of the Island and Back


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I took a drive last Saturday to the end of the road. If you’ve ever thought of heading to Cape Breton you’ve probably heard of Meat Cove, yes, that’s the name. There is a campground at the end of the road, but it’s only for tents and maybe vans, as it’s a bit tight for […]

June 30, 2017

Summer on the Island


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Over the last weekend, I spent three nights near Truro. It rained one of those days. One day I wandered Truro and found Dalhousie University. I can’t say much about this town. It is just a town. I did find a dog park on Sunday and took the Geordie over and he had a blast […]

June 23, 2017