Entries by Richard


Desert Shores is now but a distant memory. We left this beautiful resort in Southern California on Sunday with our first stop at Distant Drums RV Resort in Camp Verde, Arizona, only a gentle 5-hour drive, for two nights. Our plan was to spend the afternoon, evening and the following day hiking in the Sedona […]

Salvation Mountain

“A unique and visionary sculpture… a national treasure… profoundly strange and beautifully accessible, and worthy of the international acclaim it receives.” That quote is from Barbara Boxer, a California Senator, in an address to Congress back in 2002. We were spending the day with my sister and her partner. We were not far from Salvation […]


Atrophy: a gradual decline in effectiveness due to underuse or neglect. There is a rhythm when traveling frequently in our coach. The whole process of getting up and going seems effortless. The teardown and setup happens quickly. Maneuvering the coach feels natural. The hours behind the wheel do require focus and discipline but everything is under […]

Leaving Southern California

Four more days before we begin the long drive back to Canada. Yesterday, the temperatures in Indio, California reached 102 Fahrenheit or 39 Celsius. A dry heat. Back home it was 40 Fahrenheit or 4 Celsius. A cold heat. Or maybe just plain cold. Might need to pick up a sweater or two if things […]

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Lorraine and I met up with my sister and her partner to spend the day hiking Mount San Jacinto State Park. If you are ever in the Palm Springs area, I highly recommend the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. It will take you up to the State Park in style. The tramway features the world’s largest […]