The Old Man in the Keys – Views of Life in the Keys of Florida

The Old Man in the Keys OK, I'm the OLD MAN in the Keys. I am staying down here for an indeterminate period of time (it has already been two months). As I roam around the Keys, I see things that are the same as decades ago, but I also see where a lot more …

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Tips for good Campground Sanitation Habits

Taking your vacation and staying in a campground in your RV is very popular these days. But, often you are taking your vacation during the peak season when campgrounds are very crowded. These crowded conditions can increase your probability of getting infections or even being exposed to potentially dangerous bacteria. We all know that we …

Autumn in Virginia – a Camping Trip – Day-5

It aint always pretty when you are Camping! OK, all Campers know it, but they don't like to admit it, especially to non-Campers. Often, they don't even like to admit it to themselves. It rains in Campgrounds just like everywhere else. And, sometimes it rains for days, just like everywhere else. We have actually been watching …

Autumn in Virginia – a Camping Trip – Day-4

OK, we did eventually end up at an Apple Festival, but we had a little adventure getting there. Let me explain. Before I left Florida for Lynchburg, I had a relative send me a list of regional festivals and other events. Because I am originally from this area, I felt that I already knew where …

In Texas and Lickin’ my Wounds!

Yeah, That's what I said;  LICKING MY WOUNDS! We pulled out of Abita Springs, just north of New Orleans right at daybreak. We topped off our fuel tank (Gulp!-------$242). And we pulled out onto I-12 (which blends into I-10 in Baton Rouge) and put the Rig in Auto-Pilot. We stopped to Pee twice, and eat …

From San Antonio TX, to Mesa AZ, in 2 days

Yeah, we broke it down. On Monday, we drove 9-hours to El Paso TX, and crashed in one of those secure roadside RV parks. You really need to use these sometimes, even though they cost a little more at times. We were only 2-3 miles from the Mexican Border in Ciudad Juarez,, which is just …

Day 2 and 3 waiting while the Wife is away.

OK, day-2 was a little rough the next morning! Way too many Jalapeno's and different cheeses and onions and green peppers and spices. Oh ...... and corn chips! Looked good! Smelled Great! Tasted Fantastic! Next Morning?  Not such a great idea in the copious quantities that they were consumed. So, my plans for yesterday were …

On the Road for the Winter ….. I Hope!

Well, we have been dealing (or is it not dealing?) with our RV Fridge problem for over two months now, and we just finally decided to do something! We loaded up the RV, which took us three days, believe it or not, and we hit the road. We decided that we could handle living out …

On the Road ….. finally!

You would not believe what we have gone through over the past week.You think that this picture is of an RV, Right?  Nope, it is a used RV wrapped around a new Fridge!As the old Country song says; "I been Lied to and ..............".Anyway, the Fridge is completed (or so I have been promised?)And, early …