Tuesday, October 18, 2022

So We've Come To This Point In Time Again

 Our tourist season is almost over, the leaves have already been flying off of the trees and I even cut down one of our stately maple trees, cause it had been on a steady decline for the last 3-4 years. It'll serve us one more time though - as firewood in our stove. 

A foggy morning at the beach and a Herring Weir waiting for the next summer.

The first week in October ended with a cruise ship visiting the area, resulting in multiple border crossings with cruise passengers for us.

The next cruise visit the week after, got cancelled, due to inclement weather, but this Friday we will have another couple loads of cruise people coming over to the island. And that will conclude our season for good.


And then it'll be "leaving-time" soon -  meaning the last renter has moved out of our RV and we will be packing up for the trip southwards. This time it's gonna be Texas and the Rio Grande Valley. More details about our final destination will be coming forth later. We have traveled parts of that part of the country many years ago, but are looking forward to do some more in-depth traveling this time. 

                  7 days on the road should get us south

Driving along the East Coast we try to avoid big city areas

Evenings are now spent with brooding over road maps and possible overnight locations. I even re-activated an old DVD with "Microsoft Streets". But of course our cell phones will give us updated travel information.

Our days are busy with doing cleanups outside and in the garage, and getting those vehicles which will stay at home ready to meet the harsh reality of winter.

The trailer itself got window curtains after some of the blinds started to fray. Propane needs to be filled and all functions checked and re-checked. Our tow vehicle, a 2015 Chevrolet Express 3500 has received a different rear axle ratio which should make a big difference in towing. The former one was a 3.42 while the new one is a 4.10. Translated that means that the drive axle will be turning 4.1 times to make the wheels do one complete turn, while the former gear made it turn only 3.42 times. This way, more power comes to the wheels. The van will now have a lower top speed, but that is not essential for us. Another consequence is that the speedometer will show a higher speed than the van is actually going. Again that is not of any concern to me as our GPS will always show correct speed. Matter of fact, it even shows the allowed max speed at all times.


  1. Yes, Peter, it is time. We shall both be heading south, but in your case, MUCH further! Safe and enjoyable travels for all three of you. And THANKS for a fantastic summer on Campo. ♡♡♡

  2. There is always excitement in making plans and getting things prepared. I look forward to travelling along on your journey. Enjoy these work filled but anticipation filled days.


  3. Safe travels and warm winds....we're staying in Maine


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