On Your Mark, Get Set, Goooooooooo!

     We are leaving our driveway for the most dangerous area in the World, the  American highways.

     Finally, after two weeks in our driveway, trapped by the cold and snow storms, we are now on the road. Heading for Williamsburg, Virginia, for day 1 of our 5 year journey.

     The time in our driveway was not wasted. In fact, we have actually been living in the RV for the two weeks. We have learned how to use all the systems, including filing the propane tanks 4 times because of the record breaking cold. Who’s idea was it to by an RV in the winter time anyway?

     The heating unit kept us toasty, even when the temperature dropped to 4 degrees. We bought the unit with the Arctic package which is advertised to withstand temperatures down to 0 degrees. Main problem is our water lines freezing. No problem. Hope the air conditioner works as well when we cross death valley.

     Our king size bed is very comfortable. The refrigerator is filled with food, and the unit has been completely stocked with clothes, camping supplies, tools, and all of our personnel items. We were ready.

     Barbara really liked the way she looked in the bathroom vanity mirror:image


      The truck and unit are handling great. We practiced backing up and hitching and unhitching the unit to the tow truck. We expect no problems.

Well, this is certainly not as planned

    Driving down the Florida highway to Key West, sun shining, pleasant temperatures, our new RV humming along. What a beautiful day. What more could you ask for?

     What I could ask for is that it be true. Instead, I am sitting in my own driveway trapped by a snow storm, with another storm on it’s way.                                 

     The snow covered branches are banging against the rear window mocking me. “Hi Hi, caught you.”                                      

  Turning to my side window, snow everywhere. 3 inches and rising. Weatherman said we might get some flurries. I don’t believe the weatherman can predict yesterday’s weather. 

Since we are living in the RV now, I am taking precautions against the water pipes freezing. The temperature is anticipated to drop to the single digits this weekend. With another storm on it’s way, looks like we won’t get out of here for another week. Hope the snow doesn’t crush the Unit.