Wandering the Trails – Where I can

We’ve been coming to our little campground at Cultus Lake for about 25 years now. Our kids grew up here and we’ve seen a lot of changes over the years. There is a provincial park that surrounds much of the lake along with a number of private resorts and cabins clustered around the water. It…

The last couple in the world

In the last three RV parks we stayed at, we’ve been the only ones there. We rolled into the Mr. Moro Motel & RV Park in Playa Las Glorias, Sinaloa yesterday and had our pick of the sites. We picked one right on the beach. Nothing impeding our view. Wonderful! We found a handyman/caretaker who…

Tasting wine

“I think I’ll try the raita.” Margaret turned and gave me a supercilious look. “You mean the Riatta. Raita is the yogourt and cucumber dip we make up to have with our curry.” “Yes, yes, of course, I meant the Riatta.” We have been working our way down the west coast in our motorhome. We…

Musical Mechanical Wonders

I’m a sucker for mechanical things. Things that move, jiggle, whir, spin, and clatter. They don’t have to do anything or be useful although practicality does add a certain  level of elegance to an otherwise purely entertaining device. A long time ago (in the early ‘60s) during a family vacation to Yellowstone Park, we passed…

Plastic containers. Grr-r-r…!

There’s this old saying that goes, Ya can’t live with ‘em;   Ya can’t live without ‘em. If I’m not mistaken, it refers to plastic containers. Plastic containers are the bane of my existence. First of all, you have to have them. Where else are you going to put all your left over stuff? Without them,…

Please deliver me from all this stuff

It’s morning and I am looking out the window of the farmhouse. My coffee mug is soothingly warm in my hands. There is nothing better than savouring your first coffee of the morning. Except maybe watching the rising sun turn morning into day over the fields outside. The forest on the other side is shrouded…