Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Kentucky Snow Bound!

It was a bit of a grind, but Happy and I made the two-week transit from Seattle to Kentucky in good order.

Heading south through California before heading east turned out to be a good plan. The weather held up quite well except for a few days of challenging cross-winds on the interstate, and we even got to enjoy some temps in the 70s along the southern portion of our drive.

We made camp in a pretty good RV park, with compact spaces set among rolling hills. The people and facilities are quite nice and there are wide open fields for romping.

Just after we got settled in the weather turned nasty, with cold temps and biting winds. As you can see in this photo from my window, we've also had a pretty good snowfall with more on the way later in the week. Like many of you, Kentucky is having an unusually cold and snowy winter!

So, we begin our Kentucky project with a few weather challenges, made easier by a good crockpot and access to plenty of propane. I don't know how much there will be to report about what we will be doing here, but we will keep you up to date as best we can... Stay tuned!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Kentucky Bound!

After six months in Seattle with pretty much nothing going on, I've been feeling the urge to get moving again. Very quickly over the past few weeks, a number of conditions and circumstances have combined to offer a very interesting -- even exciting! -- opportunity in Kentucky. So, Happy and I are breaking our Seattle camp and hitting the road, Kentucky bound.

In due course I'll share more about why we're going to Kentucky and what we're doing there, but for now here's the gist of our immediate road trip:

Because it's winter -- and I'm determined not to get stuck in Wyoming again! -- our route plan takes us far south before heading east. Also because it's winter, we're going to stick to the interstates rather than journey through the wilds of an old US Highway.

Because of our route and intended speed -- we want to get there in less than two weeks -- I don't think there will be much in the way of exploration to report along the way. I'll certainly fire up the old "dash cam" and share anything that's worthwhile, but don't expect a lot. There will be plenty to report when we get to Kentucky... Stay tuned!