On this travel site you will find our North American travel experiences starting with our year long 2005 trip around North America dubbed  "The Red Canoe", and our subsequent "Winter 2007-08 Trip" through Texas then to the Southwest USA.

The Red Canoe - Yearlong round trip of North America

Southwest US - From Texas West to AZ / CA

We hope those looking for RV travel aids find this website helpful, just as we found similar travel sites very helpful with our year long trip..


The  Red  Canoe

In the Fall of 2005, Velma and I departed for a yearlong trip around North America, by truck, RV, and a red canoe!
We had help planning our trip from WEB sites similar to this one.  For that reason, Velma designed the "Red Canoe" WEB site along the way, in hopes that you will find it helpful. In addition, it kept family and friends in touch and brought them "along for the ride". If you're considering such a trip, Don't quit!  It's a trip you'll never forget.

Southwest US Trip

A year later, we trailered the south and southwest USA, one more time. We find the southern States fascinating and we love the desert. We covered new destinations including Texas Padre Islands and the Rio Grande valley  area of Southern Texas and points west to AZ-CA.

Hall of Shame

This is, unfortunately, where some businesses get to have some of their offerings displayed. What you buy, is sometimes not what you bargained for, and hopefully, these disclosures will save you some money and headaches.

Eagle Cuda Fishfinder Model 242 or 300

Souris River Kevlar canoes - Wilderness 18 - pending

Citation Travel Trailer - apparent defective welding