The Travel blog

Stories and crazy shit that happens...

May Long 2022

For the past 30 + years, Todd has gone out boondock camping in the bush near the Foothills of the Rocky Mountains with a large group of friends and family. This group has morphed over time to many members of all ages, different friend and family groups that come and...

The time we lived in Texas for 3 months

After 15 blogs about our life adventures down in Texas, it is so hard to sit here and summarize this amazing trip. There are so many great stories and life experiences that were had over the last 3.5 months, how does one just say “we did this and now we are done“....

Texas in the Rearview

We departed Meredith Lake before the wind picked up and pit-stopped in Dumas for “cheap” diesel. Ruby was running on fumes and needed a big fill – took about an hour to fill up her main tank and slip tank…for a measly $1500 US! From there we started climbing in...

Cowboys and Canyons in the Texas Panhandle

The entire month of March we were camped near or along lakes and/or oceans where the daytime high was an average of 33C and nighttime of 18C. Heading north up towards Amarillo area meant that we were going to climb in altitude, so day and night temps were changing– I...

A dud in the desert

Laredo was not our favourite. It’s a bordertown, which is fine, but next time we will plan better – we kind of got lazy with planning, once we decided that we liked to stay longer at campgrounds, and we figured since we were going to a state park, there should be lots...

Birds and Boars on the Rio Grande

We were not sad to see South Padre Island in our rear view mirror (although we don’t actually have a rear view mirror in Ruby). It was starting to get a bit too busy for us on the Island. Happy to roll down Highway 2 through southern Texas heading towards the famous...

Drop your beer and pick-up the Bible

We may have over-extended our days on the beach at Port Aransas, but we weren’t too concerned cause we knew we weren't going to come back there and its not like they can tow a big rig like ours!. The last morning though we did have a “beach patrol” drive by and check...

When we had to go to Supreme Court

Believe it or not, we actually took a couple days off of our vacation because we needed a vacation from the vacation. It sounds crazy, but it takes a lot of planning to make this life work; researching, pre-planning, touring, living and blogging grinds on a person...

The time our friends came to visit

The last few days in and around the San Antonio area were mostly geared towards riding bikes through all the Riverwalk that allows bikes both the north end and south through the Missions National Historic Park (which of course is free entry).      ...

I mean it, go fly a kite!

Did a couple of loops in and around the Houston area, because we can and we weren't on a hard agenda. Headed north of Houston to Willis, TX to boondock with the Bello Bunch (from boondockerswelcome). What an amazing family! They are RV’ers themselves, a young family...

Great times in Galveston

We use many resources for booking our travel stays. Along with our Texas State Park pass and discovering the Army Corp of America campgrounds, we also like bookdocking. Before we left on our epic journey, Todd discovered a website called Boondockers Welcome (which was...

Beaumont – when we unanimously decided We Love Texas!

The closer we drive to the ocean the more we noticed flat land, water in the ditches, fish in the ditches, low laying grass and marsh land. When we arrived at Sea Rim State park, it was raining and lots of puddles. The next day, we go outside and all the puddles are...

Ana what? Anahuac

Our next stop was just outside of Houston to a small fishing town called Anahuac. Todd does most of the planning of locations and in his googling, he found out that you can boondock at their park for free for 3 days, with a pass from the Chambers County. We pulled in...

Introducing…..Trixie & Speedy!

For anyone who followed along with us through Baja, you probably remember Cindy the Civic. About a year ago, Cindy died, and we replaced her with Sally the Suzuki. Well Sally’s life was short, as she had a low-end engine knock and we had to put her up for retirement...