Timing is everything

When the kids were little, most summers Mireille would pack the three up in whatever car we had at the time and drive them three days to visit her family in Quebec. Since it was a three-day trip there and another three days back, she always made it worth it and stayed for a month…

11+ Months Already!

This Valentine’s Day will mark our first anniversary full timing in Charlie. In anticipation of more than one First Anniversary post idea, I thought I would bloviate on some observations over our first year to date. Many of these would seem obvious to someone who has been doing this for some time, but there are…

Navigation “lessons” and Gettysburg

While we were in New York visiting Sonia, Doug, and Liam, our youngest son Gregory mentioned that for my birthday he would like to get me a tour of the Gettysburg battlefield. I had wanted to go there forever, and in truth was planning to go after New York anyway, so this all worked out…

Our last night in Montmagny

One of the things Mireille and I find it hard to get used to as we continue our travels-with-charlie is how time does seem to fly! I do not know why it is, but I think it has to do with the fact that we do not spend enough time anywhere to get into the…

A bad road, a lovely park, a surreal meeting

After a week in Sioux Falls and becoming official South Dakotans, our next week would see us staying at the Hidden Ridge RV Resort near Hopkins, Michigan. It is said that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. After making our way from South Dakota to the Hidden Ridge RV Resort, I think…

Whew! (Arizona to Colorado)

  It has been a while since I last posted here. That is not because I haven’t had anything to say, but more because we have been busy. When last I wrote, we were crossing the two-month mark and were still in Mesa Arizona at the Mesa Regal RV Resort. We were there for a…

One month in…

Today is our one month anniversary living in Charlie. We have not gotten on the road yet. Charlie’s travels so far have been from Montgomery Alabama, where we picked him up, to Edmond Oklahoma. That said a month is a month, and we have learned some lessons and had some surprises. As such, I thought…

A philosophical interlude

I know there is nothing new here, Solomon said there was nothing new under the sun, so there is no reason to think this will be. I also know that all this has been said before, and better, by people throughout time. Still, as Zig Ziglar once said and I often quote, “We do not…