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Nature

Monumental Monuments

Have you ever wondered how they carved the monument at Mount Rushmore out of solid granite? Were you picturing a sculptor like Michelangelo, a solitary figure dangling perilously from a scaffold chipping away with a hammer and chisel?

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Mississippi, more than just the Blues

The only problem with traveling six hours from New Orleans to see B.B.King perform his last homecoming concert is that we wound up in Indianola, MS. If you happen to look at a map (as I know my friend Marge did), you will notice that Indianola is more than halfway up the state. We had … Continue reading »

Categories: America, Campgrounds, Cuisine, Friends, Nature, State and National Parks | 5 Comments

30 years traveling the road of life together

Planning our trips can be pretty stressful; I feel totally responsible for our enjoyment. So imagine the pressure I put on myself this year trying to figure out how to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Added to the difficulty of planning for this momentous occasion was the fact that April 28 fell on a Monday. YES, … Continue reading »

Categories: America, Campgrounds, Cuisine, Culture, Entertainment, Friends, Music, Nature, Serendipity, Wine | 13 Comments

Calendar Girl

We ¬†are happy to announce that Serena is a Calendar Girl! She is gracing the June page of the Leisure Travel Vans Calendar. Yippee! This is the picture that was chosen by popular vote:  

Categories: Architecture, Campgrounds, Canada, Nature | 12 Comments

What Wood You Do?

What would you do if a blight of Dutch elm disease ravaged your town’s 100-year-old elm tree population?

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Back to Boondocking

In PEI we had gotten into a rut of staying in campgrounds. At the end of a long day, sometimes it is easier than looking for a boondocking (free camping) location. And the provincial parks, while not very picturesque, were pretty inexpensive at $30.00 a night, less our senior citizens’ discount of 10%.

Categories: Boondocking, Canada, Nature | Tags: , | 7 Comments

The Rocks Rocked!

One of the best things about driving on the roads less traveled are the gems you find along the way. Noticing a sign for Hopewell Rocks on tiny Rte 114 in New Brunswick, I consulted the internet with my trusty iPad and found an amazing natural wonder, one which I didn’t know existed.

Categories: Canada, Nature | 21 Comments