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Tom and Louise on Tour in North America



A Good Year to Visit Canada

Posted by TBUTLER, 30 July 2015 - * * * * * · 696 views
Canada, Exchange Rate, Iceberg and 1 more...
A Good Year to Visit Canada On our way through New Brunswick we encountered a toll road.  I pulled up to the toll booth and asked what the toll would be for us.  The man in the booth said it would be $5.25.  I asked if he could take US money and he said yes.  I handed him a $5.00 bill.  He punched that into his register and laughed, "It looks like I owe you...


We've Found Newfoundland!

Posted by TBUTLER, 29 July 2015 - - - - - - · 99 views
Canada, Newfoundland
After our successful visit to the Harrisburg Cummins Coach Care Facilities, we traveled north into New York.  We made a stop at Cooperstown to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame.  For two baseball fans, this was a fun stop.  So many great stories.  The memories come flooding back.  From there we drove through southern Vermont and New...


So Much News, So Little Time

Posted by TBUTLER, 09 July 2015 - - - - - - · 176 views
Maintenance, Generator, Exhaust and 3 more...
I'll start by celebrating the return to life by the FMCA Computer System.  Today is the first day I've been able to log on in the last two or three weeks!  That doesn't explain my long absence from blogging.  When we returned last fall I fell right into some intense volunteer work as Education Chair for the Rio Grande Valley Chapter Texas M...


Have a Happy New Year

Posted by TBUTLER, 30 December 2014 - - - - - - · 471 views

We've been back at our winter residence for nearly two months now.  When we were full timing the motor home was our residence. How different things are now.  We moved into a mobile home (they call them manufactured homes when they sell them) in 2010.  Manufactured is a better term.  The home was mobile for about 500 miles but now that...


Eastbound on I-10 on the Way Home

Posted by TBUTLER, 22 November 2014 - * * * * - · 251 views
Tucson, Arizona, New Mexico and 7 more...
We spent Sunday night at the Wal-Mart on the north side of Tucson.  Monday morning we were out just after rush hour.  Making the turn from traveling southward from Oregon, we now turn into the sun in the early morning, heading east toward Texas.  Traffic through Tucson on I-10 is heavy but not as bad as some city driving.  About 30 mil...


On to Las Vegas!

Posted by TBUTLER, 14 November 2014 - - - - - - · 206 views
Road Trip, Nevada, Las Vegas and 2 more...
Picking up the story where I left off with the previous entry, we are on a trip from Western Oregon to our winter home in the southern tip of Texas.  As I write this we have been at home for three weeks.  Returning home means a flurry of activities which have now started to normalize.  I'm back to writing... 
 
Leaving the Susanvi...


Fleeing the Cold, Rain and Clouds

Posted by TBUTLER, 17 October 2014 - - - - - - · 1,033 views
Oregon, California, Road Trip
We spent most of this week with our daughter and her family at their vacation home in Oregon.  During our stay there were several days of rain and clouds.  Nights were cool enough that we had the furnace running.  Oregon is beautiful.  Their home is on the Umpqua river about 30 miles inland where they can actually fish from their back...


California Girls

Posted by TBUTLER, 05 October 2014 - - - - - - · 291 views
California, Family and 1 more...
After our stay at the factory service center in Oregon, we are now in California staying with our daughters family in the Gold Hills south of Sacramento.  We come here every fall to take care of the two girls, age 6 and 8.  Their school is on a year-round schedule and they get a break this time of year.  Mom works in another school district...


The Great Repair Adventure

Posted by TBUTLER, 26 September 2014 - - - - - - · 1,445 views
Maintenance, Repair and 4 more...
The bane of every motor home owner is maintenance.  I'm a relatively handy guy and can handle lots of simple things but over time there are problems that occur that are better done by someone with more knowledge and experience than I can muster.  As I've aged, the line that separates what I want to do and what I will pay someone else to do has m...


Remembering Weed, California

Posted by TBUTLER, 17 September 2014 - - - - - - · 294 views
Weed, California, Fire, Volcanoes and 2 more...
Having traveled the country for 14 years in a motor home there are many places mentioned in the news Louise and I have visited.  They become more than just abstract names of places in the news, they become familiar territory.  In the news in the last few weeks, Phoenix, Lake Havasu, Tuscon all had major flooding and damage.  We stayed in RV...