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