Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Thank You Readers!

Wow... what a response to my Blog from last night... over 650 page views out of nowhere... Thanks for many nice comments in regards to my past Blogs. It is something I enjoyed doing.

I have had multiple requests already to continue on with some form of Blogging, built around our new life, and of course our great Grand Children. What a bunch they are turning into!

This will be taken into consideration. I will take a bit of time off, and then decide if I can continue under some different format. Never say never I guess...

Once again, thanks readers...we will see you in Blogland!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Well, it has been a great ride!

Yesterday in the blog, I alluded to the fact that a lot has been happening this summer. Well, there sure has, and I am not quite sure where to start, but we will give it a go.

A couple weeks ago, Judy took on the task of arranging our out of Country Travel Insurance for this coming winter. Houston, we have a problem! On April 6, this year, I celebrated my 10th anniversary of living with a triple heart by-pass. The good news is my health is fantastic, and I have never really felt better. The bad news is, of course, the Insurance Companies don't really like me anymore. Judy and I paid about $1,500.00 last year for our Insurance, and the same Insurance companies want $5,000.00 this year for the same coverage. Hard to swallow in one bite!

In years to come, the Insurance will only get worse for us, as we age, and run into medical problems.

So, an executive decision had to be made about our future. We have been fulltiming for 6 years now, and have enjoyed every minute of it! However, it is coming to an end, as we decided to make the transition back to a more normal type of life, if you want to call it that. RVlifeonwheels will no longer be rolling down the highways and bi-ways of North America.

So John, you might ask... WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO NOW? Well, as it turns out, we have been busy for a reason these past few weeks. Once Judy and I make a decision, there is no turning back... we only look forward, and get on with it! In the past couple weeks we have made arrangements for a nice unit in Lakeview Estates, in Woodstock.

We will enjoy a nice view of Lake Pittock in Town, as we sit out on the balcony of our unit. These units are very nice, 1,286 square feet, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, a nice storage room, with a full laundry service inside the unit, a big eat in kitchen, along with a big living room with a formal dining room attached. You get to control your central heating and air conditioning. We will be able to keep the Cruze snow free, as it will be in the underground parking, and we will be able to entertain our Grand Kids at the attached salt water swimming pool / sauna / whirlpool / gym facilities. Life will be good.

The only problem is at this point in time, we do not know if we will gain possession on August 1st or September 1st. Should know in the next couple days.

Now, hang on to your seat! We have sold our Gulf Stream Endura! This happened in just the last few days. It was very unexpected, but it happened. Judy and I are thrilled at the deal in place, and it is going to close this coming Thursday. Now, you may see our next problem! As we sell the Coach this Thursday, we do not have anywhere to live. Good thing they have some nice motels in Town. We will take up residence at the local Days Inn, until we are able to gain possession of the unit.

Judy is away this week, visiting with her Brother, so I have been in charge of packing up the Coach. Do you know how much stuff we had in here??? Hard to believe. However, I am almost there. I go to pick Judy up this coming Wednesday, and then sell the Coach on Thursday. Phew...

Now here is a happy type problem I guess. Judy and I do not even own a chair to put in the new digs. So, we have some serious shopping to do very soon, as we will totally equip our new home with all new furniture. I have been personally put in charge of arranging the Audio/visual components, which has been a burden, as I try to figure out what I (want/need/can get away with...) The new 55 inch Ultra High Definition Sets are very tempting and seem to be calling me... (Can you spell H-O-C-K-E-Y) Just researching new Audio Sound Bars with Sub-Woofers to provide the required sound. (Arrggg Arrggg...) Oh ya, I think we are going to get some real furniture too...

So there you go... what a change it will be for us. As I look back, it has been a blast. 6 years of RV travel around North America. What is not to like about that! I have to thank the love of my life, (Judy) for allowing me to fulfill a dream that we both made into a reality! We have no regrets whatsoever! I would recomend this lifestyle to anyone who has any sort of interest! Just do it! We did not have an end plan in place for transition back to normal life as we started this, it just worked out, as we knew it would. You deal with what is presented to you.

We both look forward to a new phase in our lives. One with a permanent home base. We will still travel, as we have benefit plans that provide out of country travel insurance whenever we need it! Just for a shorter period of time. We will learn to love like winter all over again, I guess... We will have to find some new snow tires! Hey, we are Canadians! We adjust!

Now for the sad news.... this will mark the end of my Blog, RVlifeonwheels... It has been a blast! As many of you know, I lost a bit of interest in the past couple of months, but spent the better part of the past 6 years doing a daily blog. I never dreamed it would be viewed as much as it was, but that is what social media does these days. We also have a nice written history of our 6 years on the road, complete with pictures.

I want to thank all the readers who kept me going over the years. You made it easy to continue. I will still follow blogs during my daily readings... just won't be writing anymore.

Over the 6 years, we have met many people, visited many places, and learned lots of different things. I have memories that I will never forget! For a matter of interest, the place I really enjoyed visiting the most of all the places we went to.... "Death Valley" What a place, and I hope to go back one day.

So, as I sign off, thanks again readers! It has been a blast!


Sunday, July 12, 2015

Yippee! I am 4 Years Old!

Hard to believe, however Gwenny did turn four years old today! So, what else do you do on your birthday? You have a party of course!

Gwenny is opening one of the gifts she received this afternoon, with Charlie keeping a close eye on his Sister!

The other day I stopped by, and played a board game with her...she loves doing this.

Gwenny has certainly turned into a very delightful young girl. Hard to believe she was born four years ago, and this September she will be starting full day kindergarten.

This summer has turned into a very busy me for Judy and I and I hope to bring you all up to date tomorrow!

Till tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Wow... he found his keyboard again!

Yes, I admit, I have been lax on the blogging lately, but enjoying this great start to summer none the less. This past weekend, Judy and I made a trip in the motorhome over to north of Whitby, to visit her Brother, Howard, and Wife, Teri, who were very gracious, and put on a fantastic Family Reunion for Judy's side of the Family! They had a terrific turnout, and more food of course than anyone could ask for!

It was great to get caught up with all in the Family....no pun intended! As great as the reunion was, the weather tried to match, and turned out just perfect so we could all spend the time outside.

I took some pictures, but as it turned out, most of them were of the kids at the reunion.

We had the RV real handy and it worked nice as as base to work out of...

That is Howard's and Teri's Bounder parked behind us...

Getting your five Grands to look at the camera and smile all at once is like hearding cats! Sure was nice to have all of them there!

That is Chris above, loading into Howard's old Desoto, as they got ready to take all the kids for a ride!

Charlie was right into riding in the old cars!

That is Emmie front and centre hamming it up in the Model T.

Teri had all the kids loaded into the old convert!

All I had to do was show Paige my iPhone and she was striking the pose!!!

Even the humming birds showed up for the party... These are just a small sampling of pics, and I am waiting for some more to arrive!

Sure turned into a great reunion, and Fathers Day! Spent all my time just taking it all in and enjoying!

Till the next time...


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A day at Canada's Wonderland...

Last Sunday, Judy got a chance to spend the day with Chris and Kristina along with all the kids, as they travelled over to Canada's Wonderland, up near Maple, Ontario.

Chris' work provides them with free tickets each year for all to enjoy, so why not. I had other things on the go, so could not attend, but I did get to see a the pics of a great day!


This is one massive playground, and has been around for a few years now. It is always busy, and they keep improving the Park by adding new rides every year.

So here are a bunch of pics of a great day...

I loved the great shot of the back of Gwenny's head in the pic above...lol.... typical 3 year old!

The Swan ride is always a popular one, and there was a big line up for it...

Chris looks like he had to squeez into this one!


It was a great day for the water park portion of the park...

This picture pretty well sums up the day I would say... Gwenny was having a blast!

Yes, Lois was at the Park as well, but I think they only thing she got to ride was her Buggy!


Charlie loved his horse ride...

Leave it to Gwenny to grab a piggy back ride!

Sure looks like a good time was had by all...they were there all day!

Till tomorrow...

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Touch a Truck!

The Town of Woodstock does some pretty neat stuff... today was the 2nd annual "Touch a Truck" Program. This is a great opportunity for little kids, and well, maybe some big ones too, to check out a whole bunch of real neat vehicles. They had everything, from Fire Trucks, to Police Cars, to City Busses, to....well, you name it, including Farm Machines, and Construction Equipment.


Charlie right away, fell in love with this huge Ladder Truck from the Woodstock Fire Department. It was big!

What kid would not want to climb behind the wheel of this beast?

We bought Charlie a toy Bobcat in Florida this year, he just wanted to take this real one for a spin!


The kids loved this construction equipment...

Gwenny wants to go farming...

It is a long climb up for Gwenny to catch up to Dad...

Charlie liked the Ambulance, and the Para Medic tried to get his pulse, but Charlie's finger was a bit small.

Lots of fancy equipment in the Ambulance.... oh, ya, I have been in one of these for real... didn't seem like a lot of fun then...

Charlie was trying out the Woodstock Police Paddy Wagon... Bad Boy, Bad Boy...Whatcha going to do when they come for you....

Even had a couple of motorcycles for the kids to tryout... why not!

Now check out the rubber steel wheels on this tractor... wonder how old it is?

All I can say is the kids had a ball, and so did I. It was a lot of fun to pack into a morning...

Till tomorrow...