We’re almost ready!  Final packing and loading is underway; Lynda gave her last finals yesterday and is grading papers today and tomorrow; Graduation is Friday night, and we bring The Villa home on Friday morning. The plan is to leave Saturday about noon, and get as far as Kingman, AZ, by Saturday evening.  (There is no reason to be in a hurry to get to Kingman…)

We’ll be posting mostly daily as we travel through Winslow, Albuquerque, Amarillo, and then Bartleville, OK, and beyond. The plan is to be in the Hudson Valley of New York by June 29, and we rendezvous with the Nor by Nor’East Airstream Caravan on July 5.  Here is the description of the caravan:

Nor’ By Nor’East Caravan

Start Date: July 05, 2017      Start Location: Ashaway, RI, USA

Stop Date: August 14, 2017  Stop Location: Cornwall, PEI, Canada

Total Number of Nights:  41

Number of Stops:  11  

Number of Airstreams: 23


The Nor’ By Nor’east National Caravan will begin in southern New England and end in Prince Edward Island, Canada. We begin the caravan in RI and visit nearby Mystic Seaport, CT and Newport, RI.

Plymouth, of course, is steeped in history; the “Plimoth Plantation,” Plymouth Rock, Mayflower II, and the Jenny Museum are among the places we’ll visit.

Boston’s stop is a busy one with 2 days of bus rides from Topsfield into the Capitol. All those sites you’ve read about in history books will be part of our journey. JFK Library, Bunker Hill, Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, etc. are just part of what we’ll see.

Continuing up the coastline to an ocean-side campsite in Searsport ME and then nearby Bar Harbor in Trenton will make you a firm believer that Maine is indeed beautiful. We’ll enjoy the Penobscot Marine Museum, Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows Observatory and a Food Channel-approved ”Down East Style Lobster Bake”.

We’ll camp nearby FDR’s retreat at Campobello Island in NB, Canada, enjoy “Tea With Eleanor” and then another campsite up the road in Moncton where we will visit Hopewell Cape and see the exaggerated tides of the Bay of Fundy.

Nova Scotia’s 3 stops include campsites that will be home bases so we can travel to Peggy’s Cove, Halifax, Louisbourg, Baddeck and of course the Cabot Trail. We intend to be in NS for 11 days and we will see everything and continue to eat too!

A short trip across to Prince Edward Island on a ferry and you will think you’re in Heaven. We have plenty of time here for exploring and enjoying some entertainment in Charlottetown, the warm waters along some of the most beautiful beaches, as well as seafood-PEI style. We will have our Farewell Banquet in Charlottetown.


We’ve been planning for this trip for many years… We intend to be back home in Mid October. We’ll see you all down the road!


Phil and Lynda Terhorst

Irvine, CA