We spent another day in Charleston and saw a Emancipation Celebration Parade. Then we visited a Tea Plantation, a huge Live Oak tree, a Distillery and a Winery near Charleston. Then off to Jekyll Island, St Simons island and Savannah Georgia.
Here are links to the pictures of the Angel Oak Tree the Charleston Tea Plantation, Wormsloe, Firefly Distillery and Deep Water Vineyard. And we visited Savannah Georgia and Jekyll Island and St Simons Island.
Here’s links to the places websites: Angel Oak Tree the Tea Plantation the First Baptist Church. and the Cathedral of St John the Baptist.
The Firefly Distillery the Deepwater Vineyard and an article about the ship that sank with the Hyundias on it.
The Wormsloe park and the Hollings Basin. And the Dungannon Plantation.
Visited the beautiful and historic city of Wilmington North Carolina and the temp was 75 degrees fahrenheit !!! Saw a fantastic sunset on Holden Beach. Enjoyed time with 2 of my old coworkers and friends Kim and Kathy. Spent time in Myrtle Beach and Conway. Then headed south with the rig to Charleston South Carolina.
Here are the pictures of the gorgeous Charleston South Carolina.
We left Assateague and stayed at a Harvest Host in Melfa Virginia. We then went south to the Outer Banks (OBX) in North Carolina, driving over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. While in OBX we visited Kitty Hawk, drove on a beach and ate some fantastic tuna. We stopped at the Jarvisburg Colored School. Then off to Burgaw.
We visited a wonderful light show at Lake Linda’s and took the rig for a mile long drive in mud …..
Pictures will be posted soon.
We finally left our stone and mortar home for our Southeast 2019 trip. We didn’t get out of our driveway before the problems started, Then our 1st night out … NO 110v in the rig !!!!! Ugh. This may be a trip ender. We stayed in Barnegat NJ, visited the “Christmas Vacation House in Mickleton NJ. Then off to Chesapeake MD. Afterwards we drove down to Assateague MD to see the wild ponies and went over to Ocean City MD.
Here are some pics of the Barnegat Light house.
And some from Chesapeake Maryland and our stop at 503 Legends Court in Mickleton NJ to see the Christmas Vacation House.
Here’s photos of Assateague and Ocean City MD
House is set. Rig is packed. Might as well get the road and travel to warmer climes for the winter.
We were pleasantly surprised with the service at Thor!!!
We then headed back east and revisited Ohio, Pennsylvania and some wonderful towns in upstate NY. Then for our last night, we stayed at a winery in the finger lakes. Along the way we also found a casino.
This is episode is the last one for our Northeast 2019 trip.
With over 6,000 miles of memories and problems, it was wonderful!!!!!
Thunder Rocks in Allegany State Park
Here’s links to my pictures of:
Notre Dame Cathedral Also, check out the video below !!!
Here’s a video of Aura (the light show at Notre Dame Cathedral) in Montreal
We drove on another beach and pulled a car out that was stuck in the sand. We visited some cute towns in Nova Scotia and also the capital, Halifax.
Here’s pics of Levis and ile d’Orleans Quebec, Levis is across from Old Quebec on the St Lawrence River. ile d’Orleans is an island on the St Lawrence.
Here are pics from a waterfall park (Chute de la Chaudiere) it was really really nice.
And pics from Quebec City
We arrived back to Nova Scotia and stayed a few days with our friends Patty and Andrew. Then headed south-west through Nova Scotia.
We visited Tiverton and went on a whale watch and took these pics.
And check these photos out of Truro, Victoria Park and the Tidal Bore
Here’s videos about being locked out of our rig, when the lock failed:
We spent a total of 10 nights on PEI. This episode we talk about the Eastern side of the island and the trials of getting off of it.
When we got back to Nova Scotia, we stayed with our friends Andrew and Patty. Visited Tatamagouche, wait till you hear about the train ! We then visited Cape Breton Island, wow!!!
Not sure if you know, Nova Scotia translates to New Scotland. And Cape Breton is where the Irish settled, it’s so Irish, the street signs are in Gaelic.
Pics of places I talk about in the episode:
Here’s a video describing our route across PEI
Check out the photos of:
Here’s a video describing our route around PEI
Here’s a link to the pics of:
More photos to come, I’m still editing them 🙂
Here’s a few videos on the water heater replacement:
The photo for this episode is what happened when I was watching the gas pumps and not the top of the rig while filling up with gas.
Regarding the picture for this episode, we added shelves to our closets. Easy and functional.
We headed south-west and stayed in Bannack State Park, where we were pleasantly surprised. It’s a great place for kids of all ages. Jackson (NOT Jackson Hole) is a small, warm, welcoming western town, here’s a link to Jackson.
Then we stopped at a RV shop and bought a new topper for the rig. Eric Stark is the owner and he has a great podcast that focuses on repairs. We called Dee and Kevin – see episode 8 – and had it shipped to their house (for free), as we planned to stay with them soon.
We stopped and saw Antelope and Bison at the National Bison Range.
Then off to Yellowstone N.P. Wow wow wow. Geysers !!!!!!!!! Hot springs !!! Elk and Bison!!!! Many hikes and a SWIM in the Boiling River !!!!
We could see the glaciers even before we arrived at the park. There was a lot of road construction outside of the park which slowed our travel. But oh well, because Glacier is so beautiful !!! We did many hikes including our 1st hike on the Continental Divide, we saw Bighorn Sheep, Moose (mom and calf) and came face to face with Mountain Goats ! Wow wow wow ! We will be coming back.
I’m still figuring out the Podcast, formatting and file sizes and how it sounds on your end)
Stayed in (and liked) Billings Montana then off to White Sulphur Springs and it was cold, sleeting and snowy and this was in August 2018 !!!!!! Remember you are in the Rockies.
We wanted to get out the cold and figured a glass of red wine would help so we looked and found 2 bars, “The Lane” and “The Sockman”. We figured Stockman sounded more like Montana so we went in a met a couple of locals (transplants from PA). We sat, talked, laughed, and made life longs friends with Kevin and Dee.
We find that even with the stresses, RVing is fun and fantastic !
We visited the Mall of America (the largest mall in the US) then stayed in Wisconsin, nice. We visited the Badlands National Park in South Dakota where Trish developed Heat Exhaustion !!!! It was over 100 degrees when we did an easy (for us) 4 mile hike. Here’s a link to the signs of heat emergencies. Then off to Montana (big sky country) and the Purple Mountains Majesty.
We ripped the topper on the slide Ugh. Batteries still dying too fast because of the Battery Control Center and it looks like the generator will be dead till its fixed. But we are seeing lots of things and places.
We started our 1 year long road trip on July 8th 2018, but befoe we left I fried our battery cutoff switch and blew the solenoid behind the BCC (battery control center) which killed our camera system on the rig (back up and side view) and is killing the house batteries faster than normal.
And if that ain’t enough stress, our generator died in 90 degree weather. So with the hot weather we are staying in more campgrounds than we expected and thus spending more money than we expected.
The stress continues.
After weeks of working on the solar we finally get it installed, but we still need to wire the inverter to the rig. All that while heading into the final weeks of my career as a RN. All of this is new to me, RVing, solar, retirement, podcast production etc. So, be patient I will continue to tweak this podcast. Paul, remember to breathe …..
I am preparing to retire and installing 800 watts of solar on the roof, a charge controller, 300 amp of batteries, and a 3000 watt sine wave inverter. Whew … talk about STRESS !!! So, I then talk about stress management tools.
I talk more about me and Stress Management Tools.
This is the 1st episode, I will focus on RVing and its stressors. It is a work in progress so if you have any comments or suggestions, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org
I will talk about our RV travels (trip planning, travel updates, problems encountered in relation to the RV, our travels AND how to deal with those stressors and stress in general.