This is the home page for Steve Winker.
I retired in December 2006 and started a lifestyle of fulltime RVing on June 13, 2007. This web site is an attempt to let friends and family know where I've been and where I'm going. So it will always be a work in progress. However, don't be surprised if it doesn't get updated that frequently. I'm traveling in a lot of areas where web access is not always available. Plus, if you were sitting at some campsite in Alaska with amazing scenery, would updating your website be very high on your priority list? So be patient and I'll do my best to let you know what's happening.
|I first hit the road in a Tiger CX. After 7 years and 102,000 miles in the Tiger, I decided it was time for a new home. My second home was a Roadtrek Versatile 170. After 4 years and 52,000 miles, I realized the Roadtrek didn't fit my needs as well as I wanted. So I got my third home, a Hymer Aktiv. Unfortunately, I only had it a little over a year before it developed major engine problems. So now I'm on my fourth RV, a Winnebago Travato 59G.|
|This is Wilson. He's a whiz with road maps and the GPS, so I signed him on as the navigator for my journeys. Those of you who have seen the movie Castaway with Tom Hanks will recognize Wilson. Click here to see his web page.|
My plans are usually pretty fluid. So the itinerary and dates below are pretty sketchy to start with and subject to change. As I visit places, I'll update the itinerary and add links to any photos. The photos are intended to show you what I'm seeing and experiencing. So they may not always be the best.
|Date||Location||Link to Photos|
|01/01 - 02/28||Tucson, Arizona||
Tucson Botanical Gardens
Sky Island Falconry Experience
Sweetwater Wetlands - Part 1
Sweetwater Wetlands - Part 2
Sweetwater Wetlands - Bobcat
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum - Avian Adventures
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum - On the Grounds
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum - Animals on Exhibit
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum - Hummingbirds
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum - Raptor Free Flight 1
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum - Raptor Free Flight 2
|03/01 - 05/30||Visiting Family and Friends in Illinois||no photos|
|06/02 - 09/12||Fishing in Ontario||
Wabaskang Lake - Ducks
Wabaskang Lake - Other Waterfowl
Wabaskang Lake - Other Birds
Wabaskang Lake - Other Wildlife
Wabaskang Lake - Insects and Flowers
Wabaskang Lake - Sunsets
Wabaskang Lake - Landscape and Sky
|09/12 - 09/15||Traveling to Illinois||Various Locations Near Ames,Iowa|
|09/16 - 11/30||Visiting Family and Friends in Illinois|
|12/01 - 12/31||Tucson|
As I mentioned previously, I started traveling full time in my RV on June 13, 2007. Here's where I've been since then.
|Year||General Route Taken||Link to Photos|
|2007||Alaska, Western Canada, Southwestern United States||itinerary and photos|
|2008||California, Arizona, New Mexico, Illinois, Ontario, Montana, Oregon, Montana, Ontario, Michigan, Illinois, Florida||itinerary and photos|
|2009||Florida, Illinois, Ontario, New York, Maine, New York, Ontario, Illinois, Arizona||itinerary and photos|
|2010||Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Montana, Ontario, Illinois, Florida||itinerary and photos|
|2011||Florida, Illinois, Ontario, Colorado, Ontario, Illinois||itinerary and photos|
|2012||Illinois, Texas, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ontario, Oregon, California, Arizona||itinerary and photos|
|2013||Arizona, Illinois, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ontario, Wyoming, South Dakota, Illinois, Florida||itinerary and photos|
|2014||Florida, Illinois, Ontario, Maine, New England, Illinois, Arizona||itinerary and photos|
|2015||Arizona, Illinois, Ontario, Illinois, Wyoming, California, British Columbia, Oregon, California, Arizona||itinerary and photos|
|2016||Arizona, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, Ontario, Illinois, Arizona||itinerary and photos|
|2017||Arizona, Illinois, California, Ontario, Illinois, North Carolina, Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona||itinerary and photos|
|2018||Arizona, Illinois, Massachusetts, Illinois, Ontario, Colorado, New Mexico, Illinois, Arizona||itinerary and photos|
|2019||Arizona, Illinois, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, Wyoming, Ontario, Illinois, Arizona||itinerary and photos|
|2020||Arizona, California, Illinois, Arizona||itinerary and photos|
|2021||Arizona, Illinois, Ontario, Illinois, New Mexico, Arizona||itinerary and photos|
I enjoy photography. In the past few years I have
attended quite a few photography workshops. I highly recommend the
workshops offered by the
Rocky Mountain School of Photography,
National Parks at Night,
Don Mammoser Photography.
If you want to have some fun while learning a lot about
photography, I highly recommend any of their workshops. The instructors are very
knowledgable and make learning a lot of fun.
The photo on the right was taken during a night photography
workshop at Devil's Tower.
To see other photos I have taken, check out my photo galleries.
|Title||Link to Buy|
|Ten Years on the Road||Buy|
|Sleepy Dog Cabins||Buy|
|Subject||Length||Date Range||Link to Buy|
|Wabaskang Lake||12 month||Jan 2022 - Dec 2022||Buy|
|Last updated 9/19/22||
Visitors since 11/08/06