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.