Sunday, January 19, 2020

Now We Got It

After weeks with warmer than normal weather, winter has finally turned up his power, bringing us frigid temps (yesterday 3F and a windchill way below that) and 8" of snow throughout Sunday. So yes, this morning started with a lot of exercise on our driveway before breakfast. It was still snowing for hours after that, but I took Dixie out for a walk up the road. Not only was snow in the air but also plenty wind out of the North-West. The rest of the morning was spent on the couch. Around noon the snow subsided and it was time for a longer Dixie-walk in the woods. Walking through 8" of snow is kind of exhausting so I was pumped when getting back to the van. 

 Roosevelt Cottage

Of course, the forest is pretty with all that snow, but I do prefer to see trees in their natural green rather than white and black. But that's me. If YOU love winter, you can come up here and take over. You'd get a world-class work-out here and it'll be all free of charge. 
After the strenuous walk, more exciting stuff was waiting for us. Welshpool Wharf had to be cleaned of snow. That's 360ft length of floats 6 - 8ft wide. Gotta love it!

Finally back home, I warmed the last peace of my peach cake, slapped a heap of whipped cream on it and enjoyed it with a steamin' hot cup of coffee.

Holtville Hot Springs Pond

I keep getting pictures from friends being at the Holtville LTVA spending days at the Hot Springs and in lawn chairs. Makes me look forward to next winter. But first I have to fly to Houston to pick up our new van, then stop by a Michigan RV-dealer to pick up our new trailer. 

If you think you have seen this before you are right. We had the same trailer from 2012 - 2014. It's a Flagstaff Super Lite 27RLWS.

The big BUT is to get that done without getting stuck in a winter storm. Made a deal with both places to wait until February or later for the pickup.

That's all for now, folks.

We are devastated to learn that our fellow RVer and friend George Yates has passed away. We think of his wife Suzie and his family. We met George and Suzie in Holtville and got to know them as wonderful friendly people. George always wore his straw cowboy hat. His legendary smile will continue to stand in our memory for ever.  RIP George. We love you.


  1. Beautiful snowy winter wonderland.Hope the weather is better in Febuary for your new vehicle pickup.

  2. Glad you didn't get too snowed in.
    Looking forward to heading back to the southwest as well next year.
    Be Safe and Enjoy the season.

    It's about time.


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