Sunday, December 1, 2019

5 Favourite 2019 Margy Meanders Posts


Each year I enjoy sharing blog posts from throughout the year that were favourites with my readers. Here are the top 5 for 2019 in order. Click the titles to read the complete posts.


1. Wayne and Margy's Rental RV Road Trip:  Wayne and I rented a 25' Coachman Leprechaun motorhome from El Monte RV in Ferndale, Washington. On January 25, we embarked on a 24-day trip from Bellingham to Tucson, Arizona, and back. We wanted to see if RV life was for us. It was a great trip with a lot of lessons learned.

Wayne in the driver's seat ready to start our adventure.

Related Post: Wayne and Margy's New RV Adventure is about purchasing a Forest River 25' Sunseeker motorhome of our own. Yes, we enjoyed it that much.


2. Mason Jar Solar Lights:  Crafting is one of my hobbies. I repurposed two mason jars into solar lights for our picnic table at our float cabin on Powell Lake.

Upscaled Mason Jar solar lights on my front port picnic table.

Related post: The Story of Patches is about hand sewing colourful patches on my favourite work sweatpants to extend their life.


3. 30-Day Drawing Challenge:  In January I participated in the 30-Day Drawing Challenge sponsored by the Comox Valley Community Arts Council. I combined the daily prompts with my cabin journal entries. I got lots of good drawing tips to help me improve. If there's one in your area, give it a try.

Pen and ink illustrations in my cabin journal were used in the challenge.

Related post: RV Journal Illustrations help us remember the best parts of our road trips.


4. North Vancouver Road Trip:  Last August Wayne and I took the ferry to Vancouver Island to check out potential campgrounds for a future trip with our quads. The winner was Link River Regional Park on Alice Lake.

Vancouver Island has many backcountry campgrounds with logging road access.

Related post: Ideal Cafe in Campbell River is where we eat breakfast or lunch every time we go to the Island.


5. Snowbird RV Adventure: Travis AFB to Woodward Reservoir Regional Park:  In November Wayne and I started a sun-seeking 40-day adventure from Bellingham to Los Angeles in our new RV. We drove 1644 miles and stayed in 16 different parks and campgrounds. 

Woodward Reservoir Regional Park T-Island Site #107.

Related post: Wayne and Margy's Snowbird RV Adventure describes our three part Fall 2019 through Spring 2020 three part RV road trip.


2019 was a very good year for us. We hope yours was as well. -- Wayne and Margy


Thanks for visiting part of my world this week. For more great posts from Our World Tuesday, click here.

And also a meme called Through My Lens by Mersad, Travel Tuesdays at Intelliblog. and  Tuesdays with a Twist at Stone Cottage Adventures. -- Margy

26 comments :

  1. That sounds like a wonderful year! I am intrigued with that drawing challenge. I haven't drawn much in ages.

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    1. It gave me a kick start to get back into it. - Margy

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  2. I enjoyed reading your blog, you had a very busy year. Wishing you safe travels and a Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to read my posts. I enjoy sharing our adventures. - Margy

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  3. Love the sound of your adventures. Long may they continue through the next decade.

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    1. We decided to start the RV adventures because you never know what the future will bring. - Margy

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  4. Margy - I can see why these were favorite posts among your readers. I received some new drawing supplies for Christmas and I am anxious to put them to good use. Happy New Year to you!

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    1. I've really enjoyed using the watercolour pencils. They are easy to transport and use. - Margy

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  5. Happy New Year to you and Wayne, Margy! Hope you two continue to have great adventures in 2020 and beyond. :)

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    1. Thanks Penelope. We sure hope to have many more adventures to come. - Margy

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  6. That last trip must have been quite an adventure. Crikey, it takes me most of the year to drive 1644 miles here in UK.

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    1. We have to leave our section of the BC coast to drive that much. That's about what I do in a year with my car. - Margy

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    1. They were fun to make and upgrade with the decoupage. - Margy

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  8. Excellent choices Margy! Thanks for your faithful blogging!

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  9. That road trip was epic! At least, for me!!!

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  10. ...I hope that you will keep packing a lot into 2020.

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  11. Happy New Year to both of you! I loved following all your adventures as always. The RV travel posts have been really special because they bring back wonderful memories of our RV journey. And because it delights me that you two are enjoying it so much.

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    1. Your winter home in Florida reminds me of our float cabin home up the lake. We were flying campers every summer until we discovered it in 2001 and purchased it on the spot. That led to huge changes in our life: early retirement, fewer airplane summer camping trips, and ultimately Canadian citizenship. - Margy

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  12. Mason jars have so many uses! Happy travels in 2020!

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    1. I follow Ball on Instagram and they share a lot of fun uses. - Margy

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Thanks for stopping by. Comments, questions, and suggestions are always welcome. - Margy