Entries by Richard


This, apparently, is what downsizing looks like. An older couple with a few boxes and a plant. I found the photo online here. Downsizing is an incredible amount of work. I fully appreciate why some people decide not to move. It really is a lot of effort. Our house is empty now, for the most part. […]

Home Free

Our house sold on my 60th birthday in March of this year. I was having lunch with my sister, her partner and Lorraine in Arizona. I told them the news and I said that Lorraine and I were now homeless. My sister’s partner corrected me. “You are now home free!”. We approached our real estate […]

Clearance Check

Space. Room to spare. Unfortunately, many of the sites we have visited with our coach have very little space. Sites are small and tightly packed. We first learned about checking for clearance when we visited the 1,000 Islands/Ivy Lea KOA in Ontario, Canada. It was our first trip out with the coach. We made a […]


The Vantrue X2 dashcam was one that I picked up from Amazon a few weeks ago. I wanted to have a small, yet functional, dashcam to capture our travels and, specifically, to capture any issues that might crop up when driving our coach. The X2 is a capable dashcam. Very small, light and discrete. I […]

The Outpost

Not really. The dealer for our coach, the Hitch House, is located in Barrie, Ontario and, while the city itself is well north of Toronto, it seems to be firmly in the grasp of the Greater Toronto Region. It is a tough drive through some of the most heavily congested roads in all of Canada. […]