Costa Rica – Crocs and Ceviche!

After year’s of being invited to stay with my childhood friend Deborah and her husband in Costa Rica, I travelled there at the end of January for a 10 day vacation. I won’t go into why M wasn’t with me on this trip, just suffice to say make sure your passport hasn’t expired before you […]

Fishing off the West Coast of B.C.

When I was looking for some fresh fish  in Walmart (ok maybe the wrong store), the cashier told me that all the fish in Florida are previously frozen even when you see them nicely laid out in the display cases of the local Publix grocery store.  Hmmm !!!  So I need to find out what […]

The Sundial – St. Petersburg, Fl.

Yes, it was a gorgeous day here in Florida yesterday with temperatures in the high 70’s.  M and I decided to ride our bikes into town and check out the new Locale Market that just opened at the Sundial this week.  The Sundial is a new high end mall in the centre of St. Pete’s […]

Day 11 – Tallahassee, FL to St. Petersburg, FL

My apologies for taken such a long time to post anything about our last day of driving on our road trip from Victoria BC to Saint Petersburg, Florida.  So we left Victoria, BC on March 25, 2014 and arrived in St. Petersburg on April 2, 2014.  Our last day of driving was probably our shortest […]

Day 10 – New Orleans, LA to Tallahassee, FL

Yesterday I was having trouble walking as my big toe was hurting, but today I woke up with a swollen foot and big toe so after breakfast , I went to see a local GP in New Orleans and was diagnosed with Gout.  This has really cramped my ability to get around as my left […]

Day 9 – New Orleans, LA

Being out late on the town last night, we had a slow start to our day. Today was a day for touring the City but first we walked to Lafayette Park at the back of the hotel and had coffee at PJ’s.  Then we went to Harris Casino to get on the Hop On and […]

Day 8 – Crockett, TX to New Orleans, LA

  We left Crockett, TX at 7 am. this morning to get an early start.  It was cool and misty like a West Coast spring morning.  We drove to Corrigan, TX and found a donut and coffee shop that made their own fresh donuts just like Tim Hortons but small town US style.  The negative […]

Day 7 – Tucumcari, NM to Crockett, TX

Today we continued along Route 66 (also known as Highway 40) to Amarillo, Texas.  After stopping for a coffee in Amarillo, we headed south along Highway 287 to Wichita Falls, TX.  This route was uneventful as we planned to put in a lot of miles  in today so we could get into the south of […]

Day 6 – Flagstaff, AZ to Tucumcari, NM

Went to breakfast at the Downtown Diner on Aspen Street in downtown Flagstaff across from the town square and I ordered the eggs and pancakes that were each the size of a large dinner plate.  We always seem to forget how large the food servings are here in the lovely US of A.  Anyway, it […]

Day 3 – Winnemucca, NV to Las Vegas, NV

Today we started our trip under clear skies and a little frosty morning. Even though so much of where we traveled is desert,  we are also surrounded by interesting and magnificent mountains. This was the theme of our day “Desert and Mountains”. Again we decided to travel as the crow-flies to Las Vegas and therefore […]