Well seems that we lost our annual winter "Race" the snow and it was too close to call as good. Earlier weather predictions suggested we would win the race this year and head south BEFORE that obscene 4 letter word SNOW
arrived... guess not.
Oh well, it is what it is and not worth fretting about.
We are set to pull out next Wed early AM to head downstate in Mich. [A] then on to our Winter Escape
in our new Escape19.
Travel distance for our winter escape
is estimated by RV Parky as 8,178 miles; for 138 nights with "pulling time" being 132 hours and 32 min.
Currently, it is ~28°F [-2.2 C ° for our Canadian friends] and it is now predicted we will have 2"-5" of snow through the night.
Our lake has already frozen over.
My main concern is getting up the very steep drive once it becomes snow/ice covered.
Allegedly next Monday it is supposed to warm up and Tuesday/Wednesday reputed to be in the 40°s F [+5°C].
Just had the UPS deliver my insulin from the VA. Was to keep me going for the winter. Oops, a techno-glitch... 2 vials of the slow-acting that I needed were missing. So they are going to express these and was told I should have them by Saturday.
Now if I get my 2 month supply of continuous glucose monitor sensors before we depart I will be a happy camper.
You can see the orange 110 volt (only 15 amp) extension can be seen hanging off the back of our Escape
. The electric heater has been keeping it at 60°F even with 19°F lows at night. Glad I opted for the extra 4 season insulation. ;-)
So after a few days downstate with DW's family for Turkey Day, we head towards the southeast. I initially thought about an overnight at a CarckerBarrell or Walmart.
However, as the trailer is not "winterized" I did not want to boondock the first night under hard freeze conditions and found a KOA open all year with full hook up. They had 2 slots left for Turkey Day week so I grabbed the one drive through. Hopefully relatively level so will not bother to unhook from TV. Or just live with whatever tilt is dealt to us. LOL.
Once further south below very hard freeze line we should be good to go.
I will update our travels from time to time when appropriate and/or mildly interesting.
Esmé is really really is looking forward to trailer time as there is no room for her crate. Unlike here at home, she will have NO options other than to sleep on the bed with us. Aww, she really hates that...Not.
Bat Dude and family