Posts by: Ron

Cruisin’ 2017

There was a time when cruisin’ meant, driving back and forth on Courtenay Avenue in my not-so-cool and aged 56 Ford. I’m not sure what I was trying to accomplish other than to contribute to global warming, but I was persistent if nothing else. Later, cruisin’ was travelling down the coast to California and Mexico, or floating down the Courtenay River on inner tubes. It seems, I was a cruisin’ kind of guy. This year cruisin’ took on a whole…

  • The Palace

    Continuing with Hillbilly Hotel, we journey on from Victoria to the very beautiful west coast of Vancouver Island, where we had booked a campsite at Ucluelet. Our motor home is a bit aged. Consequently, on most journeys, one part of…

  • Hillbilly Hotel

    It was summer in Canada. Motor homing season had arrived. The previous year we had purchased a 29-foot colossus and took a few trial runs, realizing that motor homing is a pretty fun activity. Initially I had been entirely intimidated…

  • Travels with Dad

    From my first memory, dad was a strong, virile and handsome man. He had married my mother shortly after World War 2. They both served in the war with my mother a WAC in Great Britain and my dad a…

  • Thai Basil

    On a recent trip to Vancouver in January, I sought to get together with a long-time friend. I have known this man for close to 40 years and think of him as a brother. We have experienced many adventures together,…

  • Woody Cross

    On March 27, 2017 the world became a little less friendly and enjoyable. A good man and friend, Woody Cross, passed away from a horrible disease, cancer. He had struggled with this illness for a couple of years. His struggles…

  • Justice

    It seems there is a general interest in lifestyles of those perpetrating criminal acts and those that society designates to respond to these acts. I have completed three articles on my experiences in the jails and Community Corrections. These articles received the…

  • The Rock

    Rugged and striking, Newfoundland could literally kick your butt. For two weeks I had my butt kicked around most of this amazing island and much of Labrador. Three middle aged men were intent on circumnavigating Newfoundland and Labrador in an…

  • Under the Knife

    The following is a description of the continuing saga of Caroline's body renovation from the last blog. Some may have viewed much of this from a previous letter during the experience, but for those who did not have to endure my…

  • A Journey

    RunOnRon has been very quiet for many months largely due to the journey we have embarked upon. We are beginning to see a bit of the light at the end of the tunnel....hopefully. The next three posts will explain what…

  • To Hell and Back, part 2

    In case you've forgotten, we left Kelowna only to have our faculties assaulted by an elf, then an extremely rude Samantha, we were confronted with terrorist addicts, then upon reaching Revelstoke encountered a near death experience. Hopefully part two is a little more…

  • To Hell and Back

    ........that's DrumHELLer and back!! It had been about a month since we were camping….if you can call our little excursions camping. After all, we have cable TV, wifi, a bathtub, a queen sized bed, and all manner of modern convenience. It…