I’m closing in on my leave date (this coming Friday) and am frantically trying to get all the jobs done that I’ve been putting off. I just finished defrosting the fridge, which is nearly the most detested job. Don’t ask me why, but I defrosted it after I came home from the grocery!
I just love ticking items off a list, and I’ve done a lot of that today. Other than the regular things to do before hitching up – fill the fresh tank, empty the waste tanks, clean and put away the hoses, etc., I only have to top off one propane tank and fill up my truck with diesel on Thursday afternoon. I even cleaned the windows inside the truck and armor-all’ed the dashboard, doors, etc. Someone suggested I attach the GPS to the driver’s side window and I checked – the wire is long enough. I don’t particularly like having it drape across the steering wheel but it will work and I will be able to read everything on the screen much better.
After having made up my mind to go north to Little Rock, somewhere between Jackson and Vicksburg, and pick up I-40W, I checked weather.com for the interstate forecast. On the approximate day I would be getting to Little Rock they are predicting snow showers. That is what drove me south to Arlington TX for a 2-day stay last year. I won’t press the panic button yet, but if Little Rock is unsafe for me pulling a 5th wheel, then Oklahoma City, Amarillo, Albuquerque & Flagstaff will be questionable as well. God bless Texas, I love it, but it’s too big and I don’t want to drive through it any more than necessary! When I’m on the move two days in any one state is enough!
Meanwhile I will continue to get ready to pull out Friday morning and make up my mind as I’m going across the South Channel of the Savannah River, leaving Cockspur Island. I’d say that if RV’ing does anything for a person, it prevents them from becoming rigid and unbending with the situation and conditions at hand. Flexibility is our motto, but dang, I don’t want to be so flexible right now – I just want to get to Sacramento!