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Friday, January 9, 2015

On the road, if barely



The day started early, about 5:30 a. m.. It was -27 and the diesel van showed no interest in starting. It was scheduled for a state inspection and oil change at 9:30 in town. By putting a small electric heater under the engine, and closing up the area with tarps, it warmed the engine enough for it to turn over.

It took about 12 hours to get the van loaded up and the house squared away. Finally, we hooked up the boat trailer and drove down the road -about 14 miles to my daughters house. We were too beat to put in any miles.

I also discovered the trailer had the wrong plug. I was so tired that I tried three times to make it fit before I noticed it was never going to happen. In the morning I'll cobble together an adapter.

My lovely wife and I took a good look at the weather forecast for our route to Texas. We decided Texas can wait. The current plan is to head directly to Florida. That way we do the Texas route in the spring when it's warmer. There should be more parks and sites open when we cut across the country back to home.

So we are all loaded up and the house is winterized. Once the plug is fixed we can head due south in search in warmer weather.

-Sixbears

8 comments:

  1. YES, HEAD SOUTH BEFORE THE NEXT MAJOR SNOWSTORM IMOBILIZES YOU!!!!!!!!

    come home in spring 2020

    Wildflower

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  2. Safe travels to you both and may you have much sunshine and wonderful adventures...

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  3. Godspeed, be careful and enjoy the ride.

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  4. You may want to wait awhile to come to Texas. Weather isn't nice at all. Go to Florida first and then check the weather.

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  5. It's even cold cold here Bear. We only had an uncivilized high of 65 today....
    Come on down son !
    The weather is here, which you were beautiful ha ha
    Same journey....

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  6. Safe travels. Wishing you no problems.

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  7. I'll try and call up some good traveling weather for ya!

    Be careful out there!

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