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Monday, January 5, 2015

Cold and Cold Snap



My original get out of Dodge date was January 5. That was never set in stone. I certainly wasn't going to head out in a snowstorm. Currently we are getting rain on top of a half foot of new snow. Dealing with that gift from the heavens is taking time and energy I'd like to put elsewhere. Just to make it interesting I'm suffering from a lovely holiday cold. The current departure date is the 7th -subject to change without notice.

In the big scheme of things a few days one way or the other doesn't matter much. I can always make it up on the other end.

Our original plans were to head directly south. South is a nice direction in January, especially when leaving from Northern New Hampshire. It gets warmer by the mile. Plans change. Instead of Florida we'll be heading to Texas. That's a lot of westerly driving, right into a plunging Arctic air mass. Looks like we'll be dealing with cold for quite a few days.

On the bright side we'll get to visit with good friends in Kentucky. That will make for a nice stop, about halfway to Texas.

We'll be taking it easy and won't do any marathon driving days. This will be the first time the little boat and trailer will be hauled any distance, so taking it easy is just smart. We can sleep and do some light cooking in the van, so there's no need to be in a hurry.

After our Texas visit I hope the weather warms up a bit. There are a lot of interesting places along the Gulf coast I'd like visit. Eventually we'll end up in Florida and make our way down to the Keys. It's all good.

-Sixbears

16 comments:

  1. It is freezing in Houston now.Caused by Haarp.No such thing as A real polor vortex. Geoenginnering.Microwaving the stratosphere.Bring winter clothing.

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    1. Usually we bring just enough warm clothing to get us south. Now we are bringing the full winter kit. Dang!

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  2. As I write this comment, it is exactly 32 degrees at my place which is 30 miles north of Houston.

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    1. Still better than -5 with 40 mph winds -but hardly worth the 2000 mile drive. Better warm up soon.

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  3. 36 with a wind chill of 28 in Corpus. Where's the Gorebal Warming? AL?!

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    1. Globeal warming is real.It has been the warmest in the history of the United State and the world.In the USA we broke more warmest records in recorded history this past year and for 32years ever year it is warmer.
      For the last 4 years the new year has been engineerd to produce a polar vortex to pacify the public.Watch again the temperature will be breaking records in spring , summer, fall.All this is geoengineered polar vortex to elicited responses like yours.Keep fooling us.Wake up, Wake up

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    2. I've been calling it global weirding.

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  4. The main thing is to enjoy yourself, wherever you are.

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    1. Good point Gorges. Attitude is everything.

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  5. go hug the coast then take 20 or 10 west to texas

    happy trails to you!

    Wildflower

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    1. The thought crossed my mind, but we are visiting friends in KY so will be travelling more northward than that. I'll put up with cold temperatures to be with warm friends.

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  6. We just finished the snapping cold here in AZ. Brutal in one word.

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    1. Cold snap and AZ should not go together.

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  7. You may have to burn some diesel before it's warm enough to go Veggie again but at least you're headed inthe right direction.
    It was -40 here in Alberta over the last few nights and it doesn't matter which scale your using at that temperature. Run baby, run....

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    1. I will have to burn diesel part of the way at least.

      It can get to -40 here so I know what it's like. It's miserable, that's what it's like. You know, you could fly down to a warm beach in Cuba. I hear it's warm there.

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