We revisited a Tiki Hut bar in St Petersburg. Then we picked Oranges on Dooley Groves in Ruskin. Stopped by Tarpon Springs and ate at Mamas Greek Cuisine and bought a sponge. In Inverness we saw live music at MC Wine Bar (Twysted Vyne). And finally found great hiking in Florida at O’Leno State Park and Ichetucknee Springs State Park. Finally we met Sean and Alli who have a RVing YouTube Channel.
Here are links to the pics of O’Leno State Park. And a pic of the huge Lemon we saw at Dooley Groves.
We visited the Florida RV Supershow in Tampa on the busiest day of the show, and let me tell you, WOW! But the real reason for visiting Clearwater was to visit my brother Mike and his wife Jen. This was a bitter-sweet yet very healing visit for me. We then had our 2nd one-night stop over on the trip. We are loving the slower pace.
Here are pics from the Tampa RV Supershow.
Here is a link to the Florida RV Supershow.
And a link to John and Kathy Huggins instructions on “How to survive a RV show”.
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 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
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:
Check out the photos of:
Here’s a video describing our route around PEI
Here’s a few videos on the water heater replacement:
In episode 20 of my RelaxRV podcast I talk about how living on the road in our 30′ motor-home for four months changed my view of “size” and things.
It is a fact that today buyers aged 35-54 are the largest segment of RV owners, according to the 2011 University of Michigan study. This is the 1st time that the average age group of RVers are not retirees. During our travels we met a lot of young families living fulltime on the road while homeschooling their children.
While writing my notes for episode 20, I did some research and found a couple of articles and a great book that talk about the reduction of stress associated with downsizing.
In the article in WebMD (https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/features/cut-stress-simplify-life#4) the author talks about how living “smaller”, can reduce your stress by lowering time constraints. She also talks about the importance of “disconnecting” and reducing debt as associated with downsizing.
In another article “6 Reasons Downsizing Your Home Can Lower Stress” (https://seniordirectory.com/articles/info/can-downsizing-really-lower-your-stress) the author focuses on the financial benefits of downsizing.
And an interesting book (Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life That Is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich by Duane Elginwhich looks at ways to live without being obsessed with “things” and may inspire you to start living a life that is simple, happy, and less cluttered.
So, take a deep breath in ……. let it out and relax.
There are links to the articles and to the book on Amazon (of which I am an associate and. Following the link will not cost any more in your purchase but I will receive a small financial boost for each purchase.
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.