Thursday, December 28, 2017
The new blog is...
Happy New Year!
Friday, December 1, 2017
November update —
We spent most of November in our RV community called Retama Village. Highlights of the month were visits from our traveler friends Tony and Jenny, finishing up a 6-month camping trip from Nova Scotia, all the way to Alaska, south through California, then on to visit us in very far south Texas. Our daughter Alexis also visited us for a few days around Thanksgiving. We love having visitors. We took our guests to beautiful South Padre Island for a few days at the beach, and to Mexico to do some shopping.
We also took the Airstream out for a few trips. We hope to do this periodically while we stay in Retama Village, as a way to get to know Texas better. We went to Falcon State Park where we visited a bird sanctuary and saw lots of exotic birds.
While in Retama Village, George stays busy with projects around the house and with some social events with others in the community. I do water aerobics daily and have joined a line-dance class! W
We have also been busy as we prepare for our presentations in Rochester, Minnesota in January/February. We will be speaking on “retiring and traveling the world on a shoestring budget” to the library’s fundraiser and to various civic clubs. We also made a collage of photos from our 25 housesitting assignments as our latest wall art.
December update —-
George’s sister and her husband will be visiting us in mid-December. We are looking forward to their visit. Then, we are off to Panama for our next housesitting assignment. We will spend Christmas there, staying in a condo overlooking the canal. Another one to check off from the bucket list!
While our daughter Alexis was visiting us, we took advantage of her computer technology skills. She helped us set up our new blog. We will start posting again in mid-December. It is named ‘ www.reidsontheroad2018.wordpress.com. Hope you will follow us. We will be able to attach photos once again.
Cheers! George and Karmen
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
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Monday, September 25, 2017
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Friday, September 22, 2017
CAMPGROUND: Toulmne Meadows, inside Yosemite National Park. Typical national park campground: rugged sites, passable bathrooms, no hookups. But location, location, location! $13/night with Senior Pass. 4 stars out of 5
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
LOCATION: Battle Mountain, Nevada - in north central part of state
WEATHER: Hot. High 90. Mostly sunny, pretty light clouds
We left our Harvest Host winery site in the early morning, then drove to a rest stop for breakfast. We drove by interesting lava fields and signs for fossil museums. There were a lot of springs flowing from the mountains.
We had planned to stay another day in Idaho at another Harvest Host winery, but we hadn't heard back from the host. We arrived at a fork in the road where we had to decide whether to stay in Idaho or go south to Nevada. We went south, and immediatly lost cell service. Unfortunately, later we learned that there was indeed vacancy at the winery, but the owner couldn't reach us due to the lack of cell service.
Oh well - on to Nevada. We are headed toward Yosemite National Park and have to travel south to get there. We drove through 200 miles of sheer nothingness. No gas, cell service, food, motels - nothing but a few sad-looking Indian reservations.
We ended up here in Battle Mountain. Nothing special but the RV site has everything we need. It was good to catch up with laundry and showers. We did some online research on camping at Yosemite and to find other Harvest Hosts on our upcoming routes. It was a 260-mile day. This is our route so far on this trip, excluding our detour to Singapore and Thailand....
The theme of the day was eating the bounty of our Harvest Host overnight stays. This was especially important due to our naughty refrigerator. For breakfast, we had salmon cakes from last night's salmon. Lunch was prime beef sandwiches, leftover from last night, too. Then, for dinner tonight we had sauteed veg from the Harvest Host farm with one of last night's potatoes. A tomato salad was on the menu, too, with the freshest tomato we have ever eaten. Unfortunately, we didn't finish everything, and tomorrow will be round 3 of the leftovers.
The sunset over the other RVs was beautiful...