About Me

Lee Creek, North Shuswap near Chase, B.C, Canada
We went full-time Rving in October of 2005! We retired from full time to part-time as of the end of 2015. Our present "small but comfortable" Wagon is a 2008 Camper trailer(TravelAir Rustler), pulled by a 2008 Dodge Dakota, 4X4.l. Our home is now a Gated Community Park, in Oliver, British-Columbia, Canada. I retired in 2005 and my Life Companion, Valerie, retired October 1, 2006 from nursing. We invite you to follow and share our new adventures and mishaps. Life is but an adventure full of dreams yet to be fulfilled!

Monday, February 19, 2007

February 10 to 18, 2007

FEBRUARY 10, Saturday, cloudy and cold

Packed everything and got ready to leave. Got propane for $23 and fuel @ 2.299 for 17.4 gal We went out for dinner at a neat little Mexican diner with great seafood and steaks. The place was packed and people never stopped coming in the who;e time we were there.

FEBRUARY 11, Sunday, overcast and cold

Left at 10 a.m. and took hwy 35 to I-37 then south on 77 for about 50 miles. Turned left at Riviera where we stopped for coffee then headed out to hwy 281.
We arrived in Linn city at the Lazy Palm Park situated in the middle of nowhere. The drive down consisted of low shrubberies and live oaks but much smaller. Huge cultivated fields and traffic was very light. One thing I noticed is that people down here don't believe in signalling. They'll turn at the drop of a hat without any warnings. Weather was overcast all the way and the temp. hovered around 55*F
The truck ran really well. The EGT ran around 6-700*F which is a little hotter than before but still within its range. I actually gained fuel mileage....ran at 11.5 mpg which is the best yet.

Arrived at our site at 2:15 p.m. and the place is 3/4 empty. $17. per night so paid for 6 nights. We are 17 miles from Edinburgh, the closest town for groceries and facilities.
We took a drive to Mission, our next site and checked out the place. Found out we can stay here for $208 for a month which turns out to be cheaper than staying for two weeks so we booked it.

Came home via 107

N 26*32'55" W 98*09'24" Alt: 89' Distance today: 167 miles fuel: 20.88 gal @ 2.299

FEBRUARY 12 to 16

We've had a mixture of sun and clouds and cool weather. We explored south of here to the Mexican border and as far east as McAllen and west to Hildago. Places worth exploring later.
It warmed up some in Tuesday but back to clouds on Wednesday, Valentine Day.
Stayed home and read on Thursday as it was cold and windy. Friday was sunny again and warmer so we took a drive to Raymondville then south on 77 to the Mexican border but didn't cross as we had Tucker with us. Stopped in Harlingen to check out the Internet as a tourist centre Stopped at a little Mexican restaurant near the border. Val was hesitant in going in but once in, we found the food to be very good.

FEBRUARY 17, Saturday, sunny

Very windy today. Packed and drove 60 km to Mission and our new site. We will be here a whole month @ $208. Also got more propane for $15. The name of the place is called Mission Garden RV Resort. It got as high as 75*F (23C).
They have WI-FI but one has to go to the club house to get it

N 26*12'22" W 98*20'14" Alt: 111' Distance today: 59km (36 miles)

Friday, February 09, 2007

February 5 to 9, 2007

A cold front is coming through right now so it's cold again and overcast. It's supposed to rain tomorrow but sunny on Sunday which is the day we leave for the "Horn" of Texas, near the Mexican border in a small town call Edinburgh.

On FEBRUARY 5, Monday, cloudy,

Tried to connect to the WIFI and still very slow and limited connection. Complained but no one listens or cares, including TANGO INTERNET which is the outfit we are going through.

Went to Corpus Christie in p.m. (only 29 miles from here) and did some shopping for a small bookshelf but no luck. Went to the USS Lexington and that was really interesting. Only paid $10 too (senior rates). Val didn't want to come so she walked the beach with Tucker. I enjoyed the aircraft carrier, it was cool.
Came home to a beautiful sunset and a temp. of 65*F (12*C) Rented 2 movies for the next couple evenings.

FEBRUARY 6, Tuesday, sunny

Got up to a nice sunrise and 10*C Well, everybody got a haircut today so everyone is scratching. Installed the hat rack we bought yesterday, above the mirror by the entrance. Sure nice to see sunshine and the temp went up to 75*F

FEBRUARY 7, Wednesday, sunny

Again a sunny and warm day. Are they here to stay????? Got my Power Chip today for the truck. Paid $299. for it so I read all the info and instructions on it. Looks very simple. Will install it tomorrow. Also downloaded all our latest pictures.

FEBRUARY 8, Thursday, clouds with sun in p,m,

It rained overnight and it is very humid right now @ 9 a.m. Installed the power chip which turned out to be very simple and easy. Took me 15 minutes to do it. We decided to go kayaking the lagoon in Rockport today. We were out for about 2 hours kayaking amongst all the rich house and mingling with the hundreds of wild bird in the Sanctuary

Went to the clubhouse again this morning and had problem with the connection again. Called the 800 number but it turned out to be a futile exercise. I know it's not my computer as I went to Starbucks and tried their system and connected with no problems and it was fast.

FEBRUARY 9, Friday, overcast

So here I am writing this in the parking lot where so far I have a good connection. For how long, only God knows. Today we are going to Corpus Christi again to look around some more. Not much else to do on drabby day like this. 2 more days and we leave for southern places and hopefully warmer and sunnier climate.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

January 30 to February 4, 2007

This has been a very slow and quiet week. Rain, clouds and cold weather has been our mainstay. Today, Sunday, is sunny and the temperature is supposed to go to 64*F...It's 60 right now at 3 p.m. I took advantage of it and washed the truck in and out and vacuum it. It was overdue and the wheel wells were filled with mud. Val took advantage of my being away and vacuum the house and did her thing.

On the 1st of Feb. we went to Corpus Christi via hwy 35 and 361. We drove onto the beach and drove for 3 miles before turning off back onto the hwy. We could have kept going but the time was moving on and we still had to go to town. It was fun and there were lots of other trucks and cars. See the "picture link ". I went into town to check about a power chip for the truck but the blooming place was closed. On the way out of town, we saw the USS Lexington moored nearby and we will be going back to visit.
On January 31, I took the truck into town to get the turbo seals replaced. After almost 8 hours, I got the truck back all fixed up and the cost was less than $350. so that's great news. Also filled the truck 11.795 gl @$2.289
On the 2 Feb. we took both bikes in to be tuned up so now are ready for more biking. Bought some panniers for Val's bike so she can now carry some of the weight too. (just kidding). We also ordered more personal cards with our picture on it this time. Cost us $20 for 100. Pretty cheap for all the work she did.
Oh yeah! Got a big raise of $25./month on my pension....YIPPEE!!!! (being funny here)
On Feb 3, we came to the club house for a steak dinner at $7 each. They had a 50/50 draw and I WON....$46. to be exact. That paid for the dinner, the personal cards and part of the bike repairs.
Today is SUPER BOWL and they have a gathering here at the club. They will have some snacks and we have to bring our own booze. Game starts at 5 p.m. and is being played in Miami. To think we were near there.
That's it for now folks. Hopefully the weather will be better this coming week and we will have more to report.